Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Obama's Oval Office Rug FAIL

This is a minor failure. The sort of trivial, stupid thing that isn't really a big deal in the grand scheme of things - not nearly as important as dithering on important military decisions, destroying the US economy and displaying weakness on the international stage.

But this is the Obama Fail Blog and all failures of the Obama administration are fair game:

This is embarrassing. President Obama put a new rug in the Oval office and according to the Washington Post a big mistake was made that goes beyond the beige color of the rug.

The new presidential rug contains quotes around the edge from Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

For King the quote is: "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."

Great quote. Only one problem -- those words belong not to King, but to Theodore Parker, a Boston abolitionist and preacher. While King did use the quote many times, he credited Parker. It was an important detail President Obama never quite absorbed.

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal