Saturday, January 09, 2010

Times Square Billboard of Obama Draws White House Ire

I didn't read the whole thing, but I thought this quote was funny.

But the White House isn't happy about the newest exposure, saying the
president's image --
captured by The Associated Press during his
November trip to the Great Wall in Badaling, China -- is not supposed to
be used for commercial purposes.

"The White House has a
longstanding policy disapproving of the use of the president's name and likeness
for commercial purposes," White House spokesman Ben LaBolt said in a written
My question is this: What has been going on for the last year? His image has been ALL OVER THE PLACE for all kinds of commercial purposes. I just saw an Obama calender in the markdown section... at Target. Just sayin'. :-) His face has been all over the place...mugs, calenders, shirts, you name it and he's been on it. He is a star, folks.

At least Inside Edition recently named he and his wife some of the Top ten Stars of 2009. They have expressed more truth about the rise of Obama than many other news organizations.

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