The Obama camp has a new salute! The story is at U.S. News and World Report and we at Prying1 find it to be quite a hoot. That they keep deleting comments is sort of funny and sad at the same time.
The story line for One Nation, Under a New Obama Salute says:
George Bush had his three-fingered W salute that supporters flashed when greeting him at presidential campaign events in 2000. And now, if a Los Angeles creative agency gets its way, Sen. Barack Obama will see fans meet him with his own salute like the one above. "Our goal is to see a crowd of 75,000 people at Obama's nomination speech holding their hands above their heads, fingers laced together in support of a new direction for this country, a renewed hope, and acceptance of responsibility for our future," says Rick Husong, owner of The Loyalty Inc. Husong tells me that he got the idea after seeing the famous Obama-Progress poster by artist Shepherd Fairey. "We wanted to get involved some way," he says. So, the agency came up with their own a symbol of hope and progress that also plays off Obama's name. "We thought, 'Let's try and start a movement where even while walking down the street, people would hold up the O and you would know that they were for Obama,' " says Husong. Much thought went into the relatively simple idea. "You interlace your hands in a circle, the interlacing being a symbol of different types of people coming together and the circle a symbol of unity," he says. Their design, unlike Fairey's, is free, and Husong is urging people to download it and print it on posters and T-shirts. "We want to see it everywhere, but more importantly we want this sign to take the world by storm."
I left a comment and it disappeared quite quickly. A glitch in their system? Highly unlikely. All I said was, "As a kid we used to make this sign to people and say, "Eat me!" Will this be the rallying cry of Obama supporters?"
A couple other comments I caught were:
Are they insane?!?!?
Are these groupies insane? The "new salute" is disgusting, and vulgar. I suppose it's a fitting symbol of the candidate, his supporters, and what they stand for, but heavens!!!! God Save US!!! - ofVA
Love the way you're deleting all the comments that are negative about the O-bunghole.
Your impartiality is apparently a joke. That's o.k., it's being documented for a news story. - W.M. Mott of MS
wipe the comments all you want...it's still goatse. - ofIN
UPDATE before I even post this - Now there are changing numbers of comments up and down - 23 - 18 - and people are hopping on the bandwagon! They now are moderating the comments so good luck if you decide to post one.
Second Update - I guess they got rid of the kid that was deleting the comments. Must have been a Obama Supporter... I'll give him the salute.
Cary Cartter has a comment up too.
The "Obama Salute"
Why do we need a new one? The one I've been using works just fine, and doesn't involve nearly as many fingers...
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