News, but not the serious kind
Snug as a flub in a rug?
Blog Guy, did you read about the problem with that brand-new rug in the Oval Office, with the great American quotes woven along the edge?
Yes, you’re talking about the embarrassing error over one of the quotes:
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” is attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr. on the rug, but it turns out King was quoting Theodore Parker, a 19th century abolitionist and Unitarian minister.
Here you can see part of that quote in the photo on the right. It looks like somebody didn’t do enough homework.
How unfortunate. What’s another quote on the rug?
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Very inspirational. Hey Blog Guy, can you list ALL of the rug’s great American quotes?
Sure, here they are, a rug-full of Americana:
“Go ahead, make my day.”
“I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV.”
“You had me at hello…”
“It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford…”
“They’re after me Lucky Charms!”
“If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”
“Lucy, you got some splainin’ to do!”
Thank you so much, Blog Guy, that gave me goose bumps. I do recognize the rest of the quotes, but please remind me who said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Um, according to the rug it was Yogi Berra.
Top: The redecorated Oval Office of U.S. President Barack Obama has new carpeting, wallpaper and sofas. August 31, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Left: Theodore Parker, circa 1850