At debate, McCain needles Obama over faux White House seal
OXFORD, Miss. – It’s the seal that just keeps on giving.
“(McCain) even said the other day that he would not meet potentially with the prime minister of Spain, because he — you know, he wasn’t sure whether they were aligned with us. I mean, Spain? Spain is a NATO ally,” Obama said.
McCain, who was in the middle of criticizing Obama for being willing to meet with U.S. foes, reacted sharply.
“I’m not going to set the White House visitors schedule before I’m president of the United States,” he said. “I don’t even have a seal yet.”
The Obama seal, which the Illinois senator used at a campaign event in June, had a picture of a bald eagle on it and an inscribed phrase that read “Vero Possumus,” a Latin expression that roughly translates to the campaign’s slogan, “Yes, we can.”
The seal drew some ridicule for being presumptuous and the campaign never used it again.