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More than the temple…more than the presidential seal….AIR FORCE 1….has landed……..

He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from beneath the floor.

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Change: The miniature Greek temple created for Barack Obama’s acceptance speech

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Presidential image: A full-scale replica of Air Force One fuselage arrives at Invesco Field before Mr Obama speaks

Once Obama speaks, confetti will rain down on him and fireworks will be fired from around the stadium wall.

THIS FROM…….ABC NEWS….

http://blogs.abcnews.com/liveblogging/2008/08/greek-tragedy.html

MORE…ABC News…Disturbing News….

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Conventions/story?id=5668622&page=1

DOES IT LOOK GREEK TO YOU?….HMMM………..

Barack Obama’s appearance in Denver won’t be the first convention speech framed by Greek columns.

Republicans who are mocking Obama’s appearance haven’t mentioned it, but George W. Bush accepted his own nomination in 2004 on a set with a similar neoclassical theme, with columns rising on either side of him, as the pictures above and below show.

Indeed, the Bush set and the Obama sets currently look strikingly similar, with the podium set well in front of the columns, and connected by a path.

The attachment to kitsch, particularly at political conventions, is clearly bipartisan. (There are also a couple of columns in America, as Matthew Yglesias notes.)

THE BLOOM IS OFF THE ROSE?……..

N Y TIMES………

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/08/28/america/28obama.php

……L A TIMES….

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-biden28-2008aug28,0,5223324.story

More to come….

Equal opportunity….”Zingers”…next week for the Republican Convention…..Perhaps?……..

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