It's just so hard to take the buffoons on the far right seriously when it comes to their incessant hysteria regarding anything involving Barack Obama (D). Their latest rant is that Obama is breaking federal law by using the likeness of the presidential seal with his new seal (above).
Seriously. The whack jobs over at the Weekly Standard are pretty much hyperventilating over it, even quoting the explicit language of 18 USC Sec. 713 [..].
Well, it took me about 15 minutes on Google Images to discover that John McCain's (R) own caucus -- the National Republican Senatorial Committee -- uses three different likenesses of the official seal...for fundraising purposes:
I don't know why anyone would be surprised. Don't you know IOKIYAR?
UPDATE (Silent Patriot): Barack gives in to the haters, and has decided to drop the seal. Ambinder has the scoop.
I've had my fun with the Obama campaign's seal, and now that fun ends. I'm told that Obama recognizes that it was a silly mistake, that the universal reaction at Wacker and Michigan was, "Boy, was that dumb," and that they don't think the seal staging will matter to actual voters.