I know every new President wants to put his own stamp on the US government, but the Washington Times, Berman Post, and WeaselZippers suggests that Barack Obama may be taking that a little too literally. The Missile Defense Agency has unveiled a new logo this year, replacing their existing one:
This is the new one:
If that looks familiar, it should — because it appears to be based at least in part on Barack Obama’s campaign logo:
The irony here is that while the Obama administration clumsily attempts to politicize the MDA through logo homages, Obama has busily cut funds to the agency’s appropriations and spent most of the primary campaign pledging to kill missile-defense systems altogether. Obama felt there were better use of federal money. Apparently, though, copycat logo design was one of them.
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