I’m being cynical in thinking The One would stoop to something so vulgar as a permanent campaign, aren’t I? Oh dear.

In remarks at the Department of Transportation this morning, Mr. Obama referenced the new emblems.

“We’re also making it easier for Americans to see what projects are being funded with their money as part of our recovery. So in the weeks to come, the signs denoting these projects are going to bear the new emblem of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” Obama said. “These emblems are symbols of our commitment to you, the American people — a commitment to investing your tax dollars wisely, to put Americans to work doing the work that needs to be done. So when you see them on projects that your tax dollars made possible, let it be a reminder that our government — your government — is doing its part to put the economy back on the road of recovery.”

This is sort of like Bush launching a new government employment program and labeling it the WPA. Verdict: Cooler than the Obama seal, not as cool as the official Obama-cult secret handshake, which really should have been incorporated into the design. And with that, I yield the floor to the many photoshoppers who are reading this and just rarin’ to go. If we get any good ones, I’ll update.

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