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Mar 10
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By comparison, this just seems cute (although I’ve always thought the “missing apostrophe” is kinda dismissive of his Kenyan heritage and the actual surname Obama). I’m glad the New Republic is able to make it about atheism, though:

"Apparently, Team Obama felt the use of an actual shamrock would be too overtly Christian."

Maybe it’s not about the Trinity, though - maybe it’s about Four More Leaves?

By comparison, this just seems cute (although I’ve always thought the “missing apostrophe” is kinda dismissive of his Kenyan heritage and the actual surname Obama). I’m glad the New Republic is able to make it about atheism, though:

"Apparently, Team Obama felt the use of an actual shamrock would be too overtly Christian."

Maybe it’s not about the Trinity, though - maybe it’s about Four More Leaves?

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    Or maybe it’s that, according to Wikipedia, the shamrock is a registered international trademark of the Irish...
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