Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ashes, Ashes, They All Fall Down

Maybe it's a sign: President Barack Obama's presidential seal fell off his podium while Obama was speaking to the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. Check out the video.

Note Obama's (unscripted) reaction. His first concern is that everyone knows who he is. Reassured, he speculates about how anyone who makes a mistake for him quakes in terror; he actually finds this funny.

A falling podium sign is not as dramatic as, say, an asteroid. And yet it may be a portent.

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