On Thursday, Barack Obama will accept
Athens' the Democratic Party's endorsement at Denver's Invesco Field on a set resembling a miniature Greek temple. A somewhat close-up is above (via CQ Politics' collection, link).
There really isn't much more to be said, except to point to ThinkProgress' lame attempt to downplay this by playing tu quoque. They point out that the 2008 Virginia Republican Convention was conducted with a backdrop featuring Greek columns (thinkprogress.org/2008/08/27/greek-columns-hypocrisy/). What they fail to note is that their setup resembles the Virginia State House (link).
UPDATE: If you go to 4:45 here there's a pan. There are two pair of large round columns on either end, with smaller square columns in the center portion, complete with bases and fillagres. I'll leave it up to architects to identify whether that's Greek, Roman, Romulan, Arugulan, Mordorian, or what.
Politics · Wed, 08/27/2008 - 08:13 · Importance: 1