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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Roy Betts (U.S. Post Office Spokesmouth)

"We still love the stamp design and would have selected this photograph anyway."

- The photograph in question is of the Statue of Liberty on a new commemorative stamp.

What's all the fuss about?  Well, the geniuses at the USPS mistakenly used a photograph of the mock Statue of Liberty on the Las Vegas Strip instead of the real Statue of Liberty in New York:  "The Vegas statue has slightly different hair, a less-stern facial expression, and a plaque adorning the center spike of her crown." - Liz Goodwin

A simple mistake, right?  Could've happened to anyone who chose to look for a picture on Google.  If these clowns had any common sense they'd just apologize.  But no, they decided to double-down on stupid...Pretty typical for our fine taxpayer funded employees.

I think these blog commenters put it pretty well:
-  "How come terrorists can find landmarks in N.Y. and our Post-master can't?" - Omniscient
"Love the attitude of the guy who said they would have picked the photo anyway knowing it was the Vegas replica. That guy should be in charge of napping air traffic controllers..." - CarolP
"I don't know what the problem is, The LV Liberty statue has looked over many poor and huddled masses. Its just that they were leaving town, not coming in." - JM

And my favorite by far:  "Next thing you know, they will use Taco Bell's bell in place of liberty bell :)" - Whatever


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