To Seal or not to Seal, That is the Question

Metaphor alert! Last year the TOTUS decided to visit the great Chyron in the Sky, rather than be forced to provide the meaningless platitudes that Obama's speechwriters churn out for the mouthpiece-in-chief.

Today, the presidential seal decided to take arms against a sea of presidential troubles, and, by opposing, end them -- or at least its own life:

The presidential seal has fallen off President Barack Obama's podium and clattered to the stage as Obama delivered a speech to a women's conference.

The president was joking with the audience and getting some laughs when he realized what happened. "All of you know who I am," he quipped.

Obama told the audience that somebody in the back was really nervous, referring to the staffer who hung the seal on the front of the lectern so precariously.

The seal fell about halfway through the president's remarks to Fortune magazine's "Most Powerful Women Summit" Tuesday at Carnegie Mellon Auditorium in Washington.

Gerald Ford could not be reached for comment. But if he could, I'll bet he'd remind the president how lucky he is to be a Democrat when these disasters occur; all of the satirists who claim allegiance to poking fun at the rich and powerful remain happily docile and firmly in his camp.

Update: Video here.