Okay, by now, when it comes to the proposed new state logo, everyone knows that:
- The Governor’s office commissioned a new logo that is really ugly and looks like a 5thgrader designed it.
- The government paid too much for this piece of crap.
- The overwhelming majority of the citizens hate it.
- Gov. Haslam is going to force us to use it anyway.
Trying to explain their monumentally stupid idea of a new state logo, the governor’s office resorted to the straw man of “calm down, everyone. It is not going to replace the state flag.” Earlier this week, even the governor made this excuse: “It won’t replace the state flag.”
Just one thing wrong with that rationale: The only ones referring to the flag replacement possibility are the governor, his staff, the overpaid ad agency and a couple of close allies. The first mention in the press of “no flag replacement” came in the Tennessean on May 26. The source? Gov. Bill Haslam’s office. The most recent person to repeat the “no flag replacement” meme? Gov. Haslam.
And recently, Sen. Mark Norris says the whole controversy will somehow go away if the House starts reciting something called the “Salute to the Tennessee State Flag” every day (something those party hounds in the Senate apparently already do). We do not have any idea what Norris is talking about, and we have the sneaking suspicion neither does he.
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