In the Julia series they got one thing right... under zero the country for which it stands will be "disrespect" for our heritage. Can You Pick Out the Flag Gaffe on Obama‘s New ’Julia’ Site? We Did Posted on May 4, 2012 at 4:35pm by Madeleine Morgenstern
The Obama campaign’s new “Life of Julia” tool has led to no shortage of mocking parodies of the faceless, fictional female guided through life by the president’s programs.
The efficacy of Obama’s policies — and the hardships “Julia” would befall under a Romney administration — are certainly up for debate. One thing that’s not? Whoever created Julia and her world really should have brushed up on their flag etiquette.
From “The Life of Julia,” age 25:
Julia’s college graduation podium is flanked by two flags — the U.S.’s and a generic “U.” The American flag is to the would-be speaker’s left, while U’s is on the right. So what’s wrong with that?
From the U.S. Flag Code:
When displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium, the flag of the United States of America should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the clergyman’s or speaker’s right as he faces the audience. Any other flag so displayed should be placed on the left of the clergyman or speaker or to the right of the audience.
Yikes. Pretty embarrassing flub for a national presidential campaign. Good thing it’s only the first one.