Apparently Senator Obama supporters (or maybe the man himself, given his elevated self-image) has created a salute to show their support during the Democrat convention in Denver. Here's a poster showing the salute:
Now am I overreacting, or does this remind anyone else of another type of salute used to show political unity:
UPDATE: Apparently, some bloggers think that the "O-salute" may have been "appropriated" from a Star Trek episode where Spock meets with a group of space-hippies. Groovy!
Another blogger questions whether the "O-salute" is really a GOP stunt. . .
Finally, Michelle Malkin suggests 5 other universal symbols for Obama supporters, including a note that one of her readers, Jim M., e-mailed that, “In American sign language, the sign for ‘asshole’ is the circle formed with one hand. The new Obama sign can mean only one thing: ‘Big Asshole.’ If the sign fits…” Interesting. . .I think I agree with Jim M. on the meaning of the "O-salute."
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