Mutts Like Me
November 9, 2008 2:56 AM   Subscribe

Mutts Like Me
In his 7 Nov press conference, Barack Obama offhandedly used the phrase "mutts like me," a notion that resonates for many Americans. Most of us are mutts, and proud of it. This is a T-shirt design set in Gotham (the typeface used in the Obama campaign materials) with art derived from a picture of a friend's shelter dog.

There's something powerful about the USA's first black president—and first biracial president—referring to himself in this way, and in a way that emphasizes our commonality.
posted by adamrice (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Most All of us are mutts.
posted by cashman at 9:06 AM on November 9, 2008

So why do mutts like you?

maybe I'm not getting it

but maybe passers-by won't, either
posted by davejay at 10:16 PM on November 9, 2008

Some folks will get it, some folks won't. That's OK. Here's a youtube clip of the relevant part of his briefing in case you're curious.

The double reading is just a bonus.
and mutts do like me
though I can't say why.

posted by adamrice at 5:55 AM on November 10, 2008

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