This Administration Brought to You by Pepsi

Two days before the election, I spent the day in Washington D.C. with some friends, and I noticed something odd: At first, I assumed that the metro stations were just decorated for the upcoming inauguration. A number of the lighted pillar-things had a simple tri-coloured design on them that looked a little something like this:

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And I thought “Hey, isn’t that they Obama campaign logo? Odd.” This opinion was bolstered by several posters that had the symbol and a single word or phrase “Hope”, “Change”, “Pop”. Wait: “pop”? Something wasn’ right (there was also one that said “soul”, which, honestly, why didn’t they just say “fried chicken”? I mean, good grief.):

hopepepsi

Turns out, it was a pepsi add campaign, but the confusion was (and is) understandable and dare I say intentional:

obamalogo

To be fair, maybe the Obama camp stole Pepsi’s idea:

diet-pepsi-cream

All of which sparked a memory of a propaganda poster I came across a few years ago:

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One comment on “This Administration Brought to You by Pepsi

  1. mattyonke says:

    Hey Ben,

    Sorry I had to step away from the computer earlier.

    I would certainly direct your prayers to the national 40 Days for Life campaign going on at 130 abortion clinics around the world.

    There’s a few in the greater D.C. area, which you can find here:

    http://40daysforlife.com/location.cfm

    It’s a great, if difficult, experience to go out and pray right where the slaughter is taking place.

    Thanks for asking!

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