"I think we can all agree that we need presidential candidates that are serious enough not to play make-believe on the campaign trail. It's laughable, ridiculous, preposterous and revealing all at the same time."
-- Tucker Bounds, a spokesman for John McCain, on Barack's new presidential seal, as reported in New York's Daily News
"If you wanted to emphasize to voters that the Democrats' nominee is a bit stuck up, it would be hard to do better."
-- Mickey Kaus, commenting for Slate.com.