Obama in FL touts American jobs standing in front of Chinese crane

Obama in FL touts American jobs standing in front of Chinese crane

CraneThe truth will out. Here’s hoping that is the White House’s takeaway from an act of God that occurred during a speech the president was giving in Miami on Friday.

The steward of the most transparent administration in history was in town to campaign for another infusion of taxpayer money to create jobs rebuilding the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

(If that sounds familiar, it’s probably because the $800-billion stimulus he signed into law in the early days of his presidency was meant to accomplish the same goal.)

His backdrop this time was a large industrial crane — a perfect visual conceit except for one thing. The crane was made by ZPMC, a Chinese manufacturer.

Keith Koffler at White House Dossier writes that someone in the administration noticed the inconvenient truth about the crane and came up with the brilliant strategy of draping an American flag over the company logo.

That would have done the trick had it not been for a fickle breeze that sprang up, whipping the flag aside and revealing the logo beneath it. A CNN producer noticed the problem, took a picture of the exposed logo, and tweeted it.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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