Toga! Toga!

Oh, wait. That’s against the rules…

To: Interested Parties
From: Brian Rogers, Deputy Communications Director
Date: August 27, 2008
Re: Proper Attire For The Temple Of Obama (“The Barackopolis”)

Today, workers at Invesco Field are putting the final touches on the newest wonder of the modern political world — The Temple of Obama (“The Barackopolis”). It is upon this pulpit that Barack Obama will tomorrow night address thousands of screaming, adoring fans.

There may be some confusion among the press about the venue and appropriate dress code for Barack Obama’s big speech. To help out, we wanted to provide the following tips on appropriate attire. The toga may have gone out of style centuries ago, but after Obama’s temple speech tomorrow night, they’re sure to be flying off the racks.

Suggested Toga Styles:

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  1. Lucky Lady says:

    The Greek Temple theme at Invesco Field is nuts. Didn’t Obama’s team learn anything from the rock star presentation in Germany? This guy thinks this presents the image of “Leader of the Free World?”

  2. Dubbya didn’t wear a toga in front of his “Greek temple,” so I’m sure Barack Obama will avoid one as well.

  3. Here’s the link to the image that for some reason didn’t post in my previous comment:

  4. Yes, Zach, there were columns in 2004. I’d guess four based on the photo evidence you offer. It’s an INSIDE venue that had been used all along. Plus, there’s this little detail that Bush was already President in 2004…

  5. Face it Cindy, your man just wouldn’t look good in a toga. Now W might have pulled it off….

  6. Did anyone else like Doonsbury this morning? I laughed hard!