Obama Graffiti: A Misquote

Posted by Katherine | June 26, 2008 – 6:24 pm

James Mills found this photograph. Eric Adolff (aka Buzz Killington) — failed musician turned graffiti hunter — took it in Denver. At first view it’s just another example of great Obama street art. If you look a little more closely, though, you’ll notice that the quotation isn’t what Obama actually said. What Obama said was this: “I’m asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington… I’m asking you to believe in yours.” A subtle but real difference.

Obama graffiti with misquote
[Seetwist / Flickr]

It makes you wonder whether the misquote was intentional or not.


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  2. Street art is POETRY http://www.myspace.com/augustodeluca

    By GRAFFITI HUNTER on Jul 28, 2008


    By sara on Jan 27, 2009

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