Today, when I bought my Day Pass for the DC Metro, I was a little surprised to find a familiar face on the card:
So, what is the president doing on a ticket to the public transportation system in our nation’s capital. It says it’s celebrating his presidential inauguration. But, I don’t recall seeing the image of Bill Clinton on such tickets when I lived in DC during his inaugural in 1997. Nor do my friends require such images during his first inaugural. Or for either of W’s.
And anyway, the inauguration was 16 months ago.
This is not where Americans place the image of our president. This is something they do in authoritarian countries.