"It has come to my attention that The Onion is using the presidential seal on its Web site," Grant M. Dixton, associate counsel to the president, wrote to The Onion on Sept. 28.
The New York Times has the story.
Citing the United States Code, Mr. Dixton wrote that the seal "is not to be used in connection with commercial ventures or products in any way that suggests presidential support or endorsement."
No one thinks that the president is endorsing the Onion. How embarrassing for the White House. If I were in the same room as them right now, I'd look at my feet.
They can join China at the I-take-the-Onion-too-seriously table. Now where's that retractable dome?