But the Washington Post reports a mistake was made. The quote "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice" has been attributed to Martin Luther King. Turns out King, who used the phrase often, neglected to cite it's source. According to the Post it was first uttered by Theodore Parker "an antebellum American reformer...abolitionist, Unitarian Minister and Transcendentalist thinker".
Where's POTUS? Not another vacation!
But what the Washington Post neglected to report, which we're pleased to share exclusively after long and exhaustive research, was there were other errors on the carpet, not to mention his dog Bo's fresh little"gift" on the new floor covering.
Theodore Parker's better known brother Fess Parker is also quoted, or should we say misquoted with "Don't forget the beer." The fact that he was portraying Davy Crockett at the time didn't seem to dawn on the carpet makers.
Others apparently cited are Mrs. Abraham Lincoln with, "Apart from that, I quite enjoyed the play."
Nathan Hale makes an appearance with, "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country but, hey, guys if I don't get a cigarette I'm gonna die."
Former President John F. Kennedy's immortal words are embroidered in the rug "Marilyn, Bobby and I were wondering if you'd be interested in a threesome."
Canadian-born game show host Monty Hall was fittingly chosen because of the number of exits in the Oval Office. "Do you want door #1, door #2 or door #3?
Leonard Nimoy makes an appearance with his insightful "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic circuit using stone knives and bearskins."
One of the President's favourite movie heros is also quoted. John Wayne had a keen insight into how government works, "When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow."
And finally, from the world of music, the POTUS has chosen an apt line first uttered by Gerry Garcia, "What a long strange trip it's been."
The President's wife, Michelle, was said to be upset over the lack of any reference to the right to bare arms.
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