slate: all the president's pens

president obama has made epic use of the autopen to the point of signing a bill into law with it. this, however, opens up a constitutional problem. the mechanically recreated signature itself is not an issue, but using this machine (or any proxy) without the president being in the room, according to article I of the constitution, is. anyway, go to slate to read the full nitty gritty, i just draw the pens running amok.

semi related: sometimes i have know the authors of slate articles, have emailed with them, or just recognize their names. this article was written by someone i don’t know, terry l. turnipseed. terry, your name is awesome. that is all.

slate: all the president’s signatures, by terry l. turnipseed
ad: natalie matthews-ramo


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s