If only Bush had thought to copyright the picture of him in a Nazi uniform, he’d be the richest man in the world. Obama’sâ„¢ people have a little more foresight than Bush did:

White House Lawyers™ Look to Limit Commercial Use of President(© 2009):

Barack Obama’s popularity makes him a marketer’s dream. Now, the honeymoon may be over for those trying to profit from his appeal.

White House lawyers want to control the use of the president’s image, recognizing the worldwide fascination about Obama’s election, First Amendment free-speech rights and easy access to videos and photos on the Web.

“Our lawyers are working on developing a policy that will protect the presidential image while being careful not to squelch the overwhelming enthusiasm that the public has for the president,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

Here’s a breakdown of “licensing fees” I suggest Obamaâ„¢ put in place to keep free use of his words (© 2009) and imageâ„¢ from getting out of control:

If you use President Obama’sâ„¢ picture on a product you sell, Obamaâ„¢ gets $1 per unit sold. Other Obamaâ„¢ product fees(© 2009) are as follows…

Obama™ dressed as Jesus®: $1.25/unit
Obamaâ„¢ walking on water: $1.50/unit
Obamaâ„¢ healing lepers: $1.00/unit
Obama™ pictured as Che Guevara® on Marxist® t-shirt: $2/unit
Obamaâ„¢ shirtless on beach: $3/unit

Obama™ licensing fees (© 2009) for words and phrases:

Obamaâ„¢ paid 75 cents every time somebody writes/says “Barack”â„¢.
Obamaâ„¢ paid 75 cents every time somebody writes/says “Obama”â„¢.
Obamaâ„¢ paid $1.50 every time somebody writes/says “Barack Obama”â„¢.
Obamaâ„¢ paid $1.25 every time somebody writes/says “Yes we can”â„¢.
Obamaâ„¢ paid 65 cents every time somebody writes/says “Hope” (© 2009).
Obamaâ„¢ paid 65 cents every time somebody writes/says “Change” (© 2009).
Obamaâ„¢ paid 25 cents every time somebody says “uhh”â„¢.
Obamaâ„¢ paid $2.50 every time an MSM reporterâ„¢ yells “BARACK!”â„¢ during orgasm ($5 if there’s another person involved).

A full list of Obama™ licensing fees (© 2009) is pending approval by the president™.

People caught avoiding these Obama™ licensing fees (© 2009) will either be imprisoned or offered a cabinet post™ depending on their party affiliation and financial status. These Obama™ licensing fees(© 2009) mean that Americans™ can be, for the first time in their adult lives, proud of their country (Patent Pending).

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