Deserved recognition for the reminder of a time when “hope and change” wasn’t merely an empty, focus group tested catch phrase:

(CNN) – Former President Ronald Reagan’s history-making float at the Rose Bowl Parade Saturday has been awarded a trophy for best depiction of life in the United States, past, present or future, the Tournament of Roses announced.

The float was designed to kick off a celebration events to commemorate the centennial of Reagan’s birth. He would have been 100 years old on February 6, 2011.

The Reagan float easily defeated the following floats dedicated to Presidents Obama, Carter and Clinton respectively:





7 Responses to “Reagan Float Wins the Roses”

  1. Marshall_Will on January 3rd, 2011 5:51 pm

    And Kathy… did you know that over ten-thousand-roses went into to making just (1) of Lady Liberty's gozangas?

    Good for -you- Ronnie, and good for Doug for posting those! LOL.

  2. Mike S. on January 3rd, 2011 7:42 pm

    Wow, Obama is really giving Lady Liberty a snootful, isn't he? And while he is breaking wind in her face, the rest of us are getting covered with the fun stuff that usually follows…

  3. SignPainterGuy on January 4th, 2011 1:37 am

    Doug, where did you find these pics ? I`d like to find them to get a closer look at what`s in Obummer`s hand; dove or seal? Or something else ? And I can`t read any of the text, zooming in just blurs it worse ! They`re hillarious !

  4. Doug on January 4th, 2011 1:53 am

    Just do a Google Image search for Obama Float and you'll be treated with a few different ones… mostly from a parade in Germany that must be a hell of a laugh to watch.

    Try this link:

  5. SignPainterGuy on January 4th, 2011 2:24 am

    Excellent !! Thanks Doug !

    Let me sit up straight so I don`t bust a gut !

  6. SignPainterGuy on January 4th, 2011 2:48 am

    There are some imaginative float designers and builders around the world ! Daring to say the least ! 😮

    Sitting up straight was a good call !!

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