Ain’t That America 

Friday, April 15th, 2011

When the US Postal Service set out to make a new Forever stamp, they decided it would show the Statue of Liberty. The problem? They used the wrong statue. While you might think you’re looking at a photo of the world-famous 125-year-old statue in New York Harbor, the stamp instead features a picture of a 14-year-old statue at New York-New York casino in Las Vegas.

The Stamp, With The Wrong Statue
The lack of windows in the crown might have been a tip-off.

What strikes me as so quintessentially American about this story is not that the mistake was made. Instead, it’s that the post office plans to simply go with it, according to this New York Times article:

“We still love the stamp design and would have selected this photograph anyway,” said Roy Betts, a spokesman.

Now what the hell sense does that make?


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