11:28 AM, Jul 29, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Mary Ann Akers at the Washington Post's Trail blog reports that "folks all across Idaho are howling over a snafu that put presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on a political button with GOP Sen. Larry Craig" instead of Democratic candidate Larry LaRocco.
The button was not commissioned by LaRocco's campaign, but rather a private company Tigereye Design. A Tigereye official explained how the mix-up occurred: "When our designer sat down to make this button, he positioned his mouse pointer over a photo of Larry LaRocco. This particular designer uses a fairly wide pointer arrow, which may have been in contact with a photo of Larry Craig."
Akers writes: "A wide pointer arrow, eh? Is that like a computer's mouse's equivalent of a wide stance?" The Post provides this illustration:
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