(Image from The Oregonian)
You can call me old fashioned but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And I’ll be the first to tell you that the state’s flag ain’t broke. There some things that are better left untouched, and the best known symbol for this great state is fine just the way it is. Some of you history buffs or flag enthusiasts may know that Oregon’s flag is the only one with a different design on each side. Michael Milstein from the Oregonian complains that the flag is “roughly twice the cost of other state flags because of its unusual two-sided design.” Hmmmm…. Cry me a river. I’d like to think the sentence should be that the flag is “roughly twice the VALUE because of its UNIQUE two-sided design.” This is the beaver state after all (and beaver nation, btw 🙂 ) and dam right (pun intended) the beaver should remain. What’s Milstein’s real deal? What are his motives? I smell a duck.
The article mentions that “Gov. Ted Kulongoski loves the present flag, price and all, says his spokeswoman, Anna Richter Taylor. He has heard no one complain about it and will not consider a new design, she says. He has more important priorities.” Enough said.
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