Turning Down The White House

Five designers have turned down an invitation from the first lady to participate in the National Design Awards. (from Design Observer)

While we have diverse political beliefs, we are united in our rejection of these policies. Through the wide-scale distortion of words (from “Healthy Forests” to “Mission Accomplished“) and both the manipulation of media (the photo op) and its suppression (the hidden war casualties), the Bush administration has demonstrated disdain for the responsible use of mass media, language and the intelligence of the American people.

A very impressive display of principles. I’m not sure I would have had the backbone for a move like this.