Did George Bush deface American flags in while in Vienna?
Apparently enjoying his celebrity status while over there President Bush spent some time autographing American flags for his Austrian fans.
This appears to be in violation of the federal flag code, which forbids “any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.”
But Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, (R-Tenn.), who wants a Constitutional amendment against flag desecration, shouldn’t be too upset with his president. As president, Bush has the power to change the federal flag code, as long as the change is “set forth in a proclamation.”
So all he has to do is issue a proclamation.