President elect Obama has made friends with almost every interest group you could imagine. He has been in videos, on the cover of all types of magazines, he even has a condom named after him, no kidding. He has become an icon even before he takes oath. Imagine him appearing at his inauguration with a well placed simple diamond stud in his ear or a small gold hoop. I have not seen any of our government "officials" with a piercing, some have to have been interested, don't ya think. I was a government official and I displayed my pierced ear.