Do you want to put the name of the President of the United States on a building in a country with a high risk of terrorist attacks? … I think that’s asking for trouble. … It certainly doesn’t help to have a president who makes insulting comments about other people’s religion — that certainly gets the extremists energized. I think there’s a serious global security concern with having the president’s name up on these buildings, and we could get sucked into something overseas because something happens to one of those buildings and the people in it.
— Richard Painter, former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush