Lese-Majesty not just for royalty?

Obama subject to criticism on health care bill

With all the products we sell that poke gentle fun at presidents, former presidents, and various potentates and potential potentates, such as the “Obama funny money”, I sure hope they don’t decide to make new Lese-Majesty* laws ( * The crime of violating majesty, an offence against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a state.)

I was only vaguely aware of this concept being applied in the past until the term appeared in yesterday’s newspaper’s crossword puzzle.