David Pescovitz at 9:56 am Mon, Nov 19, 2012
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I don’t know who I’m giving more points to in this picture.
Your leader gets it.
Silver + Attitude = Cool Photo with President
Oh Jesus, did Reddit just explode?
Nope, just leaking all over the place again.
Nobody seems to know what to do with that picture yet.
That would be nice… but no.
If only he’d done the “not bad” face.
You know what other historical leaders did ironic smirk faces? Gay Nazi Socialists!
i love that my president has a sense of humor, and can bust it out at a moment’s notice.
Can anyone explain this to me?
I had to look it up.
Here you go:
Yeah, great. How about doing your damn job.
Dammit, she tried. Do you have a silver medal? Didn’t think so.
LOL, good one.
Yeeaah, those 4 second spent taking that picture could have been spent solving world hunger… Get on the ball Obama!
You’re right, it probably only made him a minute or two late for The View.
Just remember, you’re the one here who knows what that is.
From the commenter who’s reading Boing Boing at 4:08 on a Monday afternoon.
My work day starts at 5 a.m., and I don’t go online while at work, how ’bout you? No wonder “do your job” is so foreign to you.
I don’t go online while at work, how ’bout you?
Well, that would certainly present me with a unique challenge.
Guess what? The job of the President has evolved over the years. Photo ops like this are part and parcel of the position. Considering that the President works every single day, even while on “vacation,” I think there should be some allowances made for momentary downtime.
As a side note, lighten up. You’ll live longer.
Photo ops are one thing, but with this “president”, they’re the only thing. Well, that and lies.
President in quotation marks?
As far as political trolls go, I’m not impressed.
Ah, Cowcharge? Your troll is showing.
Common, didn’t President Reagan and have some similar photo-ops?
And the quotes around president? Disrespectful to the office, and the citizenry who decides the office.
Right with ya there!
Exactly, associating oneself with popular sporting, acting, business, whatever figures uses the Celebrity proximity effect to build positive public perception. Also, as the head of the country, a meeting is sometimes for the benefit of the other person, as much as many Americans might dislike the current President (or Australians the current Prime Minister), if given a chance to meet with them in their official office because of some achievement, they’d say yes and happily smile for a photo.
I’m not a terribly huge fan of our previous Premier (similar to a State Governor), but there exists a photo of me smiling in an embarrassingly goofy fashion as a friend shakes her hand. Proximity to power has a strange effect on people.
I think this picture would be more funny if they got a post election picture with Rommy doing that… :)
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