Friday, July 17, 2009

Caption this: New Jersey gubernatorial edition 

Barack Obama made an unusual mid-summer campaign appearance for New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, who is, Allah forfend, behind the Republican. The original caption reads: "U.S. President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine embrace after Obama spoke at a rally for Corzine in Holmdel, NJ, July 16, 2009." Yeah. Right. As if the word embrace didn't require mutuality. Have you ever seen anybody hang on for dear life like Jon Corzine in this photo?

You will disappoint me if you do not do better.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Jul 17, 11:55:00 PM:

"Yes, Jon, Lloyd Blankfein has agreed to become governor. You are once again Chairman of Goldman Sachs."  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Sat Jul 18, 12:01:00 AM:

I must say, that's an awfully good start!  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Jul 18, 02:32:00 AM:

I forgot to ask you, Jon, do you prefer Greyhound or Trailways?  

By Blogger Jim in Virginia, at Sat Jul 18, 08:26:00 AM:

"Jon, I like you but I think we should start dating other people."  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Jul 18, 08:44:00 AM:

Obama's thinking......"do I really have to touch this guy......?"  

By Blogger Goldwater's Ghost, at Sat Jul 18, 09:05:00 AM:

Corzine: I despise the way you pose yourself. You and your whole f---ing family.

Obama: We're both part of the same hypocrisy, Governor, but never think it applies to my family.

- with a wink to The Godfather, Part II  

By Anonymous Fausta, at Sat Jul 18, 11:04:00 AM:

Corzine was at the Lincoln Center Otros Aires tango concert/dance the prior evening wearing a pinstriped suit. He's actually a pretty good dancer (no, I didn't dance with him).

He's got the follower's embrace with the right arm, but the handshake ruins it.  

By Blogger Anthony (Los Angeles), at Sat Jul 18, 11:18:00 AM:

Corzine: "I love you, man!"
Obama: "Great. But you still can't have my Bud Lite."  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Jul 18, 02:50:00 PM:

He's got the follower's embrace with the right arm, but the handshake ruins it.

I hadn't guessed that was a handshake.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Jul 18, 03:07:00 PM:

"Save me!"  

By Blogger Georgfelis, at Sun Jul 19, 02:44:00 PM:

"I love you too man, but get your hand out of my pocket."  

By Anonymous Great White Rat, at Sun Jul 19, 04:29:00 PM:

President Obama checks the teleprompter for instructions on whether to embrace NJ Governor Jon Corzine following a speech in Holmdel  

By Blogger Trochilus, at Mon Jul 20, 08:05:00 PM:

"Plums? . . . PLUMS? . . . where did I get plums?"  

By Blogger Tazma, at Tue Jul 21, 01:06:00 AM:

Is it one of Stacy McCain's Full Metal Jacket Reacharound thingies?  

By Blogger Trochilus, at Tue Jul 21, 02:32:00 PM:

Readers may note the amazing similarity in the weirdly "imperturbable" expressions on Corzine's face, and on the face of Sammy Davis, Jr., from another well known non-mutual "embrace" photo, that one taken at the 1972 Republican National Convention, when the entertainer walked up and hugged Richard Nixon on the stage.  

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