Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Occasional commenter Bomber Girl passes along this pic from the official White House Facebook page, noting that "it is hard not to believe that the WH photographer is not a GOP plant." The official caption of this "Photo of the Day" -- really, that's the best they have? -- is:
Photo of the Day: President Barack Obama waves to people gathered along the motorcade route from Osawatomie High School to Osawatomie-Paola Municipal Airport in Osawatomie, Kan., Dec. 6, 2011.
I don't think the official White House Photo of the Day caption writer tried very hard, do you?
The back story to this picture is that Obama took Air Force One to Osawatomie, Kansas to declare himself a "Progressive Populist" because Teddy Roosevelt did so a century ago.
When Obama ran for the Presidency he made himself out to be the Second Coming of Abraham Lincoln.
At his inauguration, it was FDR.
More recently, it was "give em hell" Harry Truman.
But it's always been Jimmy Carter, on a good day.
When I first saw the picture I saw a woman wearing a striped watch cap and a coat. It took a few minutes of effort to see that it was BHO and the illusion was caused by his hand's shadow. Sorry, I don't have a caption to match the illusion.