You can imagine the field day the media would have with this photograph were it President Bush delivering a lecture to Russian president Vladimir Putin over the Ukrainian crisis.
Earlier today, Fox News reporter Bryan Cole, snapped an photo of the president delivering remarks from a podium in a Washington, D.C., elementary classroom. The podium was resting atop a blue oval rug with the letters of the alphabet around the edge [see below page break for image]. After Mark Knoller of CBS radio tweeted about it, our friends at Twitchy had fun lampooning the president, among other folks in the conservative blogosphere.
In the comments section, feel free to leave your caption for the photo. The winner gets a blueberry pie from Al Sharpton's kitchen or a lock of Ronan Farrow's hair.*
Now, in fairness, there's a more flattering image of Obama that Cole also snapped, showing President Obama with some students:
Before his remarks, Pres Obama dropped by reading lesson for pre-schoolers. (TV pool photo by Bryan Cole/Fox News) pic.twitter.com/V5ZGYdrPha
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 4, 2014
Even so, were I Cole, I might want to retain a tax attorney just in case the IRS decides to audit my tax return this year.
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