Un-Flattering Politician Photo of the Week

President-elect Obama in Hawaii

Yes SIR, Mr. President, sir!

The Obama presidency is truly groundbreaking. Barack Obama will be the first African-American president, the first president from the state of Hawaii, the first president to use email, and the first president with six-pack abs.



  1. Yorkshire Pudding says:

    Wasn’t his mother white? I don’t know if this question is politically incorrect but how can he therefore be classed as African-American?

  2. admin0 says:

    YP — In a way, I think President Obama is more literally “African American” than the usual use of the term indicates. His father was from Africa (Kenya) and his mother was from America (Kansas). Hence, African American. Or, I suppose, Kenyan Kansan, which still has a nice alliterative quality.

  3. Yikes! “admin0″ is me. I need to figure out how fix that.

  4. Mary says:

    This is totally unrelated to the post (which, btw, is quite flattering indeed), but have you seen Gran Torino? I saw it last night… I thought it was really good.

  5. Mary — Nope, we were supposed to see it Monday, but we got more snow Monday night so we headed home instead. But it is on the top of my list, followed by Frost/Nixon and Benjamin Button.

  6. The strike-out didn’t show up in my Google Reader, so I thought, “What? What’s so unflattering about this photo?” You realize that you’re going to work to have to find unflattering photos of Obama.;) You found one, I remember, and of course everyone looks silly in mid-blink.

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