Tag Archives: photo-ops

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Maureen Dowd Is Meh About A Thing

Guys, we’re really sorry we haven’t gotten around to announcing the big tote-bag winners of our most recent photoshop and caption contests; we really will get to those soon, and you should believe us, because we are professional bloggers. But in the meantime, we have a REAL challenge for you: Can you find a point in Maureen Dowd’s Tuesday column about Barack Obama and technology? At least we think that’s what it was about. Maybe it was about him being feckless or something. All we could tell is that it was quite a few column inches of Maureen Dowd being vaguely displeased with how this president does things, but with no real criticism beyond the hazy sense that stage-managed presidential media appearances are insincere, and so maybe it would be better if Barack Obama had a holodeck. We think. Read more on Maureen Dowd Is Meh About A Thing…
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Mitt Romney Can Kiss Chris Christie’s Fat Ass

A harried-looking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie showed up on Fox & Friends this morning, and the concerned geniuses there immediately got to the important question, while he explained the massive destruction all around him: Would he be having a nice photo op of the devastation of his state with Republican standardbearer His Lord High Hairgel Mittens of Romney? “Hmmm,” said Chris Christie, “no, I think I would prefer it if ol’ Mittens ate a dick instead!” (Direct quote.) Then he gay-married Barack Obama for being awesome at government! Read more on Mitt Romney Can Kiss Chris Christie’s Fat Ass…
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Here Are Some Things Joe Biden Did To Children Yesterday

Our modern-day Richard Dawson had a single tip for every single female child in the Capitol building yesterday. And then he traded a three-year-old a mint for a piece of paper. (Watch it here, the brilliantly titled “Biden Smooth Talks Senator’s Son.”) If you were watching them read the thing on C-SPAN today, you will know this is what the Constitution says the vice president’s job is. [YouTube] Read more on Here Are Some Things Joe Biden Did To Children Yesterday…
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Angry Robert Gibbs Nearly Beats Up Indians To Save American Reporters

Some Indian officials working security on President Obama’s foreign trip thought they could restrict the number of White House pool reporters allowed into a photo-op with Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, lowering it from eight to five, and things predictably got violent. YOU DO NOT TELL AMERICANS THEY CAN HAVE FEWER THINGS THAN THE EXACT NUMBER OF THINGS THEY WANT TO HAVE. USA! USA! USA! Read more on Angry Robert Gibbs Nearly Beats Up Indians To Save American Reporters…
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McCain And Palin Visit Restaurant, Refuse To Speak To Anyone

AMERICAblog has posted the comical tale of a New Mexico resident who went to a popular local restaurant yesterday and saw the Republican candidates, in the flesh, who both basically ignored him even though he had a cute baby with him. Why do Republicans hate cute babies and men with liberal elitist iPhones asking insolent questions? Read more on McCain And Palin Visit Restaurant, Refuse To Speak To Anyone…
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WASHINGTON POST WOULD RUN MORE PHOTOS OF McCAIN IF HIS FACE WASN’T ALWAYS MELTING OFF: “Obama and his backgrounds are simply more photogenic. … McCain also is often wearing a baseball cap outside to protect his skin from another melanoma, and it shades his face.” [Washington Post] Read more on …
 

World Leaders in Dresses: Hot APEC Action

Photo credit: NYT via AP via Canadian Press Once we saw the above picture in the Times, we knew we had on our hands a motherlode of hilariously awkward Presidential photos. The wires did not disappoint. After the jump, join us in a moving pictorial tribute to President Bush’s awesome Vietnam adventure. Read more on World Leaders in Dresses: Hot APEC Action…
 

Utah Bravely Prepares for Hurricane Condi

The headline used on Yahoo News, S.L. Bracing for Bush-Rice Visit Next Month, really hit me today. My heart totally goes out to all those poor people in Utah who will have to struggle with the aftermath of this impending media event, scheduled to achieve landfall on August 30. The photo-op alone will surely have a duration of at least 30-minutes and the impact crater will likely cover several blocks in Salt Lake City’s better neighborhoods. Shoe store clerks will need to be air-lifted out when it’s all over. Read more on Utah Bravely Prepares for Hurricane Condi…
 

Maybe He’s Just Happy to be Home

But what are these two guys thinking there? President Bush just put in an appearance with Jerry Kilgore in Richmond. Wonkette sources in the WH press pool say Kilgore operatives have openly complained about seeing their onetime 10-point lead evaporate after Bush Read more on Maybe He’s Just Happy to be Home…
 

Worshipers from Afar

On his visit to a group of flood evacuees at the Bethany World Prayer Center in Baton Rouge, President Bush failed to persuade at least one parishioner that “all levels of government are doing the best they can”: Read more on Worshipers from Afar…