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August 7, 2009

TGIF

Because it's been a long, tense week, and because I'm not much of a cat blogger, I thought I'd share with you this tongue-buried-in-cheek piece of commentary from Wonkette. (Consider the source -- with apologies in advance to Pete Souza.

Because it’s been a long, tense week, and because I’m not much of a cat blogger, I thought I’d share this tongue-buried-in-cheek piece of commentary from Wonkette instead. Consider the source — with apologies in advance to Pete Souza. (…And, oh yeah, I enjoyed the comment likening this room to a dentist’s office.)

Okay, famous White House photographer Pete Souza, we realize it’s August and nobody wants to work at all and there’s nothing very news-y happening and everybody’s on vacation WE GET IT, fine, but… (MORE)

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(Update 8/8/09. Maybe this photo is not so lighthearted after all. Check out Dennis Q’s comment on the National Commander of the American Legion in the discussion thread.)

(h/t: CB, my highly-connected DC friend)

(image: Pete Souza/White House. caption: President Barack Obama meets with National Commander of the American Legion Dave Rehbein, left, and Executive Director Peter Gaytan, right, in the Oval Office Tuesday, August 4, 2009 )

  • JayDenver

    Jeez, you can have a Master’s Degree in metallurgy and work for years and years at the Department of Energy in metallurgical research, but when you put that red hat on with a business suit — you look like bus driver Ralph Kramden on his way to a lodge meeting. I write this with the utmost respect.
    Is he wearing boots? Maybe he belongs to the cowboy chapter of the lodge.

  • dada

    Well… Obama IS goin’ to the annual VFW meetin’ in Phoenix next week.

  • gryphon

    the hat thing is weird, when don’t you have to remove your hat in a a building let alone the OW house? can you wear a fez in there? bunny ears? I’m new…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p00e5523476cc8834 DennisQ

    Dave Rehbein, the National Commander of the American Legion, is a knee jerk right winger. When he previously met with President Obama in March, he objected to Obama’s proposal to have private insurance companies reimburse the Veteran’s Administration for service-connected disabilities.
    The American Legion opposes spending cuts for veterans but endorses right wingers – like George Bush – who are responsible for them. Now we’re seeing the other side of it. Happy with increased funding for veteran’s benefits including the GI Bill, Rehbein leads the opposition to increased VA cost effectiveness. He also joined with Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage to demand that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano apologize for saying that right wing paramilitaries like to recruit veterans.

  • yg

    somebody asked why is there a proliferation of apples seen within the whitehouse. probably because recent research has come out that suggests apples may delay the onset of alzheimer’s. i’d recommend organic apples because pesticides penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the fruit.
    for those who cite the study that claims organic food is not better for you, i offer this test. calculate the amount of pesticides sprayed upon a serving of food (e.g. fruits, meat, rice, etc.) collect said pesticides and pour into a glass of water. offer up that glass to the researchers of this study and see if they will drink it.

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