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October 15, 2010

White House Flickr: Wattage You Say?

President Barack Obama talks about Sudan with actor George Clooney during a meeting outside the Oval Office, Oct. 12, 2010.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Pete Souza/White House

Sure, politics is infotainment and who can tell anymore where DC ends and Hollywood begins. Still, I’ve was interested in this White House photo as much for the timing, as the content and composition.  What with Obama turning on the juice to turn out the mid-term vote, campaign narrative or not, it looks like his team is looking for every and any bit of wattage right now.

Given Obama’s star power, though, I am wondering exactly who’s basking how much in who’s glow?

(caption: President Barack Obama discusses the situation in Sudan with actor George Clooney during a meeting outside the Oval Office, Oct. 12, 2010.)

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