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October 15, 2010

White House Flickr: Wattage You Say?

Pete Souza/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.)

  • Books Alive

    Composition: love the diagonals of Obama’s hand, Clooney’s tie, the hand palms crisscrossed and then the white shirts balanced against the green trees and bright blooming plants.

    Content: Obama talking with allies and activists, but being selective in which received this type of backyard communing.

    Results: Shows a concerned chief executive, but you’ll have a better chance of being heard if you are on his wavelength.

    • Pragmatic Realist

      And the only chance you have of being heard is if you are in his social class status.

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