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From the latest White House Flickr upload. Though not mentioned anymore, this perfectly illustrates Obama’s “team of rivals” approach. You bang. I chill. Not sure he applies it as well, but it reminiscent of Phil Jackson’s method with the old Bulls and Lakers.
(photo credit: Pete Souza/White House caption: Usually the best moments at meetings are before and after the participants actually sit down. In this case, though, there was an interesting juxtaposition of gestures as the president and vice president met with the House Democratic leadership in the Oval Office.)
Bag’s Take-Away:From the latest White House Flickr upload…
Apparently, Obama and Biden have different arms suppliers
…One more thing: if you check out the caption, Souza is getting downright conversational. (Could be time of year? Social media consulting advise?)
(photo: Official White House Photos by Pete Souza and David Lienemann caption: June 11, 2011 “The top photograph shows the President having a water gun fight with his daughter Sasha on her birthday weekend at Camp David. Unbeknownst to me, David Lienemann captured a similar photo of the Vice President on the very same day.”)
Before skipping over the perfunctory Veep travelogue “Biden in Iraq” slideshow on the White House website, keep in mind we’re being offered a first-hand look at America’s new embassy/mega-buck mega-fortress.
More pics (I like the night shot with the helmet lamps) at the show.
(photo: David Lienemann/White House caption: Vice President Joe Biden walks to his helicopter at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 1, 2011.)
Bag’s Take-Away:Juxtaposition of the Day: Biden China Trip Something of a Riot…
Certainly, the battle that broke out on the basketball court ending the “goodwill” game between Georgetown and a Chinese pro team reveals the bilateral tension underlying Biden’s well-choreographed visit to Beijing. Biden was at the game but left before all hell broke loose.
I had a hard time, by the way, choosing between the “after you” combo and this one.
(photo 1: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images AsiaPac caption: Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping accompanies U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) to view an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People on August 18, 2011 in Beijing, China. Biden will visit China, Mongolia and Japan from August 17-25.)screengrab: Reuters via ESPN.)