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The big winner of today’s White House Twitter Townhall (besides Twitter)? Well, where do I get my own White House-edition MacBook? Then, regarding the double logo, talk about leveraging your brand.
(photo 1: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images caption: An attendee uses an iPad during a “Twitter Town Hall” held by US president Barack Obama July 6, 2011 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.photo 2: Larry Downing/Reuters caption: U.S. President Barack Obama reacts after tweeting at his first ever Twitter Town Hall in the East Room at the White House in Washington, July 6, 2011.
With the President pressing Mubarak to begin “an orderly transition” from power, is this Reuters photo illustrating a Reuters article actually calling out Obama for sanctimony? With all hell breaking out in Tahrir Square today, the Administration being cautious not to make any immediate demands, and the U.S. not shelling out $2 bil a year to a corrupt autocrat for nothing, what else could be the motive here in framing Obama as saint or savior?
…One thumb up for a great halo shot, though.
(photo: Reuters/Larry Downing caption: President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks to the media following televised remarks made by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, February 1, 2011. From: U.S. seeks change, not asking Mubarak to go now | Reuters.)