April 29, 2009
Notes

Obama's First (Fore!) Hundred Days

Obama Biden putting.jpg

With all the hoopla and all-too-serious contemplation surrounding this early milestone, we thought we’d have some fun instead. … Remember how Bush gave up golf (and switched to biking) in solidarity with wartime troops? No such posturing now.

Not sure anyone has any insight on Obama’s technique, but I doubt Tiger has anything to worry about. Clearly though, Obama and Biden — out there putting with their ties on — are setting up this scene for all kinds of irony. Besides the WH posed as an exclusive country club, the putting green offer a real contrast to the new vegetable garden.

This photo comes from the White House Flickr feed, the offerings there being decidedly looser than the images on the WH website. Overall, I think the point is to communicate — is complete contrast to the previous occupants — that TeamObama is in no danger of taking itself too seriously.

(Please join us here this Sunday at 7:30 EST for another edition of the BAGnewsSALON. We’ll be discussing 8 photos comprising our own reading of “Obama’s First 100 Days.”)

(image: Pete Souza/White House via WH Flickr feed)

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