Smart move by Team Obama to set up a photo op with Franken in the White House.
On the one hand, with the trappings and the visibility comes the message, it’s time to put this guy in the Senate. Simultaneously, however, capturing only the most glancing view of Franken’s face also keeps to the message/strategy that Franken is still under the radar, being patient, letting the process play out.
(7:40 am PST – slightly edited)
(image: Pete Souza/White House. Getty caption: In this handout provide by the White House, Vice President Joe Biden (R) meets with Al Franken in the Vice President’s West Wing office of the White House May 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. Franken met with Biden to discuss the contested Minnesota Senate race, of which Franken was declared the Democratic winner, but the outcome of which is being appealed by his opponent, the Republican incumbent Norm Coleman.)