May 23, 2009

Ship Shape

President Barack Obama salutes Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as he is acknowledged at the United States Naval Academy graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 22, 2009. At right is Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. waves as he is acknowledged at the United States Naval Academy graduation ceremony, attended by President Barack Obama, not pictured, Friday, May 22, 2009, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with graduate John S. McCain IV (L), son of U.S. Sen. John McCain, while attending the 2009 U.S. Naval Academy graduation in Annapolis, Maryland, May 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES POLITICS MILITARY)

  ANNAPOLIS, MD - MAY 22:  Navy and Marine commission officers toss their hats up to the sky as they celebrate after they took the oath to become commission officers during the annual Naval Academy Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium May 22, 2009 in Annapolis, Maryland. President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address to the 1036 graduates of the class of 2009.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

On the day after his terror speech and three days before Memorial Day, Obama flexes muscle while simultaneously dinging BushCo. by promising no cadet will see another war lacking a plan or without adequate fighting equipment.
Basking in the commencement glow (pic) not only bolsters Obama’s C.I.C. cred (pic), the President piggybacks onto a major McCain/Navy family event by sharing a prominent hug with the graduating John Jr. as well as co-owning a salute to and with McCain.
Tacking right, Obama couldn’t get better pictures.
(image 1 & 2: Charles Dharpak/AP image 3: Larry Downing/Reuters. image 4: Alex Wong/Gettty Images. Annapolis, 5/22/09)
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