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November 2, 2009

Lion's Den

Obama Republican lunch.jpg

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It’s photo #35 in the very first set of the White House Flickr stream (First 100 Days) titled “President Barack Obama attends a lunch with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. 1/27/09.”

And, as you can tell from what Valerie Jarret had to say on the Sunday talk show circuit, photos like this now acquire the value of evidence as Obama, in the presence of “the poisoners” (and check those expressions through the middle of the picture) has repeatedly tried to reach out.

(photo: Pete Souza/White House)

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