November 15, 2009
Notes

Obama's Family Photograph

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Really, that’s what they call the final APEC summit pic.

Although the right might run with it as “Obama as ‘furner”,” I like the “goodness of fit” for our first “Pacific president.”

The designer of the shirts, by the way, refers to the style as “Asian fusion,” incorporating Chinese, Indian and Malay traditions with a Mandarin collar. Obama had a choice of three colors, either blue, red or green. President Hu, of course, chose red.

(I should also add that, compared to previous APEC get ups, Obama got off lucky.)

(image: Reuters. caption: APEC Leaders pose for a family photograph after their dinner at the APEC Summit in Singapore November 14, 2009. Pictured (L-R) are: Japan’s Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, U.S. President Barack Obama, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, China’s President Hu Jintao)

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