President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and senior staff applaud in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, as the House passes the health care reform bill, March 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
How did Souza, the President’s visual go-to guy, mark the historic moment and D.C. “game changer” tonight? By bookending FDR (Social Security) with Obama (health care), while also placing the President equidistant between Franklin and TR. …Bully!
As for the President himself? (The only guy in shirt sleeves.) On Obama’s face, there’s an expression you don’t see often. It’s satisfaction — though mixed, in that taut chin and the mouth pulled up at the corners, with a look of: “…and you doubted me.”
Finally, the sweetest thing. While the staffers and Biden are mostly oriented to the TV, a beaming Gibbs can only admire the Prez.