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September 2, 2010

White House Priorities: First Things First?

Pete Souza/White House

Pete Souza/White House

We could look at the power dynamics and the body language and the setting of this picture touted yesterday on the WH Flickr stream (especially after Obama, last year, sloughed Netanyahu off on Biden), but… with the mid-terms, and the Democratic majority hanging in the balance; the country manically focus on the listless economy; and and Obama having shown such questionable political instincts by attacking healthcare ahead of Wall Street reform, the mortgage crisis and jobs, I can’t help but wonder where they are going with this ’09 rerun, the first push after the summer break investing the Administration’s front page political and visual capital touting … Middle East peace?

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