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June 14, 2012

White House Chef Does Subway!

White House Chef Does Subway

Why do I love this shot from the latest batch uploaded to White House Flickr? I love the angle of Obama’s, then Kennedy’s head combined with the angle at which Obama in the photo holds his daughter. I also love the little Pete Souza in the mirror.

Beyond that, there is the austerity ploy supposing to empathize with Main Street mired in Recession Land (White House chef does Subway!) and an almost cruel flashback to Obama’s early efforts at bipartisanship stymied by McConnell himself. Breaking bread, indeed!

— Karen Hull

(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption: President Barack Obama has lunch with members of the Congressional Leadership in the Oval Office Private Dining Room, May 16, 2012. The President served hoagies from Taylor Gourmet, which he purchased after a small business roundtable earlier in the day. Seated, clockwise from the President, are: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Speaker John Boehner.)

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