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May 1, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Obama talks with chief of staff Denis McDonough and Miguel Rodriguez, director of legislative affairs, in the Oval Office on February 5, 2013. His jacket hangs on a chair, and his legs rest on the Resolute Desk, which was gifted to President Rutherford B. Hayes by Queen Victoria in 1880.

 

Vanity Fair is out with their May issue featuring a photographic essay entitled, The Lean-Back President, proving (for those who had any doubt) that President Obama is, in fact, a “laid-back president.” (So glad we finally have conclusive evidence of this revelation, considering all his vacations, golf outings, and glamorous parties at tax-payer expense.)

But apparently Vanity Fair felt the need to answer “critics” who think that President Obama is “too buttoned-up.” Seriously, I am not making this up, for the piece states:

Barack Obama receives ample flak from critics who say that he is too buttoned-up and reserved to thrive in an office that historically has required its fair share of cajoling, socializing, and even arm-twisting. But a thorough examination of the photo archives of White House photographer Pete Souza reveals quite the opposite: Obama can, in fact, be remarkably laid-back. His body language in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, and other top Cabinet-level meetings indicates a man who is ready to let it all hang loose. He’s often in shirtsleeves, with his feet up, and frequently will be the only member of a meeting with a knee on the table. Below, a photographic investigation of the “lean-back” president.

Our contest photo was captioned above by Vanity Fair and now, here is a second contest photo with its Vanity Fair caption.

Obama stretches in the afternoon sun in the Rose Garden on May 20, 2009.

I am sure that PJM readers can write more colorful captions than Vanity Fair, so go ahead and “make my day.”

Of course we have rules that must be obeyed and they are, “be nice and stay classy because the media is watching.” (After all, PJM  is a “family” web site.) And, if you need further assistance, read how our last contest winners managed to restrain themselves.

Because of the unusual nature of this contest featuring two photos, please note, photo one or photo two when submitting your entry.

Have fun, but parents please teach your children to keep their feet off the priceless antiques when visiting the White House.

Myra Adams is a media producer, writer, and political observer who served on the McCain Ad Council during the 2008 McCain campaign, and on the 2004 Bush campaign creative team. Her columns have appeared on PJ Media, National Review, The Daily Beast, The Daily Caller, RedState, BizPacReview and Liberty Unyielding. . Myra's web site TheJesusStore.com contributes all profits to Christian charity. Follow Myra on Twitter @MyraKAdams

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Top Photo--- Mrs. Obama has suggested that we not hold our next
meeting in the wine cellar.
1 year ago
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Top Photo,=== O. K. guys, I give up, What did the duck say to his
Obamacare doctor?
1 year ago
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The more weight I put on my butt, the more ideas I get from there.

Displaying profound faith in receiving magic money from Heaven.
1 year ago
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BOTTOM PHOTO:

"I wonder how I can tax sunlight?"
1 year ago
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England actually did that in the past, they put a tax on windows.
1 year ago
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Don't give him any ideas! :-)
1 year ago
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Photo #1: You consider that a bow, Dennis? Now that's too funny.

Photo #2: God, it's great to be King.
1 year ago
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TOP PHOTO:

Forget the feet on the Resolute Desk. You should see what he did to the Constitution!
1 year ago
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Top Photo.---- Don't tell us Sir let us guess, Congress finally agreed
with you on something!
1 year ago
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TOP PHOTO:

Denis McDonough: "Your shoes are especially shiny today boss. The media did a good job on them this week."
1 year ago
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TOP PHOTO:

An empty suit on both chairs.
1 year ago
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Photo 1: Propped up feet . . . fitting for a propped up Presidency.
Photo 2: "This is almost as good as being on The View."

Photo 1: "Denis, your impression of how I bow to Middle East leaders is spot on."
Photo 2: "Ahhh, I love the smell of redistributed wealth in the afternoon."

Photo 1: "OK, guys, tell me again how we're going to fake my legacy . . ."
Photo 2: The Rose Garden sector is doing just fine.
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