New Caption Contest: Clint Eastwood’s Empty Chair Seen in White House Photo

"POTUS speech research" is the official White House caption.

“POTUS speech research” is the official White House caption.


Today Politico featured this heartwarming piece with the headline, ”Backstage SOTU peek on Instagram.”


The White House, which is no stranger to social media, took to Instagram on Wednesday to give Americans a behind-the-scenes look as the president prepares his State of the Union address. President Barack Obama’s chief speechwriter, Cody Keenan, took over the White House Instagram account to post a few snapshots of the speech being prepared.

The series of five images shows Keenan at Obama’s desk discussing a speech draft; a fat binder and stack of papers labeled “POTUS speech research” next to a cup of coffee bearing the presidential seal; …..


Is this the most perfect photo for a photo caption contest in our glorious history of photo caption contests?

For now we have proof that Clint Eastwood’s empty chair from the stage of the 2012 Republican National Convention resides in the White House speech writing room!


Eastwood’s infamous “empty chair performance” has personal meaning for me because I was in the audience watching, thinking and HOPING that his act was playing out better on television then it was in the Tampa convention center. But I was wrong because it came across WORSE!

So back to now….just how much fun will our brilliant, creative and snarky readers have while writing captions for this photo?

How many hilarious “thought bubbles” will emanate from the chair, the coffee cup, the binders full of  ___.

I can hardly wait…..



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