The PJ Tatler

Caption Contest: Situation Room reaction shot

The White House has just released a photo showing top administration officials in the Situation Room watching for updates to the Osama bin Laden takedown mission:

The official caption reads: “President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.”

It also comes with the following warning:

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.

Did you see anything in there about creative captions? Me neither!

Let it begin. Here are three offerings from me to get the ball rolling. Submit your own captions in the comments section below. Outstanding entries may get featured in updates here.

President Obama and top White House advisors watch in horror as his economic policies bankrupt the nation.

White House officials watch the Astroturfed crowd of college-age Move America Forward volunteers gather as instructed in front of the White House, chanting “Yes We Did!” and “Four More Years!” while waving hundreds of American flags somehow purchased on a Sunday night, and wait for the proper moment to interrupt Donald Trump’s reality show, hopeful that the American public won’t get suspicious that hundreds of young Obama supporters somehow knew to celebrate bin Laden’s death and mug for the cameras even before the President made his announcement.

Hillary thinking: “The last time I was here, we were watching Drudge updates about Monica Lewinsky.”

Now it’s your turn!

Michael P:

“Who let that little kid in here?!?! Oh, sorry Mr. President…”


“Okay, I’ll admit it – Fox does have pretty good news coverage.”


“Kate is just so beautiful in that gown.”


Stephen Sondheim premieres his new version of “Send in the Clowns” for the National Security team:

Isn’t it rich?
Bin Laden was there
Living in plain sight in Pakistan
They were aware
Send in the SEALS

Isn’t it sick?
Look how we’ve tried
To treat Pakistan as a friend
Look how they lied
Where are the SEALS?
Send in the SEALS

We all pretend as best we can
Our putative ally’s not in bed with the Taliban
The media outlets connive with their taqiyya lies
To downplay London
Forget Mumbai

Don’t you love farce?
That’s what we’ve had
Cozying up with jihadis to fight the jihad
But where are the SEALS?
Quick, send in the SEALS
Ah, no need—they’re here

Payback’s a bitch
Finally it came
Bin Laden, who lit the jihad fire
Went down in flames
Thanks to the SEALS
Thank God for the SEALS
‘Cause they don’t play games