Obama Was Busy


All Photographs ©Pete Souza/White House

Some of you are probably wondering why it took Obama so long to eradicate Osama bin Laden. I’m sure there’s a sensible explanation, but there could also be another reason, he was busy with other things. If the photos from White House photographer Pete Souza are any indication, Obama was a busy man partaking in a variety of activities.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sacriste Frank Sacriste

    All this was part of his perfect plan: “Let him think I’m too busy to eradicate him”.

    But, at the end, all that matters is: Osama is Team Canon!!! Yeah!!!

  • keine angst

    pete souza is a lucky man to have that job, and god can he take pictures. I think obama is even more likeable after seeing these photos. I think there’s a nice kind of humour in this collection.

  • http://twitter.com/zarawesome Zaratustra

    and he still got osama in 2.5 years! it took Bush what, 7 years? infinite? how does this calculation work?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4F5BSLSNCG4FXMLY7LDNTOKL7Q Thanos

    Well, great shots and glad your prez is shooting an EOS before Osama.
    But, he’s not dead: http://artoftrolling.memebase.com/2011/05/02/facebook-troll-osama-bin-trolling/

  • http://twitter.com/davidperezf davidperezf

    my excuses Bryan: I completely misunderstood your irony.

    anyway, there are some people RTing this as a “serious” criticism to Obama, so it’s them who are somehow mezclando churras con merinas

  • Anonymous

    This post isn’t really politically motivated. It’s more like, “wow, look at all the crazy stuff the POTUS gets to do. And there are photographs! That everyone can check out on Flickr! And edit anyway they want.”

  • http://twitter.com/cketterhagen Crystal Ketterhagen

    Well said _JamesDavies. This is such a moving and insightful collection of images. I’m surprised that they could even be read as unskillful and neglectful on Obama’s part.

  • Brandon

    best job ever?

  • Jonathasmaximus

    I don’t really think this is a criticism. I think the Obamas are super personable. I like them.

  • http://twitter.com/davidperezf davidperezf

    I kinda agree with James, as all these images have been intentionally put together in order to distort reality.

    Of course I am absolutely against violence, and I agree with all the people claiming – at least here in Spain – this action as State Terrorism, but I find no point on these series of photos, selected in order to suggest that he lives a like a playboy disconnected from the world problemas, when it’s not true. I’m not an Obama supporter, but I don’t think this article shows any positive criticism to Obama’s politics, as I think it’s mixing the openness of the White House showing ordinary life of the POTUS, with ideology or etics.

    That’s what in Spanish we call mixing churras with merinas.

  • http://twitter.com/jensscholz Jens Scholz

    “… why it took Obama so long to eradicate Osama bin Laden.” – Huh? GWBush did’t do it at all, so where’s the point?

  • _JamesDavies

    Interesting use of the word ‘eradicate’.

    I sense you are being critical of Obama by selecting these images and suggesting he lives some kind of playboy lifestyle when he should be getting on with the series business of being the President of the United States of America. As a foreign observer I’d suggest that it’s much more rewarding to have a President that is willing to show aspects of his job and his life. He doesn’t need to do this and a lot of the photographs on the White House Flickr page are very open and insightful. Even if they only offer a distorted one-sided view of his Presidency, consider this openess against the Bush years.

    http://jamesdaviesphoto.com/