Don’t You Dare Poke Fun at the President
The Administration decided to release photos of the president skeet shooting in order to show you wingnuts what a big man he is.
Woop-tee-do. What’s interesting to me is the incredibly presumptuous instructions that came with the picture:
“This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. 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.”
Don’t you plebes dare photoshop President McThinSkin! This is a president who was a constitutional law professor prior to running for elected office. He obviously didn’t write this, but it’s a bit ironic given his background to see such a ridiculously expansive claim made under his name. Though it’s entirely consistent with his demonstrated views on executive power.
Naturally, the warning had the opposite effect. A sampling:
The skeet Obama missed were subsequently eliminated with Predator drone strikes.
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) February 2, 2013