Thursday, December 30, 2010

White House bans topless photos

Of the President. Killjoys.

This makes zero sense to me. Unless President Obama (like the rest of us) isn't looking as good as he did a couple of years ago (when the infamous pic to the right was snapped). And this is a clever way of hiding the fact that the only six-pack on him these days has a "Budweiser" label.

Still a ban on taking shirtless photos of President Obama while he's on vacation in Hawaii seems a bit extreme.

What's wrong with showing a little Presidential skin? Does he now have to wear a shirt when he goes swimming?

I think a buff Commander in Chief is a good thing.

So what do you all think? Do you think photographers should be banned from taking pictures of President Obama in swimming trunks (and nothing else)? Even if it's on a beach in Hawaii? Playing with his kids in the ocean? I mean, it's not like he's entertaining heads of state in the Oval Office in board shorts.


larissa said...

Bring some Aloha
Where flipflops are called slippers
Back this way would ya?!

ThatGirlRuns said...

Personally I am thinking that we, as a nation, are lucky to finally have a president with brains and looks that allow us to enjoy a topless photo without feeling nauseous!
If it was up to me, I'd publish as many as pisdible! Michelle is a lucky woman! said...

Wouldn't you prefer a topless photo of either Mark Sanchez, Santa Claus or Rex "Footsie" Ryan?

Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzpatrick doesn't look like he'll be able to go Sunday for the Bills against your Jets. His injured right knee has been a problem this week. Too bad I say:) Fitzpatrick needs only two more touchdown passes to become the third quarterback in Bills history to throw 25 or more in a season.

Happy New Year J!

Ralph Hass
- Heard weekly on the "Thurman Thomas TV Show" for the Buffalo Bills

J. said...

@Larissa: I second that motion. (Hey, I hear it's getting into the 40s this weekend! Woohoo!)

@ThatGirlRuns: Here, here! Totally agree. (Btw, how did you find this post?) Happy New Year to you, too, Ralph. I'm going to pass on the topless Santa and Rex photos. (Gonna take a while to wipe those images from my brain. Thanks.) Re Mark Sanchez vs. Obama, what is this, a zero-sum game? Can't I have shirtless pix of both? Re Ryan Fitzpatrick, bummer. I'm actually a Fitzy fan. I like a QB who isn't afraid of running with the ball. And even with him out, a Jets win is no sure thing. They are LUCKY they made the playoffs with the way they've been playing. (Four words: Catch the dang ball!) And there's Sanchez's "sore shoulder."

jjv said...

More unconstitutional over regulation by the Obama administration.

J. said...

@jjv, Finally something we agree on! :-)

Ange said...

Phwoar!! No offence to our PM John Key - I mean, he's so laid back he was snapped sipping beers over snags on the barbie with Prince William - but your president is FIT! We don't get to see these pics on the 6 o'clock news over here.

Perhaps he should wear a rash top (a tight one). After all, the sun's uv rays are quite damaging.