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Sunday, January 25, 2009

President Barack Obama's plunger photo and Michelle Obama's dresses

From the Chicago Tribune, 1/25/09, by Steve Johnson

Barack Obama and a plunger: He might not want to remember this photo (Jan. 19). In 2003, the future leader of the free world clowned around with the World Famous Lawn Rangers, a central Illinois group of mower-based parade enliveners. Someone snapped a picture of Obama holding one of their "batons," a household plunger, high in the air, as if to proclaim, "I cleared that obstruction!" And last week, Web readers, naturally, preferred the story of the photo to any of the ones about the man being sworn in as President, perhaps because clutching a plunger is not a bad metaphor for the situation Obama now finds himself in. He's just got to be careful not to push too hard and dislodge the toilet.

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1 comment:

Meg @ Meg-in-Training said...

We'd love to have the Lawn Rangers at our Heritage & Freedom Fest parade in O'Fallon, MO on July 4,2009. Shoot me an email if you are interested and we can talk details! (