‘Chance Encounters’ With the President

The White House website’s “Photo of the Day” is this — and if you can’t see the caption, it says: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have a chance encounter with other hikers while walking along a trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Asheville, N.C., April 23, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Wow… security is pretty lax these days if just anybody can wander up to the president… by sheer chance. Just for kicks I was hoping these people turned out to be the Salahis, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

I wonder how much these random hikers had to donate to the cause for the opportunity to have this completely “chance encounter”?

Obama looks more like he hit an errant shot at the golf course and he’s looking for his ball than a “hiker,” doesn’t he? But the good news is that Obama’s teleprompter managed to earn its Eagle Scout Merit Badge for hiking while they were there, so it was a productive vacation.

I heard the staff sent Biden snipe hunting, so Joe’s still out in the woods somewhere as of this morning.

Author: Doug Powers

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