So there is the answer to so many people's question. It's really funny to me that Obama takes these little things so serious. I wonder how much money
it cost to get these photos out? Also.. what does it change?
Another funny aspect, according to right leaning blogs the White House "warned" not to manipulate/photoshop 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
So a couple pundits and bloggers doubt he skeet shoots and the White House rushes a photo out. Where were they when half the country doubted they
nabbed Osama? What this really says is that this whole gun issue is very important and perception is everything. The president has to be relateable on
this issue. I personally think they would have served themselves better by ignoring it. I think he stands to lose more pro gun control support rather
than gain any 2nd amendment supporters.
Here is the picture for intense scrutiny and to comment on:
Here is a source mentioning the photoshop angle:
edit on 2-2-2013 by
GogoVicMorrow because: (no reason given)