March 22, 2009

NOT TO THE MARINE IT WASN'T:

Cool dudes, secret basketball games and Michelle's toned biceps ... Welcome to Obamalot (David Rose, 22nd March 2009, Daily Mail)

Approaching the marine who stood at attention by the helicopter steps, wearing full dress uniform and gleaming white gloves, the President gave a salute. But then, before the marine could return it, America's Commander-in-Chief shook his hand warmly.
Barack and Michelle Obama

Oblivious to this departure from protocol, Obama's White House audience, long-serving but youthful veterans of his election campaign, cheered and clapped.

Jon Favreau, 27, the speechwriter who popularised the President's 'yes we can' catchphrase, seemed to speak for them all. 'That was so awesome,' Favreau said, shivering in his shirtsleeves as Marine One took to the air. 'That was so cool.'

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 22, 2009 12:38 PM
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