Friday, June 22, 2012

At the People's House

From the Philly Post:

Last Friday, an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack Obama for the White House’s first-ever gay pride reception. There, they danced to the sounds of a Marine Corps band; they dined on crab cakes and canapés; they hand-delivered letters from concerned citizens like this 18-year old who has had four people close to him gunned down, and noted rhyming raconteur CA Conrad; and some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger.

I switched the portrait to Obama (you wouldn't believe how hard to find a portrait of him that doesn't glow) to see if it became any more classy -- nope, it still comes across as crude.

Perceptive readers of AWL will have noticed that my support for the President has slipped to something less than 100%. But still, no way does this composite photo look kosher to me. So maybe it's an absolute: regardless the of target, two handed flip-offs in the White House lack elegance.

Still I'm sure the President appreciates the publicity. Isn't that what they say? "All publicity is good publicity." Whether it's yahoos flipping off former Presidents, or congressional probes finding out you sent guns to Mexico in hopes of causing enough death and mayhem to change gun laws here, it's all good. Right?

Update: that's Zoe Strauss in the picture, how proud her mother must be.