Shot with my Hipstamatic for iPhone
Lens: John S
Film: Kodot Verichrome
Original photo of Barack Obama in an Iowa bookstore, taken by Doug Mills, graced the front page of today’s New York Times.
Such a beaming grin; a man comfortable in his own skin, as the saying goes.
An account by the pool reporter, Carol Lee of Politico, who was traveling with Mr. Obama, offers the details. (To decode just a little bit for the average reader outside the Beltway, POTUS is the code name for the president of the United States, the Gibbs referred to is Robert Gibbs, his press secretary, and your “pooler” means Ms. Lee, the reporter assigned on this day to cover the president as part of a small contingent of print and TV journalists as well as photographers who are among the White House correspondents rotating pool duty, which requires sharing their reports.)
Here’s the pool report:
“Well, this used to be my favorite place,” Obama told the owner as she showed him around.
He remarked how as president he can’t really mosey around bookstores anymore, and said the office comes with the good and bad.
Obama walked around the store apparently in pursuit of the children’s/young adult section.
Along his way, he picked up “No Apology” by Mitt Romney and “Courage and Consequence” by Karl Rove.
“What do you think, guys?” he asked the pool, holding up a hardback copy of each in his hands before setting them back down
[Click to continue reading Obama Stops to Browse at a Bookstore – The Caucus Blog – NYTimes.com]