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Obama Takes Bowing a Step Further

by Keith Koffler on November 17, 2011, 5:39 pm

Well, Benetton, which make overpriced clothing and reportedly isn’t doing that great in the down economy, has produced photos of world leaders kissing each other as part of its new I’M NOT GOING TO BE IGNORED advertising campaign.

Well, that’s not the official name of the campaign.

The being WHITE HOUSE Dossier, I provide you the photos of Obama, here seen kissing Hu Jintao and Hugo Chavez.

White House no like.

“The White House has a long-standing policy disapproving of the use of the president’s name and likeness for commercial purposes,” deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said in a statement. Schultz, according to Politico, declined to say if the White House would take action.

Like, what kind of action? Revoking the First Amendment?

You know, I believe they might be Photoshopped anyway.

Joking, joking.

I guess a lot of people will be outraged but, awwww, I think it’s kind of sweet. I’m pretty sure I saw Hu making eyes at Obama last time he was here anyway.

Okay, I’m headed for trouble. I did NOT see Hu making eyes at Obama last time he was here.

Anyway, here are the photos.

 

Life imitates advertising:

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Susan November 17, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Disgusting. We must be in Babylon now.

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Janna November 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm

“wiping wine off of monitor”
Thank you Keith, for the first laugh of the day.

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William November 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Are we sure that the first one is a photoshop?

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srdem65 November 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Is this gay porn?

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Panz November 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm
Mr. T. November 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm

“…a long-standing policy disapproving of the use of (his) name and likeness for commercial purposes.” ??? That’s rich. Especially for someone who’s been nothing but a commercial brand from day one.

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Anonna November 18, 2011 at 8:42 am

Interesting. How will The One react? He certainly can’t stand behind the dignity of the Office of the President, something that he and MoochMORE with her cavorting have never held important.

He can’t object to kissing men — homophobia.

I suppose he’ll ignore it, which would be smart. How funny that this unprecedented and smarter in every way and blames everything on past Presidents finds refuge behind a “long-standing policy” that must have been put in place by his predecessors.

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Star November 18, 2011 at 10:20 am

Yewie. I just are, Keith.

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Star November 18, 2011 at 10:21 am

I mean ATE! Oh, never mind. Tick.

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Star November 18, 2011 at 10:23 am

I mean YICK. I am out of this one. Can’t even type cuz of it.

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P. Diddy November 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

B…bb…bbbb..But he is a caricature of a commercial for himself!

A bit like Kim Kardashian. Famous for being er…. uh…

I lost my train of thought.

Oh yeah, both examples famous for Fncking Something(one) /(up).

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Mike Lester November 18, 2011 at 11:55 am

Two historically opposing figures who wouldn’t be caught dead kissing?
I found another one:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1107/6689.html

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Star November 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Having recovered whatever of my wits was recoverable–I would also observe that he looks like a bad kisser. Or maybe the Photoshopper is. Women know!

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Errol Flynn November 19, 2011 at 10:38 am

The deal announcement you missed
By these standards America is not broke or are we?

MCC Signs Compact with Indonesia
to Invest in Innovation for Sustainable Economic Growth

Washington, D.C.—On November 18, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a five-year, $600 million compact with the Government of Indonesia to reduce poverty through economic growth. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and MCC Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yohannes participated in the signing ceremony, which took place on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Bali, Indonesia.

The United States and Indonesia, the world’s second and third most populous democracies respectively, share a comprehensive partnership that reflects shared values and common interests. MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes said, “The MCC-Indonesia partnership embodies the principles of development effectiveness, where our focus is on delivering lasting results that will have a meaningful impact for the people of Indonesia.

“Our success in realizing the compact’s benefits will depend upon our mutual commitment to accountability and transparency and our willingness to work diligently to implement the compact on time and on budget.”

Results-focused investments to spur economic growth are indispensable to sustainable poverty reduction. In keeping with MCC’s commitment to country ownership, the compact’s programs were designed and will be implemented by the people of Indonesia. As a core part of every compact partnership, MCC expects partner countries to maintain and demonstrate a commitment to good policy performance, democracy, and the rule of law.

The compact will focus on three projects to achieve economic growth:

The Green Prosperity Project is designed to support low-carbon economic growth by expanding renewable energy and improving the management of natural resources.

The Community-Based Nutrition to Prevent Stunting Project is designed to reduce and prevent low birth weight, childhood stunting and malnourishment.

The Procurement Modernization Project is designed to achieve significant savings in government procurements and improve the delivery of public services.

MCC’s compact with Indonesia is proof of a mutual commitment to improving the quality of life of the poorest Indonesians and putting them on a path toward greater prosperity and opportunity.

Visit http://www.mcc.gov to learn more about the compact, download the fact sheet, and read Daniel Yohannes’ signing ceremony remarks.

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roger judkins March 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm

If you worked on it Barry, I’ll bet you could bow enough to stick your head up your arse!

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