Posts Tagged ‘running


secret service: “slow down mr president, pleeeeeeease!”

President Obama greets wellwishers upon arrival at Logan International Airport in Boston May 18

….greeted by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick


the muppet show just lost a muppet

Huckabee has announced he isn’t running.

You know, the only thing these people are running for now is the hills.

(If God told him not to run, then my faith is renewed!)

Jon Huntsman: “It is unfortunate that we will not have his voice – or his bass guitar – in the presidential debate, as our party would have benefited from his involvement.”


Obama/Biden 2012 ;-)


move! (videos added)

First Lady Michelle Obama and Michelle Kwan participate in a fitness event with military families on the South Lawn of the White House, May 9

And this is me at the White House today:

Well, it would have been me if I’d been at the White House today. Honest. :???:


up and running

President Barack Obama jogs towards well wishers after stepping off Air Force One in Indianapolis, Ind., May 6

President Obama is greeted by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels upon his arrival in Indianapolis


let’s dance

Thank you Hachikō & Jessica ;-)

ABC: It’s not every day that you see the First Lady of the United States doing “The Running Man” and “The Dougie.” But today, First Lady Michelle Obama well, busted a move.

While visiting the Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, Mrs. Obama watched students perform the dance routine choreographed by Beyonce for Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign…

“Beyoncé is one of my favorite performers on the planet. And when she agreed to remake her video and do this “Let’s Move” flash workout, I was so excited, because this is what we’ve been talking about – that exercise and moving can be fun,” Mrs. Obama said, “It’s about dancing, it’s about moving.”

The First Lady said she had not had time to learn the moves so “not to embarrass” herself she’d just watch from the sidelines as the students danced in front of her on the football field.

But once the music started Mrs. Obama couldn’t resist and she started mimicking the moves – including The Dougie, The Running Man, the Cha-Cha, and the Rumba among many other choreographed dance moves.

She called for a second playing of the song so she could join in, and she did so…rather animatedly the second time around.

First lady Michelle Obama dances with students at Alice Deal Middle School in northwest Washington, May 3, during a surprise visit for the school’s Let’s Move! event


keep on running

President Barack Obama jogs to greet supporters after arriving at Chicago O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Wednesday, April 27





President Obama stands by a cut-out picture of First Lady Michelle Obama during a visit to Miami Central High School, Fla., March 4 (Pete Souza)

…greeting Miss Florida Memorial University Morisa Jagrup at Miami Central High School, March 4 (Pete Souza)

…in the Blue Room before greeting recipients of the 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal, March 2 (Pete Souza)

…. greeting guests during the International Women’s Day reception, March 8 (Samantha Appleton)

….holding up four-month-old Alia Jawando as her father, William Jawando, Deputy Associate Director of Public Engagement, and her mother Michele look on in the Oval Office, March 9 (Pete Souza)

…. welcoming Make-A-Wish child Kennedy Alexander to the Oval Office, March 15 (Pete Souza)

…. greeting Halle Major during a Make-A-Wish visit in the Oval Office, March 29 (Pete Souza)

….greeting the daughter of a United States Secret Service agent before a departure picture in the Oval Office, March 1 (Samantha Appleton)

…. passing staff from the White House Military Office as he jogs along the Colonnade following an event that ran late, March 1. The military personnel and their families were lined up to take departure pictures with the President in the Oval Office. (Pete Souza)

…reading from his book, “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters,” during a visit by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and his family to the Oval Office, March 2. Joining them, from left, are Justice Breyer’s wife Joanna Breyer, grandson Eli Essiam Breyer and daughter Nell Breyer (Pete Souza)

President Obama, Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia, and members of the Australian and American delegations look up at the presidential seal in the Oval Office ceiling following their bilateral meeting, March 7 (Pete Souza)

…. talking with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and his wife, Fionnuala Kenny, in the Green Room before a St. Patrick’s Day reception, March 17 (Pete Souza)

…. with President Sebastián Piñera of Chile, wife Cecilia Morel, and their family for a photograph during a dinner at La Moneda Palace in Santiago, March 21 (Pete Souza)

….greeting children during the U.S. Embassy meet and greet in Santiago, Chile, March 21 (Pete Souza)

Chilean First Lady Cecilia Morel, right, talks with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia during a cultural event at the Museo Interactivo Mirador in Santiago, Chile, March 21 (Samantha Appleton)

…. at an official dinner hosted by Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes at the National Palace in San Salvador, March 22 (Pete Souza)

Lots more photos here



Steve Benen: Bachmann Poised To Form Exploratory Committee?…. I find this  rather hard to believe, but strange people do strange things:

“CNN has exclusively learned that Rep. Michele Bachmann will form a presidential exploratory committee. The Minnesota Republican plans to file papers for the committee in early June, with an announcement likely around that same time…..”

It’s probably fair to say that most reasonable political observers, regardless of party or ideology, would agree that Michele Bachmann is stark raving mad. I don’t mean this in a name-calling sense, I mean it objectively – her record of truly insane rants and conspiracy theories makes Bachmann an embarrassment to herself and the institution she serves. There’s just something deeply wrong with this person.

Bachmann’s odds of becoming leader of the free world next year are about as good as mine. But that doesn’t mean her candidacy, if it exists, won’t matter.

For one thing, Bachmann is so boldly ridiculous, she’s bound to generate quite a bit of attention for herself, which could have a real impact on the race. There’s only so much media oxygen available for a sizable presidential field, and if Bachmann’s clownish antics capture reporters’ attention, lesser-known candidates like Pawlenty and Daniels may find themselves struggling to stay in the spotlight.

….If Bachmann runs, she’ll be a sad, cringe-worthy sideshow, making a circus of the entire nominating process. But much to her competitors’ chagrin, that’s unlikely to stop her.

Full article here


man in a hurry

President Barack Obama passes staff from the White House Military Office as he jogs along the Colonnade of the White House following an event that ran late in the State Dining Room, March 1, 2011. The departing officers and members of their families were lined up to take departure pictures with the President in Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


man in a hurry

President Barack Obama jogs across the tarmac to shakes hands with people gathered to watch his arrival on Air Force One at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C., Dec. 6, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


secret service (& pete souza) begin to regret mccain not winning in 2008

“Come on guys, keep up!”

President Barack Obama runs across the tarmac after greeting people at Grissom Air Reserve Base in Peru, Indiana, November 23


up and running

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First Lady Michelle Obama exercises with Harlem children at a “Let’s Move” event at the New York Police Athletic Center in New York City on November 18


up and running

President Barack Obama jogs across the tarmac to greet people who had watched his arrival at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


come on patty, keep up!

President Barack Obama runs into the stadium at the University of Washington as he arrives for a rally for Democratic Senator Patty Murray in Seattle, October 21

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(Enthusiasm gap update: the President first spoke to the *** overflow *** crowd at the stadium before going next door to a basketball arena for the rally)

Video of the speeches here







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