Posts Tagged ‘Camp David

21
Jul
17

The Most Interesting Men In The World

Jonathan Goldsmith: How The World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended The World’s Most Powerful Man

Damn,” he said in a half-hushed whisper. “This guy’s good.” I could hear President Obama as he walked up the path behind me and spied the multiple arrows I had placed, undetected, in the bull’s-eye. I waited until I could sense him close by. Then, with the casual swagger that had become my calling card, I turned, and feigning annoyance, delivered the line I had prepared:  What took you so long?” Obama, recognizing me immediately, clapped his hands and doubled over in laughter. There’s no way he could have been as happy and amazed as I was to be there.  The president and I had met earlier that year at a fundraiser in Vermont when he was just preparing for his reelection campaign. He had impressed me with his encyclopedic recall of the outrageous escapades of my TV character.

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Still, I was more than surprised when I later got a call from one of his deputies. Would I like to be part of a special surprise for the president’s 50th birthday celebration at Camp David? Ten of Obama’s best friends—most of them people he had known as far back as high school—were on the list. And me. All top secret. Life didn’t get any more interesting than this. Would I like to come? You bet I would. The first time I met President Obama, I was part of a welcoming committee in the state of Vermont, where I now live. He was just starting his second run for the presidency, and we were invited to be in a greeting line of about 200 people. Our 10-second photo-op turned into a several-minute conversation. Still, I thought, this must be a setup. Someone has to be playing a joke on me, and they had prompted him with information. But when Obama mentioned that he loved a New Yorker article about me and quoted from the commercials, I knew he was being sincere. I drove home feeling as if it was a dream. The president of the United States is interested in me, the imaginary most interesting man in the world.

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30
Jul
16

Let The Birthday Celebrations Begin!

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07
Mar
16

Chat Away

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk to Marine One on the South Lawn before heading to Camp David, March 7, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

01
Aug
15

A Presidential Birthday Weekend

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President Barack Obama boards Marine One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. President Obama will spend the rest of the weekend in Camp David with the First Family

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02
May
15

Hello, Camp David!

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President Barack Obama walks towards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House prior to his departure to Camp David

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Barack Obama, Luca Martinez

President Barack Obama greets Luca Martinez, 4, with a fist-bump

U.S. President Barack Obama greets Luca Martinez, 4, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before his departure to Camp David

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Obama Departs the White House En Route To Camp David

27
Oct
13

Chat Away: The Victory Edition

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President Barack Obama cheering Chelsea to victory and yes, Chelsea won the cup.

Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and others watch the overtime shootout of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final, in the Laurel Cabin conference room during the G8 Summit at Camp David, Md., May 19, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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