Saturday, December 31, 2016

Great photos of a great president

Thank you to Pete Souza, Chief White House Photographer, for the amazing photo line up in this best-of-2016 collection.

Looking through them, I see clearly the quality of person Barack Obama is: thoughtful, dignified, humorous, compassionate, playful with children, professorial in his approach to law and the office he holds.

He has been such a good president that dt will look that much worse.  

If dt had followed George W. Bush, he wouldn't have looked as bad as he does coming after an outstanding president.

My favorites:

  • Sasha and Malia in ball gowns, March 10, 2016
  • President Obama dancing with aide Ferial Govashiri, March 16, 2016
  • President Obama just landed at LAX in Air Force One, April 7, 2016
  • President Obama with a baby, hands & knees, April 14, 2016
  • President Obama with 3-yr-old Prince George, April 22, 2016
  • President Obama signing a note for the niece of a police officer killed in Dallas, July 12, 2016
  • President Obama on a visit to Midway Atoll, September 1, 2016
  • President Obama reflecting while looking at the Potomac River, September 11, 2016
  • Michelle Obama with Ellen DeGeneres, September 12, 2016
  • Michelle Obama hugging George W. Bush at the Museum of African-American History & Culture, September 24, 2016
  • President Obama reading at his desk in late afternoon light, October 14, 2016
  • President Obama with a Superman toddler on Halloween, October 31, 2016
  • President Obama with the little boy who invited the injured Syrian child Omran Dagneesh to join his family, November 10, 2016
  • President Obama interacting with a veteran who is 108 years old, November 11
  • President Obama tossing orchids into the ocean with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Pearl Harbor, December 27, 2016.

Thank you to my friend Sharon for sending me this link.  

There also links to Souza's best photos of 2015 and each previous year of the Obama presidency.

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