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Photographic proof from White House: Obama does, very occasionally, meet with women advisors

posted at 1:32 pm on January 11, 2013 by

Indeed he does. In fact, one of the best photos to trickle onto the White House’s Flickr feed since O became president involves him and a group of women. Remember that old WaPo piece about some of Obama’s women advisors objecting to the fratty atmosphere in the West Wing, with Anita Dunn going so far as to call it a borderline “hostile workplace”? Well, there’s a photo from the night that Obama met with some of them, allegedly to discuss their complaints. Let Time magazine’s Amy Sullivan set the stage:

Look at the senior women meeting with Obama in this White House photo at a dinner they called to discuss their invisibility. Look at their faces and body language. They are pissed off.

And now here’s the photo. See? He does meet with women.

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“Yep, a BLT and a Diet Coke, thanks.”

forest on January 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM

And that’s an official White House photo. Imagine what unofficial, candid photos look like.

rbj on January 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM

obama does, very occasionally, meet with women advisors

However, he doesn’t particularly like the way they smell.

Pork-Chop on January 11, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Great, no food because their are no women to serve the food, they are all sitting around…he is looking like he is trying to figure out how to ask them to get up and serve the food…

right2bright on January 11, 2013 at 1:43 PM

[Obama, looking down at the list of names]: uhhh…okay…first off, which one of you on this list wants to go get my coffee. Second, why are we here?

WisRich on January 11, 2013 at 1:46 PM

True enough, only one man at the table in that photo: Valarie Jarrett …

ShainS on January 11, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Any time I get a look like that from my wife I know I am in big trouble. I usually apologize right away to save time.

Curmudgeon on January 11, 2013 at 2:09 PM

I do love the expression on Jarret’s face.

WisRich on January 11, 2013 at 2:10 PM

“Hold on one second there, sweetie.”

JeremiahJohnson on January 11, 2013 at 2:16 PM

I thought All My Babies’ Mamas only showcased Shawty Lo?

theperfecteconomist on January 11, 2013 at 2:16 PM

[Obama, looking down at the list of names]: uhhh…okay…first off, which one of you on this list wants to go get my coffee. Second, why are we here?

WisRich on January 11, 2013 at 1:46 PM

0bama probably thinks it’s the job of the Secretary of State to take dictation and make the coffee. She is, after all, a secretary.

UltimateBob on January 11, 2013 at 2:41 PM

I do love the expression on Jarret’s face.

WisRich on January 11, 2013 at 2:10 PM

I love the look on all of their faces. It seems to say, “OK, did they take the picture yet? Can we go now?”

This pic is as fake as everything else 0bama has ever done.

UltimateBob on January 11, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Hot wings, ribs, and corn on the cob? I’d like to see that photo.

peski on January 11, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Tune in next week when we get to see the photo of Obama meeting with them to discuss their grievance that Obama forced them to pose for a photo he’d use to rebut the grievance that he doesn’t include them in meetings?

Dusty on January 11, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Valerie Jarret staring him down. Priceless.

nobar on January 11, 2013 at 3:26 PM

The smartest Man in the room?

FlaMurph on January 11, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Since they were probably hired for window dressing this is the end result. Once Presidents start to hire people because they are the best qualified for the job regardless of chromosomes, skin color or ancestry they will be taken more seriously if they happen to be a woman, minority, gay. And I say this as a woman.

hopeful on January 11, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Was that a solemn occasion for Obysmal the “Messiah” and his twelve apostlettes?

onlineanalyst on January 11, 2013 at 7:34 PM

That photo was taken November 5, 2009. Was he informing the gals that they would have to wait for taxpayer-paid birth control?

onlineanalyst on January 11, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Funny how they don’t earn as much as their male counterparts. But Romney was the one out of touvh!

Bambi on January 12, 2013 at 12:21 AM

This photo is from 2009. I’m betting he hasn’t met with them since.

DrMagnolias on January 12, 2013 at 7:15 AM

However, he doesn’t particularly like the way they smell.

Pork-Chop on January 11, 2013 at 1:42 PM

From what I’ve read, the feeling is mutual . . .

BigAlSouth on January 12, 2013 at 7:15 AM

If my wife had a look on her face like any one of those women at the table my route to the dog house would be direct and quick, Brrrrr.

Herb on January 12, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Own it bitches.

Bmore on January 12, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Own it b i t c h e s.

Bmore on January 12, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Got a whole binder full of em there!

Dr_Woof on January 12, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Obama isn’t used to being around women. Look who he’s married to.

CrustyB on January 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM