The snickering over President Obama’s apparent ogling of the posterior of an attractive 17-year old Brazilian girl (with French President Sarkozy enthusiastically grinning over his shoulder) reminded me of a similar incident last year involving President Bush and Olympic beach volleyball champion Misty May.
Remember the infamous Bush Booty Smack?
(You can view a series of photos from President Bush’s Olympic volleyball court visit here.)
The camera has the unprecedented ability to freeze awkward moments in time and, by doing so, impose an entirely new context on a seemingly ordinary situation.
Remember this photo?
Or this one?
It’s doubtful that President Obama actually paused to catch an eyeful of Brazilian booty. But if that’s what you want to believe happened, well, it’s a free country. And we could all use a good laugh right now.