He’s Barack Obama, and He `Approved This Message’

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

A little boy leans over to kiss President Barack Obama during the Congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House on June 27, 2012.

He is commander-in-chief, head of the executive branch and an occasional media critic.

But now a four-year old has given President Barack Obama an entirely new job description: Message approver.

It turns out that some Obama donors have a hard time explaining to their children just what the president does, as Obama recounted at a Wall Street fundraiser last night.

The president told the story of a young couple who asked their “adorable four-year-old son.”

“They said, `Sammy, who’s that?’ And he said, `That’s Barack Obama,”’ as the president retold the tale.

“`And what does Barack Obama do?’ And the boy thinks for a second, and he says, `He approves this message.”’

“So that’s what I do,” Obama told his Manhattan audience. “I approve this message.”


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