When President Barack Obama was had by a baseball slugger who snapped a South Lawn selfie with the commander-in-chief — only to see Samsung tweet it around the world — the White House issued a word of caution about any more selfies.
Caution went out the bulletproof window last night, however, when the president posed with no one less than the vice president, Joe Biden, in the back of the presidential limo — see the seal of the president emblazoned on the Corinthian leather in the back seat of the armored Cadillac a.k.a “The Beast.”
Obama wasn’t looking for any Galaxy product placement when he posed with the Boston Red Sox’s David “Big Papi” Ortiz at the White House celebration of the team’s 2013 World Series pennant. After that, White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer suggested on CBS’s “Face the Nation’‘ that “maybe this will be the end of all selfies.”
It wasn’t — not by a long smile.
This time, it was the @WhiteHouse that tweeted out the pal-pic.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 17, 2014
After some practice at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish P.M. Helle-Thorning Schmidt, the first selfer is getting pretty good at these:
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) December 11, 2013
And Big Papi swears he wasn’t trying to make a buck.
— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) April 1, 2014