A very goofy photo opportunity!
It’s time once again for Things Maybe We Should Have Explained in a Caption, but Didn’t.
In the photo below, we’re told the President “playfully pats the back” of a volleyball team player, “at her invitation.”
Huh? It seems like we’re missing half the story here. If you’re not Barney the presidential dog, then how do you invite the Commander-in-Chief to pat your back?
Surely the Secret Service knows to intervene when somebody says, “Mr. President! Caress my latissimus dorsi!” If not, then they’d better learn before he visits the weightlifting team.
President George W. Bush playfully pats the back of U.S. Women’s Beach Volleyball team player Misty May-Treanor (L) at her invitation at the volleyball grounds at the Olympic Games in Beijing, August 9, 2008. Teammate Kerri Walsh (R) watches. REUTERS/Larry Downing