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July 8, 2009

Blog Guy, I know you’re a real Washington insider. How does President Obama get so many people to be so devoted to him? Is there some secret?

Yes. He puts the hocus-pocus on them.

I begĀ  your pardon? The hocus-pocus?

You know, the old mumbo jumbo. The hootchie-kootchie. The big whammy. He wiggles his fingers, makes a frowny face, gives them the stink eye…

You would have us believe the U.S. President performs some sort of hypnotic wizardry on people to make them loyal?

Sure. This photo shows him in the act.

About that photo. You news people should be ashamed, taking a picture like that of the president. Shame on you!

Oh, I wouldn’t worry too much about us news people. Actually, this is an official White House photo.

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President Barack Obama jokingly reacts to news that staffer Nora Becker will be leaving to pursue a joint MD and PhD in health care economics, during a White House staff picnic, June 26, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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This is the best explanation I have seen for The President’s popularity. Now I understand what is going on.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive

I guess what should be a concern is not that Obama does the mumbo jumbo, but that it’s so ludicrously unsuccessful, at least judging from the amused laughter of all the other people in the picture!

Posted by M | Report as abusive

You jest, but my 80 year old mother actually believed that Barack Obama secretly hypnotized young people during campaign speeches and that was the secret of his popularity.No joke, she and several of her bible study friends were dead serious in their “concern”.

Posted by Dove Cochrane | Report as abusive

That’s the evil-eye, not “stink eye.”Seriously, though, he’s reacting in horror that a reasonably attractive young woman would be so incredibly masochistic as to consider pursuing both an MD and a PhD.

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

A president makes a face like that at a white house intern and there’s no Monica Lewinski reference?for shame.

Posted by drewbie | Report as abusive