President Bush and President-elect Obama spoke in the Oval Office Monday. White House photo by Eric Draper
barack looks good in there. if you only look at the right half of the pic.
What a good photo! It looks really good and Obama looks right at home.
I find their body language very interesting.
Obama – leaning in; leg crossed towards Bush
Bush – leaning back; leg crossed against Obama.
I don't think Bush is very happy....
Whatever...I'm already tired of hearing about Obama.
Great picture- I love fact that Bush is leaning to the right and Obama is leaning to the left – Awesome!
nice picture... hope to see it changed slightly come Jan 20th... but until that time nic picture...
America has just show he world what a real democrasti mean. Only in America!! I love this country more now then ever.
I'd love to be a bug on the wall. Bush surely made some of his trademark blunders, stumbled over words, tossed out remarks or popped questions that hung in the air like the stench of a green cloud.
Interesting, the body language here. Obama's clearly showing that he's open to Bush with his leg crossed in toward Bush. Bush is turning away from Obama, shutting him out by crossing his leg away from him; there's obviously no approval or acceptance from him! Too bad, Georgie. He's movin' in! Make way for progress and some change for the better!
Wonderful picture, expressing what appears to be a meaningful and freindly conversation. Something else for the world to be proud of the US: The smooth and, hopefully, peaceful transition of power.
Both Bush and Obama ae showing grace, accommotation, and cooperation. The country can sleep a little easier tonight. For that, thank you President Bush.
And the dream became reality! Welcome Mr. President.
Obama this Obama that my gosh lets hope he does something for us not just how he crosses his legs.
I love this picture. Barack looks very comfortable.
Cheers to all the republicans who have put aside grudges and are willing to support the new President-elect and willingly work together to save our country.
Shame on all the republicans who are basically being sore losers and bashing President-elect Obama in a non-sensical and counterproductive way. Shame on you bitter, bitter folk.
LOL at some of these comments! And yes, this is a GREAT picture!
yuck...redecorate that place...please....it looks like my grandparents' place did 20 years ago
I LOVE THIS PHOTOGRAPH!
America, the Beautiful
@ Dave: "Great picture- I love fact that Bush is leaning to the right and Obama is leaning to the left – Awesome!"
Indeed. Funny how sometimes it brings us closer.
I voted for Obama because I needed to see some change, domestic policy and foreign. So far, Obama is not bringing in any fresh faces. I would hate to see everyone who advises Obama from a previous presidency. Yes, experience matters.....but so does new approach and ideas.
It could be a historical photo with both the best president and the worst president in history.
a picture worth "1600" words
Historical photo–I love it.
How ridiculous to think you can read Bush's body language to mean that. Someone who is right handed usually crosses their right leg over their left because it's more comfortable. I'm sure Obama is real open to Bush; proven during the campaign when he endlessly voiced his disrespect for the President. Get real!
We are looking at Barack's first photo in the oval office. What a wonderful day.
Obama is on the offense in this pic...LOVES IT!