June 7th, 2009
07:06 PM ET
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Axelrod: 'It's me,' Obama said of stone carving


(CNN)– President Barack Obama got a welcome surprise during a short sightseeing jaunt that capped off his recent visit to Egypt.

While touring the pyramids at Giza, Obama came across a hieroglyphic that bore a striking resemblance to the 44th president – especially Obama’s prominent ears which Obama himself has pointed out many times since arriving on the national political stage.

“’It’s me,’” White House senior adviser David Axelrod says Obama said when the presidential entourage came across the hieroglyphic.

“And I have to confess that the ears were a giveaway,” Axelrod said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union.

“It really did look like him. I was wondering whether someone chiseled that in there in honor of our visit. But apparently this was done some thousands of years ago.”

“We didn’t know what to make of it. But our guide said he thinks the president might be descended from King Tut,” Axelrod also told John King.

“We have no proof of that. We’re not claiming that. We think perhaps he says that to all the visiting dignitaries,” Axelrod quickly added perhaps trying to head off another partisan attack on Obama’s global celebrity status.

“But the ears were unmistakable, I must say.”


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  1. WIlly Brown

    It was a set up.

    June 7, 2009 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  2. Long form birth certificate

    This didn't go over well the first time you posted it, so I guess you'll post it again.

    How about posting something important, like some of the soldiers's names that just got killed in Iraq?

    June 7, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  3. Julianna

    As long as it doesn't look like Mickey Mouse'ears...

    June 7, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  4. Tim

    Maybe he is the Messiah, everyone acts like he is.

    June 7, 2009 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  5. Tim

    Somehow, Obama turns agent Egypt into something about him.

    June 7, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  6. Legna

    You have got to be kidding me...Egos so big they can't see what's going on.. I just took a trip down Ocean Drive in Myrtle Beach. Our govt. is not telling the correct economic story they are worried about stone carvings. Homes are for sale , condos for sale, hotels closed down,resturants gone, no construction work going on, vacancy signs everywhere, and Axelrod says he sees signs. The only sign I saw was one bulldozer working on a road. CNN u need to stop Obamazing this and Obamazing that and tell the truth. If you don't tell it now it will catch up to you soon and you will have no credability.

    June 7, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  7. Larry

    There are all kinds of magic ...

    June 7, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  8. ib

    Donkey ears; yes it's him.

    June 7, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  9. Mike

    and all this time I thought with those ears and all the trouble he got into he had to be a descendent of Curious George. Of course you over sensitive libs are going to paint this comment as racist, when really its just relating obama and his antics to a funny fictional character in a children's book that my kids love.

    June 7, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  10. Jon

    Just wait a few days, anyone as narcissitic as Obama will be claiming direct decendency. After all, he's already claimed to be a better President than Abraham Lincoln, only the greatest President in American history.

    June 7, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  11. Jonathan

    Interesting how no one has suggested that he might be a descendant of the Great MIckey Mouse. I mean that thing has huge ears, and BO's policies have a certain "mickey mouse-ness" about them.

    June 7, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  12. Tony D

    Alfred E Neman is kin to obama

    June 7, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  13. Ty

    I'm surprised he hinted at the truth about Egypt......

    June 7, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  14. Kenyan Wonder Kid

    Only someone so self absorbed and narcissistic as the messiah...

    We will be sooo happy when our state-controlled press finally wakes up from their drug induced Hussein Obama man love and starts doing their job, rather than having to go to the foreign press for objective coverage.

    June 7, 2009 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  15. annie for Palin

    and the rest of the story – axelrod looks like a clone of hitler – perhaps a little chubbier version.

    June 7, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  16. bill

    Oh god, I can hear Hannity and O'Reilly harping on this one tomorrow.

    June 7, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  17. anne

    The Obamas are Camelot whether he is descended from a king or the people elected him.

    June 7, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  18. Voter

    Mrs Obama looks as big as a horse standing next to Madame Sarkozy. She IS as big as a horse!

    June 7, 2009 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  19. Lynn

    Adorable – both the hieroglyphic and our President!

    June 7, 2009 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  20. Sidney Jacobs

    Well he should go to the jungle, lots of similar ears to be seen there.

    June 7, 2009 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  21. dee

    Spare us all! I hope Obama never sees "The Last Supper."

    June 7, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  22. Tom in CA

    ...well yeah...how could he miss those Big Dumbo ears?

    June 7, 2009 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  23. honestly

    Well, there is something ethereal about President Obama. :)

    June 7, 2009 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  24. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Priceless!

    June 7, 2009 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  25. Dems dont get it....

    You people complain how Republicans are SO SO Mean to the CHOOSEN ONE, well guess what we will show him the RESPECT you showed GW for the last 8 yrs and that was Zero......You people treated President Bush like he was a criminal when all he was doing was trying to protect a bunch of Pathetic people like yourselves.......So in turn we will show your President the same RESPECT you showed Bush......Isnt karma beautiful.....

    June 7, 2009 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
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