Tweet of the day: Yes, this just happened
September 19th, 2012
04:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Tweet of the day: Yes, this just happened

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's official Twitter account got into the spirit of "Talk Like a Pirate Day" Tuesday, sending out a photo of this unlikely pair.

The photo was taken in 2009, and the pirate is actually speechwriter Cody Keenan. Obama used the photo in his speech to the White House Correspondents Association that year.


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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. cali girl

    To Err is human, to Pirate is AARRRR

    September 19, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  2. bb

    Great, unemployment up, Embassys being over run, Americans getting killed in the middle east and this idiot has time for pirate day but dosnt have time to talk to Prime minister of Israel ???. America needs to do the right thing and vote this joke out of office

    September 19, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  3. myviewis

    Obama really is not worried about the high unemployment, dead Ambassador, dead 3 security, women's poverty rate is higher under Obama, protesting the USA is spreading, etc........high gas prices............Glad to see Obama is having a good time

    September 19, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  4. smendler

    wait, that should have been "Arrr YE in?", right?

    September 19, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Pirate? Okay. Looks a lot like some Tea Partiers that I have seen, too.

    September 19, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  6. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    That pirate is lucky he's not Somali or he'd be shot by now.

    September 19, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  7. truth hurts

    How presidential....

    And we wonder why this country is swirling down the crapper.

    TIme to get an adult in the Whitehouse.

    September 19, 2012 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  8. Joyce

    To my views and bb, if you read the article you would have read that the picture was taken in 2009. You know the President worrys about high unemployment and everything else that is going on. The man you seem to want as President has alot to do with why we have high unemployment. Sending jobs to China and India. Romney is a joke, who in their right mine would say that the middle class would be someone making $200,000.00 to $250,000.00 a year? All he cares about is the wealthy. The only reason they are voting for him and hopes he wins is because they expect something in return from Romney. They are no different from the poor who need the government to help them.

    September 19, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. Brandon

    >taken in 2009
    >having a good time

    Lrn2read

    September 19, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  10. JT

    1) The photo was taken in 2009, not 2012.
    2) Obama signs tweets he actually wrote with "-BO". He didn't actually take the time to write this one.

    So if you feel like taking a cheap shot at the president for "being out-of-touch," go do it somewhere else.

    September 19, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  11. Steve- Illinois

    How cute, now will we be getting down to the business of running the country anytime soon?

    September 19, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  12. Patriot Awesome

    That pirate better watch out. Obama might send in a seal team to shoot him in the head.

    September 19, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "TIme to get an adult in the Whitehouse."

    Time to get some adult pampers in your pants.

    September 19, 2012 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  14. Donkey Party

    You right-wingers are pathetic. "Now watch me hit this drive"...(Funny how forgetful of Bush you all are).

    September 19, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  15. truth hurts

    Oh look!! Capt. Hook with President Crook!!! How sweet!!!

    September 19, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |