May 16th, 2009
09:15 AM ET
14 years ago

Scenes from the White House


President Barack Obama bends over so the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a family visit to the Oval Office May 8, 2009. The youngster wanted to see if the President's haircut felt like his own. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza).

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soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. Mark

    Our President bows to no one!

    He is a child appeaser!

    May 16, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  2. J S Ragman

    Wonderful picture of the child touching the President's hair. It's wonderful to have such down to earth and normal people living in the White House. You make me very proud that I voted for you Mr. President.

    May 16, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  3. Jimmy McTimmy

    OH NO! Not our President bowing to another head of state again! And a child, no less!!! Can't wait to hear Rush and Gingrich, et al, take him to task for this one.

    May 16, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  4. steve

    In history , every powerful and successful leader shows some humility to others irrespective of their status.
    I think president Obama is one.
    May be the Republicans can make another juvenile ad portraying him as bowing to a little kid.

    May 16, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  5. Vic

    How good it is to see something so endearing coming out of the oval office. We get way too much of the otherwise.

    May 16, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  6. Paula

    Your Messiah is also hiding his college records which MUST show he entered school as a foreign student. Why else would he be paying his lawyers to fight their release.
    Wake up people – get off the hope dope and do some research. No, I am not an idiot as many below are saying. I am not a sheeple…

    May 16, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. Purple Spider

    That photo is so cute – we need to be casual from time to time and maintain a little positive direction.

    May 16, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  8. kim

    How cute. I am not a fan of the president's but he is very personable.

    May 16, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  9. Sean

    I guess we'll hear complaints from the right that Obama bowed to this guy now?

    May 16, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  10. barry

    I like my president


    May 16, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  11. joe

    did obama remove his tubin first?

    May 16, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  12. julie barroukh

    We have the coolest president

    May 16, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  13. Dee, NJ

    Jr has my vote! Mom and Dad, Jr is with the Press!

    May 16, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
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