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Paparazzi Photog Gets a 'Pec-tacular' Obama Shot
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Posted on 12/24/2008 9:32:05 AM PST by marthemaria

More than a dozen photographs of a bathing suit-clad President-elect Barack Obama surfaced online Monday showing the shirtless Chicagoan accompanied by his wife, Michelle, and their two young daughters on the white-sand beach in front of their vacation home. Reporters, photographers and television camera operators traveling with the Obamas have been banned by the Secret Service from approaching the oceanfront estate in nearby Kailua where the family is vacationing. But an enterprising paparazzi photographer wearing a Hawaiian shirt apparently strolled along the beach,

saw the Obamas, took out his long-lens camera and started shooting. The photographer was less than 200 feet from the Obamas, said Frank Griffin, co-owner of Bauer-Griffin, the California-based paparazzi agency that snapped the shots. But the Secret Service agents guarding the property did not ask the photographer to leave the beach. "There was tacit approval that he was able to shoot what he could shoot.

It's a public beach," Griffin said in a telephone interview Monday with The Washington Post. He declined to identify the photographer, but said he is a contractor who lives in Hawaii and whose family has a house not far from the Obama's vacation property The guy just walked along there.

He had a camera in his hand. He wasn't hiding behind the bushes. He took some pictures. Everybody saw him. And then he walked off," Griffin said. "It was as simple as that." Griffin added that the Secret Service "didn't seem to mind."

"He wasn't hiding behind the trees, he wasn't on a boat and he wasn't doing anything that we are used to doing," Griffin said. Asked whether the photographs constitute a security breach, Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt declined to discuss the matter, saying only: "We don't comment on security." p>

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Hawaii; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: bho2008; fauxtography; gagme; gaydar; obama; obamafamily; obamatransitionfile; obamunism; pravdamedia
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1 posted on 12/24/2008 9:32:07 AM PST by marthemaria
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To: marthemaria

Give me a break...he looks like he would break if he picked up a barbell.


2 posted on 12/24/2008 9:36:51 AM PST by culpeper ( When traitors are called heroes, dark times have fallen - Roland Deschain)
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To: marthemaria
"There was tacit approval that he was able to shoot what he could shoot."

Approved Photo Shoot.

Proves the pictures were staged.

3 posted on 12/24/2008 9:37:56 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Women were treated like livestock by Mohammad, so Allah must want women treated like cows forever.)
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To: marthemaria

What if some one made a long lens camera into a Rifle? I fear for Obamas saftey


4 posted on 12/24/2008 9:38:39 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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5 posted on 12/24/2008 9:39:26 AM PST by Mojave (http://barackobamajokes.googlepages.com/obama_funny)
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To: al baby; Larry Lucido; Squantos; Eaker
What if some one made a long lens camera into a Rifle? I fear for Obamas saftey

I would say the camera man would have a pretty bruised face as well...

6 posted on 12/24/2008 9:40:58 AM PST by sit-rep
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To: marthemaria

Oh lord help us.

Government by Celebrity and Star Magazines. This non-entity cipher with no experience and no firm positions other than what his handlers tell him to think is going to compare his pec’s to Putin’s and rule the military.

ERGGGGGG!


7 posted on 12/24/2008 9:41:18 AM PST by OpusatFR (Neither Republican or Democrat. Monarchist with allegience to The Only One.)
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Modified C.I.A. "Stinger" re-loadable .22 magnum pen-gun is cocked via camera's film advance lever. The magnum round is used to offset the diminished velocity as the bullet penetrates the lens elements. Other models incorporate baffles within a telephoto lens which then works quite effectively as a silencer (supressor).
The C.I.A. Stinger (sold commercially by Military Armaments Corporation as the "Single-Shot Survival Weapon" is perhaps the single most popular weapon the C.I.A.'s Technical Services Division has ever offered. It has seen successful deployment in toothpaste tubes, pens, cigars, etc. It may be swallowed or stowed as a suppository to avoid detection.


8 posted on 12/24/2008 9:48:14 AM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: Slicksadick

stowed as a suppository


9 posted on 12/24/2008 9:49:42 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Proves the pictures were staged.

10 posted on 12/24/2008 9:50:02 AM PST by weegee ("Let Me Just Cut You Off, Because I Don't Want You To Waste Your Question" - B.Obama Dec 16, 2008)
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To: Mojave

Those pecs are hanging a little low, i think he needs a Bro (or manziere).


11 posted on 12/24/2008 9:52:52 AM PST by culpeper ( When traitors are called heroes, dark times have fallen - Roland Deschain)
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To: OpusatFR

Unfortunately, this is where the public is at. If the Republican Party is going to offer up tired old men, like John McCain, get used to being in the back seat. It is possible to locate a charismatic, energetic, youthful conservative.


12 posted on 12/24/2008 9:54:31 AM PST by mission9 (It ain't bragging if you can do it.)
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This ludicrous statement is confirmation, if confirmation was needed, that this entire episode was staged by the People Magazine President-elect.

The Secret Service, after closing the beach, just happened to let some shmoe in a Hawaii shirt get close enough to snap these pictures?

Please. And those same agents just let him whip out a camera? What if he'd been carrying a handgun instead?

13 posted on 12/24/2008 9:56:20 AM PST by mojito
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To: Uncle Miltie
Proves the pictures were staged.

You mean like GW clearing brush every August?
14 posted on 12/24/2008 9:57:14 AM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a few things in my life I'm not proud of, and the things I am proud of are disgusting.")
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To: mission9
It isn't about BEING charasmatic any more than MTV celebrities are any more charasmatic than real singers.

It is about packaging. The MSM is in bed with the DNC colluding on news stories. Obama, Edwards, and Biden got a safe pass from the media (the media knew of Edwards affair and kept hush until after he successfully blocked Hillary out of the primary, the media knew of the Illinois governor selling Obama's senate seat in October but kept it hush until some Democrat was going to get caught red handing buying a seat, and they never got called on their embarassing gaffes while SNL made up "gaffes" that Americans still believe about Palin).

OBAMA(TM) is a Warholian pop celebrity creation. He even contracted a pop art iconic artist, Shepherd "OBEY" Fairey, to come up with his portrait. His name was reduced to one word, reproduced in all caps. He is like this:

Even the Left got spooked by that creepy "Obama youth" choir video. If a conservative politician tried half of this crap, his would be called a fascist campaign.

15 posted on 12/24/2008 10:01:21 AM PST by weegee ("Let Me Just Cut You Off, Because I Don't Want You To Waste Your Question" - B.Obama Dec 16, 2008)
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To: mojito
What if he'd been carrying a shoe?


16 posted on 12/24/2008 10:02:43 AM PST by weegee ("Let Me Just Cut You Off, Because I Don't Want You To Waste Your Question" - B.Obama Dec 16, 2008)
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To: Mojave

Palin has better looking Pecs.


17 posted on 12/24/2008 10:03:42 AM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: weegee
If that guy could hit 0 at 200 feet with a shoe, he should be in the outfield for the Red Sox.
18 posted on 12/24/2008 10:07:07 AM PST by mojito
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

Did he take off his shirt?


19 posted on 12/24/2008 10:14:22 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Women were treated like livestock by Mohammad, so Allah must want women treated like cows forever.)
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

Google: “Bush shirtless” = 1,510 hits

Google: “Obama shirtless” = 33,300 hits

Bush has been around for over 8 years. He has pre-approved press-pool photographers follow him around.

Obaman has been around for under 2 years. He has pre-approved paparrazzi follow him around.

Methinks there is some stage management going on here to make women hot and bothered. “Pay no attention to the sale of Obama’s seat, look at his chest!”


20 posted on 12/24/2008 10:23:48 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Women were treated like livestock by Mohammad, so Allah must want women treated like cows forever.)
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