Skip to comments.Boy who touched Obama’s hair: story behind White House photo is probably in your inbox
Posted on 05/24/2012 8:17:48 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
The story behind a photograph showing a 5-year-old black boy touching President Obama's hair--which has been hanging in the West Wing of the White House for more than three years--may be coming to your inbox soon.
The New York Times published the adorable back story on Thursday, and it's quickly become the most-emailed article on the Times' website.
In May 2009, the child, Jacob Philadelphia, was visiting the White House with his father, a former Marine, who was leaving his 2-year stint working for the National Security Council as part of the White House staff. The father asked to take a family photo with the president. Jacob said he had a question for Obama, who was then in his fifth month in office.
The Times recounts the rest:
"I want to know if my hair is just like yours," he told Mr. Obama, so quietly that the president asked him to speak again.
Jacob did, and Mr. Obama replied, "Why don't you touch it and see for yourself?" He lowered his head, level with Jacob, who hesitated.
"Touch it, dude!" Mr. Obama said.
As Jacob patted the presidential crown, Mr. Souza snapped.
"So, what do you think?" Mr. Obama asked.
"Yes, it does feel the same," Jacob said.
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WHAT A PHOTO OP...
ANYTHING TO KEEP HIS NAME IN THE PAPERS
"Yes, it really is hollow!"
LOL. Thank you for the morning funny!!!!
The kid was just learning to count and was fascinated by all those sixes.
He wasn’t wanting to know if his hair was the same. He was asking him how he got that scar that goes half way around his head.
Obama's hair has been hanging in the West Wing for more than three years? ...
... and it's now coming to my inbox?
This is such nonsense!
its propaganda to make voters feel guilty about ousting the first black president in one term.
Nothing more, nothing less.
Good Catch!!!! I completely missed that! (pretty funny!!)
Yeah - I remember when the New York Times would run those ‘feel good’ pictures and stories about George Bush - Ahhh for the good old days. /s
Lemme guess. They are going to claim it cured the boy of sickle-cell or some other malady.
The guy riding the horse behind him, was the first black cowboy. His name was Leroy Rogers.
Why doesn't he wear it instead of leaving it hanging in the West Wing of the White House?
That's a "Monster's Inc" reference for those of you in Rio Linda.
I always thought Obama was reenacting his bowing to the Saudi Prince and was letting the little boy play the role of prince.