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Boy who touched Obama’s hair: story behind White House photo is probably in your inbox
Yahoo ^ | 05/24/2012 | Dylan Stableford

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.

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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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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: obamahair; touchitdude
"Touch it, dude!"
1 posted on 05/24/2012 8:17:54 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz
Would you hit TOUCH it?
2 posted on 05/24/2012 8:19:31 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Kid’s thinking, “Ugh, this guy is lousy.”


3 posted on 05/24/2012 8:19:33 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Responsibility2nd

Grooming behavior.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 8:20:54 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Responsibility2nd

Is that the side with the weird scar?


5 posted on 05/24/2012 8:21:44 AM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That's what he said!

6 posted on 05/24/2012 8:21:44 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Touch it, dude!”

File this under: things heard while Barney Frank was visiting California.


7 posted on 05/24/2012 8:22:20 AM PDT by Feline_AIDS (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Did the Saudi prince want to touch his hair too?


8 posted on 05/24/2012 8:22:42 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: bgill

I think the REAL story is that someone told Obama this kid is a Royal Saudi.

So Obama bows. As he always does.

And the kid is not just touching his head. He is placing his holy hands on Obama and is blessing him with some ROP prayer.

Yeah. Makes sense, huh?


9 posted on 05/24/2012 8:23:17 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, there you have it; cause for another term!


10 posted on 05/24/2012 8:24:34 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
All cuteness aside, there is a deeper meaning to this.

What it really says is "Hey Black America, I'm really black!"

I'm "Down for the Struggle!"...."I'm street"...."I'm a brother." These incompetent White Housers are so transparent, it ain't funny.

11 posted on 05/24/2012 8:24:41 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Responsibility2nd

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"Touch it, dude!"
 


12 posted on 05/24/2012 8:25:35 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: twister881

My first thought...


13 posted on 05/24/2012 8:26:47 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He wouldn’t let a white kid do that nor would he bow to a white kid. Obambi’s an absolute jerk.


14 posted on 05/24/2012 8:29:12 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Responsibility2nd

Eh. Obozo bows to everyone.


15 posted on 05/24/2012 8:29:23 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: marstegreg


Obama Bows to Mohammed Jihadista, the Boy King of Crapistan.
16 posted on 05/24/2012 8:32:33 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: dynachrome
amazing this president surprises me daily...

what a leader...class, character, grace, respect, dignity....wow he has them all

PUKE.PUKE

17 posted on 05/24/2012 8:34:20 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: Responsibility2nd

When the boy touched Obama’s hair did the heavens suddenly open up with with a host of angels singing and the boy cured of some terminal illness? LOL!


18 posted on 05/24/2012 8:34:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Mr. Imus...white courtesy phone.


19 posted on 05/24/2012 8:35:02 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Err..Mr President…Why does it say ”Made in Kenya” under your hair?
20 posted on 05/24/2012 8:35:19 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

WOW OBAMA...
WHAT A PHOTO OP...

ANYTHING TO KEEP HIS NAME IN THE PAPERS


21 posted on 05/24/2012 8:35:53 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: Responsibility2nd

"Yes, it really is hollow!"

22 posted on 05/24/2012 8:38:33 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Responsibility2nd

23 posted on 05/24/2012 8:41:50 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Jewbacca

LOL. Thank you for the morning funny!!!!


24 posted on 05/24/2012 8:51:41 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Third Person

The kid was just learning to count and was fascinated by all those sixes.


25 posted on 05/24/2012 8:52:22 AM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


26 posted on 05/24/2012 8:54:57 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: marstegreg
"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."

Obama's hair has been hanging in the West Wing for more than three years? ...

... and it's now coming to my inbox?

27 posted on 05/24/2012 8:55:19 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: eCSMaster

This is such nonsense!

its propaganda to make voters feel guilty about ousting the first black president in one term.

Nothing more, nothing less.


28 posted on 05/24/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: eCSMaster

Good Catch!!!! I completely missed that! (pretty funny!!)


29 posted on 05/24/2012 9:04:33 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Responsibility2nd

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


30 posted on 05/24/2012 9:36:10 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Lemme guess. They are going to claim it cured the boy of sickle-cell or some other malady.


31 posted on 05/24/2012 10:08:05 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Jewbacca

The guy riding the horse behind him, was the first black cowboy. His name was Leroy Rogers.


32 posted on 05/24/2012 10:27:53 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"...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"

Why doesn't he wear it instead of leaving it hanging in the West Wing of the White House?


33 posted on 05/24/2012 10:49:22 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: Responsibility2nd

34 posted on 05/24/2012 11:11:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

"2319!!! 2319!!!"

That's a "Monster's Inc" reference for those of you in Rio Linda.

35 posted on 05/24/2012 11:14:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

I always thought Obama was reenacting his bowing to the Saudi Prince and was letting the little boy play the role of prince.


36 posted on 05/24/2012 11:16:14 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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