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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:42 AM

One of these things is not like the others


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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:46 AM

1. I would not call Mr. Obama's portrait artists but I'm starting to see it as poetic justice.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:00 AM

4. I like the comment I read yesterday, that "Obama has finally put Bush behind him"...

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:48 AM

2. One of them certainly is*

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:58 AM

3. Only one of them replicates who actually IS on the Dollar bill...

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:01 AM

5. Obamas unveil portraits.

The likeness is amazing.

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:17 AM

6. Two: Obama's and JFK's.

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OT, but, what was Bubba thinking?

Early on in the Obama era, people made comparisons between Michelle and Jackie on fashion--not saying that they shared a fashion sensibility, but saying how fashion conscious and trend-setting both were. JFK's youth and personal appeal were also compared with Obama's. Obama seemed pleased by both. He certainly went out of his way to elicit comparisons between himself and iconic Presidents, especially Lincoln, T. Roosevelt. (Owners of the four faces on Mt. Rushmore, minus the two slave owners?)

Anyway, I wonder if, noting that iconic President JFK had opted out of the usual type of portrait, Obama asked for something different.

ETA: Looking at the portraits again, it seems to me all but 1 is about the person being portrayed. JFK's, apart from being the first very different style, seems to be a statement about the gravity of the responsibilities of the job.

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:23 AM

7. One of those guys is wearing glasses?

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Response to NavyBrat (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:45 AM

8. Nope,two of them are.

Roosevelt and Truman.

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Response to Carl (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:56 AM

10. I'll take your word for it. I know TR wore glasses, but ...

I'll be damned if I can see them in the picture. (Maybe I need them as well.)

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Response to NavyBrat (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:03 AM

12. I have had one of those books of Presidents where there is a one page write up opposite their

official portraits so just remember it.

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Response to Carl (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:20 AM

13. Cool! Thanks.

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:53 AM

9. Does Obama's painting...

look like something that might come from an American Greetings Catalog, or is that just me??

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:56 AM

11. If someone ever wanted to be depicted as weak that O pic was the perfect way to do it.

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:30 AM

14. That portrait is bizare

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