Breaking News! Obamas take walk, hold hands!
Posted by danishova on May 3, 2009
CHRISTINE SIMMONS of the AP gushes:
The first couple took full advantage of the cool spring night.
After a date night out on Saturday evening, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama decided to take a stroll when their motorcade arrived back at the White House.
So they began walking on the driveway of the White House South Lawn while holding hands. First they passed the West Wing, then their children’s swing set. They kept walking, swinging their hands together.
There were no Secret Service agents right behind them — the agents stood off, in one of the rare moments that the Obamas had private space outside the White House walls.
(But for the AP reporters and photographer who just happened to be there, of course.)
As the Obamas walked behind shrubbery and out of sight, the unscripted moment left reporters guessing where they were going. To the vegetable garden? The basketball court? No final word, but they eventually came back the same way from where they started, rounding out their 8-minute walk…
And no word from the moonstruck reporteress on why it looks like Michelle Obama is sporting a tail. Or perhaps it’s meant to be some sort of leash? Click on photo link above for magnified view….
Here’s another photo from the same photographer, which makes it easier to see the curious object dangling from her white shirt:
We shall soon see if this becomes all the rage in the world of fashionistas.
Date night, the video. Via Hot Air…