Sorry Hillary : Obama Boys Behaving Badly

Jon Favreau, left, and unidentified friend with Sen. Hillary Clinton cutout. From the “44” Blog / Washington Post.

‘Asked about the photos, Favreau, who was recently appointed director of speechwriting for the White House, declined comment. A transition official said that Favreau had “reached out to Senator Clinton to offer an apology.”‘ (What woe…)

By Frank James / December 5, 2008

A colleague tipped me to a Washington Post posting from the “44” blog which reports on an incident which is like something from a “West Wing” episode.

As the WaPo’s Al Kamen writes, Jon Favreau, 27, who President-elect Obama has named his speechwriting chief, did something really dumb at a party:

… Some interesting photos of a recent party he attended — including one where he’s dancing with a life-sized cardboard cut-out of secretary of state-designate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and another where he’s placed his hand on the cardboard former first lady’s chest while a friend is offering her lips a beer — popped up on Facebook for about two hours. The photos were quickly taken down — along with every other photo Favreau had of himself on the popular social networking site, save for one profile headshot.

Asked about the photos, Favreau, who was recently appointed director of speechwriting for the White House, declined comment. A transition official said that Favreau had “reached out to Senator Clinton to offer an apology.”

Considering the photo, I don’t think I would have used the phrase “reached out to Sen. Clinton” in that statement.

Could you imagine being Favreau and having to apologize to the president-elect or Sen. Hillary Clinton for this? And you thought you were having a bad day.

Reminds me of that line President Bush used when he was running for the White House in 2000: “When I was young and foolish, I was young and foolish.”

Source / The Swamp / Chicago Tribune

Thanks to Harry Edwards / The Rag Blog

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1 Response to Sorry Hillary : Obama Boys Behaving Badly

  1. Mark Saulys says:

    How the hell does somebody submit to you publication? What’s your e-mail? Mine is m_saulys@yahoo.com.
    Here’s my post.

    He’s Savin’ It

    About a year ago, when Obama was just starting his campaign in earnest, I was working at a left-wing, radical bookstore in Chicago.
    One night at the store we had an author event. The author was John K. Wilson.

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