friends, not foes

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama shake hands with children along the ropeline at the arrival ceremony at Comalapa International Airport in San Salvador, El Salvador, March 22, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

13 Responses to “friends, not foes”

  1. March 23, 2011 at 1:01 am

    A lot of these pictures from the president’s trip to South America remind me of the famous quote from John F. Kennedy when he made a presidential visit to France. “I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris.”

    • 2 Theo67
      March 23, 2011 at 1:10 am

      I think they split up the tasks. She takes the cultural charmer role, and he gets down to business. It’s not just simply a pleasure trip – they really are there to do foreign policy, on many levels. And especially at this time, there’s so much finesse in dealing with the global shift in power – so many billions of lives at stake, and so many young futures to secure. I think they take it very seriously, which is a wonder to behold. (Especially with the other jokers in government doing the exact opposite).

    • 4 M
      March 24, 2011 at 12:28 am

      Yes Joe! Thanks for the reminder of that JFK line!

  2. 5 Andogriff
    March 23, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Amen Theo, they are both brilliant; each always supporting the other, feeding each other mutual strength and love when neeeded. Truly a wonder, we are so lucky to have them both representing our country.

  3. 6 Shirley
    March 23, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Amen!!! :_) :_) :_)

  4. 7 Shirley
    March 23, 2011 at 7:44 am

    OOPS, should have been 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. 11 Carolyn
    March 23, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Such teamwork! Each has a role, and does the work beautifully. When was the last time we saw this kind of teamwork between a president and his wife? They truly support each other, and promote the U.S. A marvelous pair.

  6. 12 HZ
    March 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Carolyn and my friends, I do not recall in my lifetime. They are an exceptional couple and two remarkable workers of peace, love, and compassion around the world. I am so proud to call him, Mr. President and her Our Beloved First Lady. We are truly blessed to witness this all happening in our lifetime.

  7. 13 M
    March 24, 2011 at 12:32 am

    This is a gorgeous photograph! Beautiful president, beautiful Flotus, beautiful children, beautiful flags,beautiful sunlight, beautiful smiles, beautiful scene so warm, exciting and happy!

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