In spite of the cheesy arrival of the Obama pooch, I have a feeling this Pete Souza photo might be one of the most significant he will take in the White House given its “unbounded” quality.
There are all kinds of interesting elements here. Bo running free, though leashed. Obama and the dog clearly relating to one another, Obama looking back — already creating a bond with the puppy. And especially, the new President at full sprint — completely off the ground. (By the way, I tried pretty hard to ID that statue, but couldn’t. I was thinking Jefferson or a beardless Lincoln. Any help? It certainly has a strong role, as well.)