Surrounded by 20 World Leaders, Obama “Was Chewing Gum the Whole Time”

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

Good grief, can this guy be any more low rent?

World leaders gathered in Los Cabos, Mexico for the seventh annual Group of 20 summit on Monday. As part of the festivities, all of the assembled heads of state posed for a cheerful family photo–except for one. According to the White House pool report from the photo shoot filed by the Wall Street Journal’s Carol Lee, photographers asked the leaders to wave for the cameras and Russia’s once and future strongman Vladimir Putin declined to pose for the picture.

“They all said to wave to the cameras, and most of them did. President Putin didn’t wave,” Ms. Lee wrote.

There were several other priceless details in Ms. Lee’s dispatch from the high powered photo shoot. Apparently, despite being surrounded by twenty other world leaders, President Barack Obama “was chewing gum the whole time.”

But remember, it was George W. Bush who embarrassed us on the world stage.

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22 Responses to “Surrounded by 20 World Leaders, Obama “Was Chewing Gum the Whole Time””

  1. Rightside on 19/19/12 at 9:38 am

    Chewing gum creates saliva, the body’s natural defense against the phenomonom known as cotton mouth, caused by marijuana smoking. As a charter member of the choom gang, he needs to wet his whistle, to combat cotton mouth.

  2. Will Profit on 19/19/12 at 10:32 am

    What a maroon! Another historic first: Barack Obama is the first Bazooka Joe president of the United States. Bazooka Bo is truly one low rent character.

  3. astroprisoner on 19/19/12 at 10:54 am

    Lestet is probably right about Nicorette, I think Obama openly admits that he still smokes “Occasionally.” But if he’s chewing it that hard during a summit, it sounds like maybe (to paraphrase an old Dean Martin joke) he can put away about two packs of Occasionally every day.

  4. Rlynh on 19/19/12 at 11:10 am

    One of the less flattering descriptions of Americans I heard when I lived in Europe was that we’re a nation of “gum chewers”. Thanks, Mr. President, for reinforcing that stereotype.

  5. John Stephens on 19/19/12 at 11:43 am

    Obama’s overseas apearances were wildly popular during his 2008 camp. Let the people who cheered him then take heed of the consequences of encouraging the worst elements of US politics.

  6. SGT Kane on 19/19/12 at 12:13 pm

    It was chew gum or kick ass and as the Nobel Prize winner he is, he made the diplomatic choice.

  7. Daniel on 19/19/12 at 12:18 pm

    Give the poor guy a break. He was only trying to show his contempt for the other “world leaders”.
    He believes that they will, as a result, join him in considering himself well above them in status.
    Unfortunately, that may not be their reactions.

  8. Paul on 19/19/12 at 1:28 pm

    Maybe it was LSD… he seems to be tripping out alot lately, literally as well as figuratively!

  9. Castaway50 on 19/19/12 at 1:38 pm

    We all know he’s a homosexual. Maybe he just needed the feel of something in his mouth. Just saying.

  10. Mr Peepers on 21/21/12 at 11:48 pm

    It wasn’t gum……probably was a “foreskin” that was snipped off one of his lovers’ !!!!