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Hugging POTUS

ImageAnyone catch the front page NYTimes image of Scott Van Duzer lifting the First Man off his feet in an enthusiastic show of support and strength? It’s a great photo, but it raises more than just Obama’s feet from the ground. It raises a few questions.

For starters, is that legal? Answer: Yes. Van Duzer got the okay from the Secret Service. Okay, those guys have a sense of humor and a sense of what makes a good photo op. Fair enough.

Is it right? Sure. It’s well documented that the FLOTUS is a big hugger. Why not extend the privilege to others?

Is it difficult? Well, this is where I must stop and pause. The front page picture shows a big, strong guy essentially performing as a human version of Air Force One. He gets the President well off the ground. The caption could easily have read: Lift Off!

But keep reading and discover this: President Obama is 6’1″ and weighs 176 pounds.

I’m 5’10”, and though I don’t weigh 176 pounds, I have in the past. And I wasn’t pregnant at the time.

My entire take-away? Maybe I’m eating too much take-away!

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