Help me out here.
This is the picture one of my coworkers has up as his screensaver at the moment. The portrait has been around since the '08 campaign, and I've never quite known whether or not to take it seriously, or as an intended joke. Given my place of employment and the predominant ideological leanings of my coworkers, I'm inclined to say the former. On the other hand, the latter is entirely possible too—mainly because the portrait is so over-the-top tacky and cheeky. (The white horse behind Obama is hilarious!)
I'm really split: I so want to say some quippy remark in passing (ex: point at the screen and say "Now that's funny!"); but this is work, and work and politics should never mingle.
I think I'll go with the latter.
I really believe he's got it up as a joke, but I'm so tempted to find out!
Lead me not into temptation, Lord....pardon, Obama.*
*I'm sure people are wondering why I'm chuckling at my desk, but they'll just have to keep wondering. :)