To prove that Barack Obama isn't a pansy-ass gun-hating nimrod who lied about once holding a gun in his soft, feminine hands, the Whitehouse released a photo which appears to show that he is a pansy-ass gun-hating nimrod who lies about virtually everything but who may have actually fired a gun. Once.
But the Whitehouse press release turned out to be a significant misfire owing to harsh legal language attached to the picture: "This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials."
In other words, nobody is supposed to mock Barry "Full Load" Soetoro by photoshopping him to look like more of an idiot than usual. And predictably, the Internet went nuts - with virtually every conservative website posting their own versions of Obama's shotgun fantasy picture.
All of which is good fun...but troubling questions remain. For starters, if the photograph was taken by an official Whitehouse photographer (as opposed to some stranger allowed to hang around the president with guns present), isn't it safe to assume that those photographs are being paid for by taxpayers and are therefore in the public domain?
And isn't it more than a little hypocritical for Barry to declare that his image is off limits for political commentary, considering his own campaign cronies manipulated images of Mitt Romney to make him look like some kind of carcinogenic Antichrist?
And why should the photograph be made freely available for hiney-licking "news organizations" but not for the rabble? When did our rights of expression become less than those of MSNBC?
In any event, we expect Joe Biden will soon be made head of another fact-finding commission, tasked with finding ways to reduce our nation's grim plague of Photoshop-related tragedies.
Actually, we can think of a certain birth certificate which might be a good place for him to start.