President Barack Obama is helped by Vermont Governor Jim Douglas to move a couch in the Oval Office, Feb. 2, 2009. Governor Douglas met with the President about the economic recovery plan. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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  • moneybegreen 6y

    I have to wonder, who snapped this photo? I mean, I know I would have, but...yeah.
  • David Deacon 6y

    If I were to guess I'd say Pete Souza since the description says "Official White House Photo by Pete Souza " ;)
  • sonofamram 6y

    How much disability does the President get to collect if he throws his back out? Is it "own occ" or does it not pay if he can flip burgers at McDonalds?
  • Imagin' 6y

    Im sincere I find this pathetic... guys hes movin a couch...
    and I read

    who else would have done this on their own?
    I know no other President who would do stuff like this on his own
    looking for change

    Are you seriuous?
    Cant he be just a good president?
    This is a programmed picture....
    I hope a President will never move a sofa during his charge....

    Hes not a savyour, hes not a hero... He can be just a good president... and thats not a small thing!
  • Al & Judy Degutis 6y

    This reminds me of this illustration of how to tell the difference between a friend and a best friend: i.friendfeed.com/06684ceb5d75ee94c0de57ecba3f661ae4ccbef0
  • Debasish Panda 6y

    All you USA people can be proud of this guy!
  • Pascale Julia 6y

    In any case, our French president (a fairly despicable guy named Sarkozy) would not be caught dead giving a hand to some Joe with moving a couch. So mean that it makes him stupid enough to forget that it could, at least, be some good PR... Obama is on the way to reconcile the US with the rest of the world.
  • 不绝江水 6y

    Kudos to dennis. Absolutely genius.
  • AL3_ssandra 6y

    hahahaahahhaah hard work :)

    so nice pic!
  • Jason Simpson 6y

    if you want to do the job right, you got to do it yourself
  • sprinklegrandma 6y

    I gurantee Michelle came in and made them put it back where it was in the first place. That's what we do!!
  • Jane 6y

    A man who waits for no one. he knows himself and needs no aires and graces. A real hands on man. Not afraid to get his fingers dirty and boss anyone around, respecting everyone and leading by example.
  • sahbapasta 6y

    the first comments are hilarious!!
  • Mason Gray 6y

    Ummm People . . . he's moving a couch. There happened to be a guy with a camera in the room. The guy took a picture. . . . He is moving a couch. If he were levitating it, walking on water to get to it, or otherwise healing people on it, i would be impressed lol but he is moving a couch. Get over it lmao
  • Arnaldo Alves 6y

    Simplicity is it your mark.
  • jdog1063 6y

    Uhhh . . . Jim, could you help put the couch back?
    The kids and I pitched a tent in here last night to commemorate the homeless since all those foreclosures hit.
    Gotta get some feel for what they go through, you know!
  • q6ri [ M.B.S ] 6y

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  • Bavan Prashant 5y

    haha.. looking for change :D
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 5y

    I have seen this photo in another place
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