The White House posted a whole bunch of holiday photos on the official Flickr stream Tuesday while everyone was paying attention to the Florida Republican primary, a sort of news dump usually reserved for embarrassing emails or other bad news. All of the photos are mostly from early December, so while it's already February, and the holidays are merely a dim eggnog-blurred memory, we're just now learning what went on at the White House in the run-up to Christmas. What are they hoping we don't notice? Meryl effing Streep, guests asking the president to take their pictures, among other things.
President Obama and the first lady met Streep December 4, when she was being honored at the Kennedy Center.
How did Michelle Obama's earlobes survive this onslaught?
Special advice for special guests Marilyn Arleen Nelson and Glen D. Nelson on having a photo taken with the president: UR DOIN IT RONG.
When meeting Elie Wiesel in the Oval Office December 5, Obama looked like an excited little kid meeting Santa. He's practically ready to sit on Wiesel's lap.
"I just wanted to see what it was like getting in here," Obama said while passing through the magnetometer in the Northwest Gatehouse, according to the Flickr stream, on December 9. He beeped, obviously.