President Barack Obama continued his diplomatic visit to several Asian countries with an informal selfie photo snapped Sunday alongside Malaysia Prime Minister Mohd Najib Tun Razak.
In an article published Friday at Breitbart News, columnist Charles Hurt describe Obama’s spate of self-portraits as the “Selfie Doctrine”:
In this fairy tale of Selfie Land, President Obama can be all the things he said he would be.
He can simply become that “moment when the rise of our oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
He can simply become that “moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth.”
Call it the Selfie Doctrine. It is when you tightly close your eyes, plug your fingers into your ears, stamp your feet, and begin jabbering loudly to drown out everything that anyone around you is trying to say.
Obama’s senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer suggested the White House will not allow any more selfies with the President while addressing a Samsung-sponsored snapshot taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz.