The Obama Transition Team released today the new official portrait of President-elect Barack Obama, to be hung in federal office buildings from Limestone, Maine, to Wasilla, Alaska (and on to Honolulu, natch) after he takes the oath of office on January 20. (Not to mention all U.S. Embassies from here to Lahore and back.)
The first time that an official presidential portrait was taken with a digital camera, the image features the 47-year-old president-elect in front of an American flag sporting a blue tie with red and white stripes.
On his lapel — a flag pin.
The photo was taken by Pete Souza, a former photographer for the Chicago Tribune and the newly-announced official White House photographer.
You can download a copy of the pic HERE. – jpt