The Tourist-in-Chief Finds an Ear-y Resemblance within the Great Pyramids

By Caitlin Taylor

Jun 4, 2009 12:07pm

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports:  President Obama had ears on his mind as he visited one of Egypt’s most famous landmarks this afternoon, the Great Pyramids of Giza. While looking at a hieroglyphic on a tomb, the President remarked that there was a certain resemblance, that he has in the past had a penchant for noticing. “That looks like me!” the President exclaimed when he saw the image of a big-eared man on the tomb, “Look at those ears!” Dragging over his Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Senior Advisors Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod and even personal assistant Reggie Love, the President pointed out the hieroglyphic to his staff. “Look, that’s me,” he remarked yet again. The President was led around by a guide who explained to him the history outside and inside the pyramids. While touring the Sphinx, the tourist-in chief, dressed in khaki pants, a polo shirt and tennis shoes, clearly appeared to be enjoying himself. “This is the best,” Obama said to the pool, “Five guys was good…this is better,” Obama added, saying not even his trip to the burger joint, Five Guys last week in DC could best one of the seven wonders of the world. After the tour the President commented was “awe-inspiring” and “beautiful,” Mr. Obama declared it was time to “go back to work” and headed to meet with US embassy staffers. Earlier in the day – before his big speech at Cairo University – the President toured one of the largest mosques in the Islamic world, the Sultan Hassan Mosque with his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as well as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. –Sunlen Miller

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