Behind the Scenes at the White House

By Lindsey Ellerson

Aug 18, 2009 5:02pm

From ABC News' Sunlen Miller: Periodically the White House photo department releases photos showing behind-the-scenes moments at the White House. In new pictures released we learn a few new things about the Obama White House – via still photos – that we don’t normally see in public.  A large sampling of the photos can be seen HERE. Obama puts his dukes up on health care, and “feigns” a punch while huddling about the topic de jour of the month with Director of the White House Office on Health Reform Nancy-Ann Deparle, OMB director Peter Orszag, top legislative aide Phil Schiliro, and economic advisor Larry Summers outside the Oval office. And the ever-present basketball influence in the West Wing, the baller in chief playing pickup games at Camp David with family and staffers or keeping those Obama-branded basketballs pumped up. The First Dog, Bo Obama, sports – rather narcissistically – an “I love Obama” leash. And the tech-savvy president jumps on his Secretary’s computer to check out a new computer application, called the IT Dashboard created by the administration. The president partaking in a little in-store sampling of a peach at Kroger’s Supermarket in Bristol, which the White House explains in the caption that Obama “seconds later” paid a dollar for.  -Sunlen Miller

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