Royalty in his own mind.
There could not possibly be a more apt example of how tone-deaf this Administration is than the photograph above. Rather than releasing a photograph showing a more cordial scene, the White House Press Office chooses this atrocity, in which Jan Brewer's apparent appeasement is combined with Barack Obama's traditional condescending lecture from his self-exalted position.
It goes without saying that a Republican president would have been hounded for publishing such an insulting picture—but coming from this White House, it's mere par for the course.
Is it really too much for the White House to publish photos that compliment their guests, as we often do in polite society?
Apparently, the answer is "yes, peon."
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President Barack Obama meets with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in the Oval Office, June 3, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)