The French…

Times Online is reporting that President of France Nicolas Sarkozy has secretly married supermodel Carla Bruni in the Elysee last week. It’s hard to imagine such a thing happening in the White House (except maybe back in the days of President Hefner), but then there is a little church just across the park from the White House, where such things could be taken care of discreetly. One imagines the Elysee is surrounded by cheese shops and topless beaches.

Photoshop 1903?

Just added a suspicious pic of TR with his Cabinet in his “executive office” in the old West Wing. How many of these characters do you think were actually in the room with him at the time?

The legend reads

Cortelyou, Knox, Payne, Moody, Hay, Roosevelt, Hichcock, Root, Shaw, Wilson. The President reading his message to the Cabinet before sending it to Congress.

Update: Let me stress that the photo is a genuine 1903 print. I haven’t done anything to it myself, and I doubt the Library of Congress did. But clearly the original publisher optically printed in several of the figures.

Chuck and Diane

The visits of Charles and Diana (the Waleses, don’t you know) must have been a big deal in the Reagan White House. More photos keep popping up from time to time. The one I’ve just added is of the second floor dining room set up for a little dinner party.

The one of Diana dancing with John Travolta in the Entrance Hall is famous. There is a nice one of them sitting in the West Sitting Hall. And the State Dining Room has one taken from a high corner, that must have been tricky to rig. Next I suppose we’ll see one of them lounging by the pool or perhaps bowling. Better still, we’d see one of Charles reacting to being served a cup of tea with a tea bag in it.

Also just added, the Reagan Green Room.