Jeff Emanuel has a full rundown of Obama’s attempt to photoshop himself into the West Wing, and it struck me as I was reading it: I wonder if the set designer in question has ever been to the White House?
The funny thing about the cinematic depiction of the White House and the West Wing is that it’s always so grand and impressive. In reality, the White House is a rather drab place, overused and stretched to bursting by staff, with cramped hallways and faded carpet. The facade itself is quite small when viewed up close. So when Obama steps in front of this fake West Wing tonight, it will be a far more impressive picture than it would ever be to have him standing in front of the real thing.