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Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

It's Friday, which means it's time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture:


U.S. President Barack Obama holds up books by former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President George W. Bush's political strategist Karl Rove (L) as he shops for books for his daughters Sasha and Malia at Prairie Lights book store in Iowa City, March 25, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)


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President Obama is shown wi... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

President Obama is shown with copies of the top choices for his First Annual White House Book Burning Celebration, scheduled for July.

"They're history."... (Below threshold)

"They're history."

DRUDGEBREAKING: Leaving the... (Below threshold)

DRUDGEBREAKING: Leaving the once great US Economy in shambles, President Obama offers -- My Pet Gloat. Developing...

President Obama is shown ho... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

President Obama is shown holding two bricks which were thrown through windows at the Democratic National Headquarters by Republicans. Except they weren't "bricks," but were "books." And they weren't thrown, but were delivered in boxes. And they weren't at the Democratic National Headquarters, but at a bookstore. The White House has denounced this act of Domestic Terrorism.

Haha, these idiots actually... (Below threshold)
guido:

Haha, these idiots actually wrote these themselves!

If you'll recall, they put ... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

If you'll recall, they put my book in the religion aisle. Because, I am the One the was Foretold.
These two? Womens Studies. Because, they are bitches.

I can't read these. My frie... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

I can't read these. My friend Chavez wouldn't approve.

Add these to the burn list.... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Add these to the burn list.

The reality of his tanking ... (Below threshold)
IowaRight:

The reality of his tanking poll numbers finally hit home when he found these on Michelle's nightstand...

The Publishers signed, we'l... (Below threshold)
Joe:

The Publishers signed, we'll never sell those copies.

Guy with camera. " Read the... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Guy with camera. " Read them, maybe you'll learn something"

I love a good fiction novel... (Below threshold)
Joe:

I love a good fiction novel to curl-up with.

The bookstore clerk did the... (Below threshold)
IowaRight:

The bookstore clerk did the best he could. He had never been asked for do-it-yourself books on how to run a country before...

I can close the book on the... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

I can close the book on the guys anytime I want.

The One studies up for his ... (Below threshold)
epador:

The One studies up for his approach to life after his one term Presidency.

I'm not worried cause their... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

I'm not worried cause their names won't be appearing on the front page of the NY Times any time soon.

Can you win the matching ga... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Can you win the matching game? Turn monitor upside down for answers.

1.) Barack Obama
2.) Karl Rove
3.) Mitt Romney

a) Christian
b) Mormon
c) Muslim

Gee, I didn't know conserva... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Gee, I didn't know conservatives could even read.

I'm buying Joe some early C... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

I'm buying Joe some early Christmas presents ... maybe he finally learn something.

Hey, these aren't about me!... (Below threshold)
IowaRight:

Hey, these aren't about me! Who would buy these?!

He who laughs last....... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

He who laughs last....

Give me an A.Give me... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

Give me an A.
Give me an S...

"I welcome this kind of exa... (Below threshold)
craig:

"I welcome this kind of examination because people have got to know whether or not their president's a crook... Well, I'm not a crook."

Wouldit be racist to call h... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Wouldit be racist to call him a Smirking Chimp?

Crackers are so funny!! </p... (Below threshold)
BluesHarper:

Crackers are so funny!!

Just think of all the extra... (Below threshold)
Mark L:

Just think of all the extra taxes he will have to pay on his royalties thanks to my health care bill!

One of these should be the ... (Below threshold)
Corbin Dallas:

One of these should be the right thickness to level that old desk in the office.....especially since it was leaning to the right!

If I autographed these they... (Below threshold)
tomg51:

If I autographed these they would be worth something

I can't read these. I haven... (Below threshold)

I can't read these. I haven't finished Hugo's book yet.

My health care legislation ... (Below threshold)

My health care legislation has more pages than both of these combined.

Yes, these did spark my Fah... (Below threshold)
tomg51:

Yes, these did spark my Fahrenheit 451 vision of America initiative

This is it? You're out of P... (Below threshold)
tomg51:

This is it? You're out of Palin? You've got to be kidding.

Time to fire up the new dea... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Time to fire up the new death panels. Technically there is no requirement that the person actually be ill.

Mr. President... Sir.... ??... (Below threshold)
BluesHarper:

Mr. President... Sir.... ???

Those are called books.

Oh that's right, I forgot. You never wrote one yourself, did ya?

Yeah, well at least those t... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Yeah, well at least those two books are actually selling.

If you're looking for "Drea... (Below threshold)
fustian:

If you're looking for "Dreams from my Father", it's over in the fiction section.

Add these to the hate speec... (Below threshold)
Maddox:

Add these to the hate speech list.

Actually, he was in the mar... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Actually, he was in the market for "Mein Kampf"....

How come you guys don't hav... (Below threshold)
CDR M:

How come you guys don't have my books? Didn't you see my executive order directing all American's to read my books.

Obama is apparently unaware... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Obama is apparently unaware that the penalties for hubris are still quite severe...

"Miss them yet? Mwahahahah... (Below threshold)
Timmer:

"Miss them yet? Mwahahahaha!"

Barack, how many times have... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

Barack, how many times have I told you to wash up after the weekly book burnings?

One cameraman one loser,and... (Below threshold)
geo Author Profile Page:

One cameraman one loser,and two winners in a bookstore...what could go wrong?

Shouldn't he be bowing abou... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Shouldn't he be bowing about now?

If I get these I won't need... (Below threshold)
Ikkonoishi:

If I get these I won't need to buy toilet paper for months.

Obama under his breath "I a... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Obama under his breath "I am so screwed"

"My face hurts ... aaaahaha... (Below threshold)
Neo:

"My face hurts ... aaaahahahahahha !!"

Michelle and I were talking... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Michelle and I were talking about gifts for the girls and she gives me this shopping list. I look and say, "No way," and she says if I, "want to have that fight, we can have it."

"So, here I am."

President Obama smiles as h... (Below threshold)
retired military:

President Obama smiles as he thinks about the cost savings in cutting the stimulus money to the bookstore he was visiting.

Lower left: Photo of a Morm... (Below threshold)
Sadie:

Lower left: Photo of a Mormon
Upper right: Photo of MORON

Obama's smile quickly disap... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Obama's smile quickly disappeared after he stated "Oh you only ordered one copy of each" and he was told "No Mr President those are the only ones left out of an order of 10000"

"Snipers wanted"... (Below threshold)
what Craig Kilborn said:

"Snipers wanted"

"Neither one of them smokes... (Below threshold)

"Neither one of them smokes or drinks and boy are they missing out."

"I've never read about capi... (Below threshold)

"I've never read about capitalism and I'm not starting now."

Obama: "Maybe if I read the... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

Obama: "Maybe if I read these books and learn from them, then I won't be voted out of office in 2012."

Liberal Media:"Try to make ... (Below threshold)
lizzybeth:

Liberal Media:"Try to make your smile a little less forced and not grit your teeth this time Mr. President."

I do plan to read these, bu... (Below threshold)
guido:

I do plan to read these, but I'm just waiting for the teleprompter versions to be available.

Pick your poison Barry.... (Below threshold)
914:

Pick your poison Barry.

Too bad he's not picking up... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

Too bad he's not picking up some books in the diplomacy and etiquette department.

They must have been out of ... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

They must have been out of Mao's Little Red Book.

Meet my successor in 2012!<... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Meet my successor in 2012!

Hey!! Where's my bestseller... (Below threshold)
914:

Hey!! Where's my bestseller Bowdown in Bangkok?

Uh, these aren't MY books. ... (Below threshold)
TGScott:

Uh, these aren't MY books. I was looking for MY books. You don't have any of MY books?

And behind me in the Woman'... (Below threshold)
MidwestTranspland:

And behind me in the Woman's Studies section are where you'll find my book.

Ha ha ha ha...Srew You Amer... (Below threshold)
914:

Ha ha ha ha...Srew You America! Ha ha ha ha..

The book he is really looki... (Below threshold)
SILVER BULLET:

The book he is really looking for is "How to Run a Country for Dummies."

The President holds two boo... (Below threshold)
kyle:

The President holds two books actually written by the people on the cover shots. Bill Ayers was unavailable for comment.

Well, I'll be. Obama's fina... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Well, I'll be. Obama's finally got Hope in one hand and Change in the other!

Bet Queen Elizabeth doesn't... (Below threshold)
tomg51:

Bet Queen Elizabeth doesn't have these on her I-pod.

Wow, what suckers both thes... (Below threshold)
jbw:

Wow, what suckers both these books combined are still smaller than my healthcare bill.

My pet goat is in the child... (Below threshold)
914:

My pet goat is in the childrens section Barry!

"I'll take these two.......... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

"I'll take these two.......and that "Curious
George Shreds the Constitution" over on aisle
3".

Screw the contest, he is a ... (Below threshold)
UncleZeb:

Screw the contest, he is a dickhead.

"Yeah Rahm.....they caught ... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

"Yeah Rahm.....they caught me leaving the store
with these under my Malcolm X sweatshirt, so
we'll have to pay for 'em."

"Damn... Mitt stole my titl... (Below threshold)

"Damn... Mitt stole my title."

"Hey guys!...this idiot can... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

"Hey guys!...this idiot can't get his explosives vest to go off.....jerk took
his TV remote by mistake."

Obama dropping by the unive... (Below threshold)
Mycroft:

Obama dropping by the university bookstore and picking up his textbooks for "Government 101".

"Wheres that damn book on n... (Below threshold)
914:

"Wheres that damn book on nuklear disarmament?"

"You mean these suckers act... (Below threshold)

"You mean these suckers actually DID something before writing their memoirs?!"

President Obama could only ... (Below threshold)
RETIRED military:

President Obama could only smile as his teleprompter was unavailable for comment.

"Suckers probably actually ... (Below threshold)

"Suckers probably actually spent the time and energy to write their own books. What Chumps"

Next time on "Family Matter... (Below threshold)
SpideyTerry:

Next time on "Family Matters," Steve Urkel goes to the bookstore.

After snapshotting Barrys b... (Below threshold)
914:

After snapshotting Barrys better side the short papparazzi soon learned he was cursed & condemned by Damien as the word "dies" mysteriously appeared over his left shoulder.

I bet Sasha and Malia would... (Below threshold)
itismedavid:

I bet Sasha and Malia would love to read about how real leaders govern.

Jeff Blogworthy- <... (Below threshold)
914:

Jeff Blogworthy-

Add these to the burn list

Ha ha ha I just got it! Good one.

The President checks out sa... (Below threshold)
mrjoshua:

The President checks out samples for White House toilet paper.

"Um, sir, I'm sorry, you're... (Below threshold)

"Um, sir, I'm sorry, you're in the wrong section. The children's books are in the back."

"Hey, did Bill Ayers ghost ... (Below threshold)

"Hey, did Bill Ayers ghost these, too?"

"Take a picture, kids. Touc... (Below threshold)

"Take a picture, kids. Touching a right-wing book is as bipartisan as I get."

With apologies to Alfred E.... (Below threshold)
RadiCalMan:

With apologies to Alfred E. Neuman:

"What? Me Worry?"

Dumb, Dumber and the Dumbes... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Dumb, Dumber and the Dumbest. ww

President Obama shops for k... (Below threshold)

President Obama shops for kindling.

"Romney and Rove? I prefer... (Below threshold)
Spike:

"Romney and Rove? I prefer books by Alinsky and Marx".

"Once 'the People' take ove... (Below threshold)
Spike:

"Once 'the People' take over the publishing houses, we won't be publishing non-fiction books like this anymore. We'll publish books about community, equity, fairness and truth......and ME!"

"I'm waiting for my health ... (Below threshold)
Spike:

"I'm waiting for my health care plan to come out in print".

"Where's your Anti-Semite s... (Below threshold)
Spike:

"Where's your Anti-Semite section?"

"I don't buy hardback or pa... (Below threshold)
Spike:

"I don't buy hardback or paperback books; I wait 'til the teleprompter version comes out".

Yeah, I read the Bill, and ... (Below threshold)

Yeah, I read the Bill, and I read these, too.

"Hey, I didn't read the dam... (Below threshold)

"Hey, I didn't read the damn bill. I'm certainly not gonna read these!"

Oops. Sorry, JTaylor. I pos... (Below threshold)

Oops. Sorry, JTaylor. I posted just before seeing you had the same exact thought.

Has he got his finger up hi... (Below threshold)
914:

Has he got his finger up his ass or is he just happy to see us?

The BIG O implements Rule 5... (Below threshold)
Bomber:

The BIG O implements Rule 5 "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." because he thinks these books are ridiculous.

"Where's my book?""S... (Below threshold)

"Where's my book?"
"Short stories are in another aisle Mr. President."

"My book? A Million Fece... (Below threshold)

"My book? A Million Feces. James Frey is my ghostwriter."

(Look behind him) <p... (Below threshold)
scotty:

(Look behind him)

Obama cleans out the women's studies section and stops by to see some real mens books he would read if Michele would let him.

These infidels write their ... (Below threshold)

These infidels write their own books? People really do that stuff?

"Both books reduced to $1.9... (Below threshold)
Sheila:

"Both books reduced to $1.99, and still no one wants to buy them! I've always said you can trust the American people to do the right thing!"

"No. I'm looking for 'U.S.... (Below threshold)
tfhr:

"No. I'm looking for 'U.S. Government for Idiots'".

"Book 'em DANNO!" I have wa... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

"Book 'em DANNO!" I have wanted to say that

since I was knee-high to an anarchist........

Everything I know about sta... (Below threshold)
bob:

Everything I know about statist healthcare I learned from him.

Photo for new cover of Obam... (Below threshold)

Photo for new cover of Obama's book. Title -- Breaking Bad

Barack Obama -- All cover, ... (Below threshold)

Barack Obama -- All cover, no book.

Update: <... (Below threshold)
Kevin Author Profile Page:

Update: Winners announced. Click on the link to read the winning entries. The contest is now closed.




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