The Situation Room Photo

Here are some interesting observations from the Situation Room photo from yesterday.

1. The photo on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's laptop is blurred. This is obviously a classified document.

2. As some of the people on Reddit pointed out, there is a burn bag next to Obama. Burn bags are used to burn classified documents.

3. Everyone had a very different expression on their face. Whatever they were watching was intense, but they obviously were reacting differently to it. President Obama appears to be holding back his reaction, while Secretary of State Clinton appears absolutely shocked.

4. Is it just me, or do the laptops they are using look very outdated?

Update: BoingBoing has a post on this as well with some additional observations.

Julie VanDusky-Allen

About Julie VanDusky-Allen

Julie VanDusky-Allen is at Boise State University and received her PhD in Political Science from Binghamton University in 2011. Her research focuses on institutional choice and development, political parties, the legislative process, and Latin American politics.

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