Web Photo Burns Obama Speechwriter

Favreau seen feeling up cutout of Clinton in image quickly clipped from Facebook
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2008 4:53 PM CST
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(Newser) – The Internet is home to embarrassing photos of just about anyone, but few more so today than one of wunderkind Barack Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau groping a cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton, the Washington Post reports. The photo was posted briefly on Facebook; Favreau, 27, has since taken it—and most others—down. The incoming White House director of speechwriting had no comment.

A transition official said Favreau had “reached out to Sen. Clinton to offer an apology.” A rep for the secretary of state nominee was cheekier: “Sen. Clinton is pleased to learn of Jon's obvious interest in the State Department, and is currently reviewing his application.”