Sasha in Oval Office Evokes John-John

Photo of youngest Obama visiting Dad echoes Camelot image
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 3, 2009 1:38 PM CDT
Sasha hides behind a couch in the Oval Office.   (Flickr's Official White House Photo Stream)
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(Newser) – A new photo released by the White House shows Sasha Obama sneaking up on her dad from behind an Oval Office couch—recalling an iconic image of John Kennedy Jr. hiding under his dad’s desk in 1963. That picture became part of the Kennedy family’s "‘Camelot’ image," writes Eliot Sefton for the First Post. The new picture was taken last month and appears on the White House’s Flickr site.

It’s “neat timing” to release such an image, a DC observer says. It follows the death of Ted Kennedy and coincides with a White House effort to bring back the upbeat feeling of the inauguration.