Thanks to loyal reader Geoffrey for sending this article by Thomas Lifson of AmericanThinker.com. The image was published on the official White House blog following the pointless "beer summit" photo op last week at the White House. It depicts a narcissist so wrapped up in himself that he is totally oblivious to the needs of others around him.

Obama's revealing body language
By Thomas Lifson
This picture truly is worth at least a thousand words.

I am stunned that the official White House Blog published this picture and that it is in the public domain. The body language is most revealing.

Sergeant Crowley, the sole class act in this trio, helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling, strides ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious?

In my own dealings with the wealthy and powerful, I have always found that the way to quickly capture the moral essence of a person is to watch how they treat those who are less powerful. Do they understand that the others are also human beings with feelings? Especially when they think nobody is looking.

Update from Thomas Lifson after the break:

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Loyal reader Sarah wrote:

Hi. Ms. Rose,

I came across a great article about what a fraud Skip Gates is...it's kind of lengthy but I thought you may be interested in it. http://www.counterpunch.org/reed07272009.html

Also I don't know if you are familiar with the blog Whataboutourdaughters but she has a great critique of Gates on her blog too.

I was on the side of Gates, but after reading your blog and both articles it is clear to me that Gates is an opportunist to put it lightly. I have no doubt that he escalated the situation with the officer in order to make a point and get some attention.

He'll probably turn this into a money making opportunity in the form of a book or some racial profiling documentary.

Anyway thanks again for putting a different perspective out there.

Thanks,

Sarah