Phil Mickelson took the blame for chopping off the bottom part of his face in his presidential selfie. But let’s be honest, good selfies — despite their name — are the responsibility of everyone in the shot. Cooperation is needed. You’ve got to get in the frame. Make an effort! George W. Bush and Barack Obama did their part for Phil. Even if Obama wasn’t taking off his sunglasses, he bent down to selfie level and shined that megawatt smile. Ditto, George W. — who crouched down for Phil.
We need to work on Phil’s selfie skills a bit ? pic.twitter.com/e8yEMMNjtj
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But Big Bill, who left the Oval Office seven years before the first iPhone was released, didn’t make it easy on Big Phil. Maybe it was the lack of experience, since his time in office pre-dated the frenzy for selfies? Maybe he just figured Phil could make it work? (Clinton certainly delivered a friendly grin and his signature enthusiasm.) He just didn’t lean over enough for Phil to get a good shot. Mickelson, for his part, made the right decision. Do you cut off a president’s head, or some of your own? He opted to leave his jowls out and keep the mini modern day Mount Rushmore in the frame. Mickelson said afterward, “I’m not good at selfies.” But we disagree Phil — you saved par here, from a tough lie!
Selfies with the President(s). pic.twitter.com/TzdSDhhpye
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