Locked out!
President Obama tries to open the french doors to his Oval office suite Wednesday--but he's locked out!
March 23rd, 2011
06:48 PM ET

Locked out!

WASHINGTON (CNN) - You know that feeling when you get back to your job from vacation and they've changed the locks on your office?  Well it wasn't that bad for President Obama, but almost.  Returning from a five day trip to Latin America, the president arrived at the White House with his family on Marine One Wednesday afternoon.  He and the first lady and his daughters walked into the residence after waving to reporters.  Then the president emerged walking along the White House colonnade, all the while being photographed by television and still photographers and observed by a crowd of reporters.  Obama confidently strode along the colonnade, then turned and pulled open a set of french doors leading to the Oval office complex.  The problem was apparently somebody didn't tell the staff that the president was coming back to work.  The doors were locked.  The commander in chief didn't miss a beat.  He nonchalantly turned and walked to another set of doors partially obscured by some flowering spring bushes.  All in a days work! (watch the video here)

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Mike O

    Dang it! Who left that other door unlocked!

    March 24, 2011 at 11:49 am |
  2. Eric


    March 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  3. RJ

    This man and his staff have not a clue.

    March 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  4. GLP

    After 8 years of cluelessness... I would not expect a prez who have done as much as Obama to be referenced as not having a clue. I think running into brick walls for 8 years gave you the oppression that you first have to f-up then f-up some more, and once the people get use to you f-ing up... then you f-up a little and people say good job. We as Americans are as sad as our intents. get a clue as to whats going on.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:17 am |
    • Jay in NC

      More Liberal foul language? We have to put up with it in our movies from Hollywood, comedians and now even the comments on CNN should be censored. I wish the far left could realize that most Americans choose to make their case using a more civil tone. I guess I am just to stupid to understand the over educated left elite.

      April 3, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
      • salvatore

        Sarah Palin, queen of the 'civil tone,' is the one who turned the phrase WTF into a talking point. Unless you're going to criticize the far right as well, you're in a glass house. And it's' too' stupid, not 'to' stupid. I'm too over-educated to let that pass, sorry.

        April 4, 2011 at 2:42 am |
      • Jay in NC

        salvatore, you are so earnest, it is called sarcasm. But the fact remains, for every one conservative comedian that used foul language I can name 20 Liberals, same for movie directors, writers.

        April 4, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    You go GLP! I agree 100%!

    April 3, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
  6. Society of Professional Locksmiths

    One of our members were only a phone call away!

    December 17, 2011 at 11:59 am |