One of the most adorable small moments of the inauguration was watching the button cute daughter of President Obama happily snap pictures of her Dad. According to the New York Times, that digicam was a $150 EasyShare M893, which looks like a neat camera for a little girl.
But then I started wondering: why did her parents buy her a Kodak? Is it because Kodak is really one of the last American companies still making cameras? And if so, is this what it’s like to be a President, where the purchase of even the smallest gift for your child must be, in some respect, a patriotic gesture… a symbol of support for home industry?
I’m overthinking it, I know. I would just hate to think that the kids of a United States president could never open a Voltron or Hello Kitty doll on Christmas morning.
A New Photographer in the White House [New York Times]