The cruel irony of politics is that, quite often, something terrible has to happen for a president to shine. This week, that something was Hurricane Sandy, and while Mitt Romney ignored questions about his previous calls to abolish FEMA, Barack Obama kicked ass. He received rave reviews for his quick reaction to the storm from Republican New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who only 10 days ago criticized the president for “blindly walking around the White House without a clue,” and an endorsement from the Republican mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, as well. Plus, according to Nate Silver’s respected FiveThirtyEight blog, Obama has an 80.9% chance of winning.
But dude’s also exhausted, which explains his tired “hey gurl” face in the photo above, which was snapped by an AP photographer in Orlando, Florida, last Sunday. The image has been making the Internet meme rounds. Here are some of our favorite interpretations.