President Barack Obama relaxes on a sofa in the Oval Office with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, Feb. 2, 2009.

President Barack Obama relaxes on a sofa in the Oval Office with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, Feb. 2, 2009.

Feb. 2, 2009 “White House valets had moved the sofas in the Oval Office to accommodate the large number of press photographers that were covering the President’s meeting with Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas. When the photo-op ended, the President said to Gov. Douglas, ‘let’s move the sofas back in place.’ Gov. Douglas didn’t quite know what to do as the President did the heavy lifting. The valets now good-naturedly cringe when they look at this picture because it was their responsibility to move the sofas back in place.”

Feb. 2, 2009
“White House valets had moved the sofas in the Oval Office to accommodate the large number of press photographers that were covering the President’s meeting with Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas. When the photo-op ended, the President said to Gov. Douglas, ‘let’s move the sofas back in place.’ Gov. Douglas didn’t quite know what to do as the President did the heavy lifting. The valets now good-naturedly cringe when they look at this picture because it was their responsibility to move the sofas back in place.”