Girl Scouts Conned Obama Into Wearing Tiara

Some people will do anything for a Thin Mint
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2014 11:32 AM CST
Girl Scouts Conned Obama Into Wearing Tiara
President Obama looks over the "flood-proof" bridge design by a group of girl scouts from Tulsa, Okla., as he tours the 2014 White House Science Fair exhibits.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

"Here’s the general rule: You don’t put stuff on your head if you’re president," President Obama once told the Navy football team when it offered him a helmet. "That’s Politics 101. You never look good wearing something on your head." That general rule died the fiery death of a thousand supernovas in the face of a few Girl Scouts, reports Politico by way of White House photographer Pete Souza's Instagram feed. Souza, who's putting together his top photos of 2014, posted one yesterday from the White House Science Fair back in May, and in it Obama is hanging with five little girls and decidedly wearing stuff on his head—specifically, a tiara.

"The kids from Girl Scout Troop 2612 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, convinced the President to wear a tiara with them for their group photo," reads Souza's caption. "The girls had exhibited a Lego flood-proof bridge project." ABC points out the president's earlier hard line against headwear, while Mashable adds, "Putin, your move." (Read more President Obama stories.)

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