If there’s anything to learn from the HBO program “Veep”, it’s that politicians don’t like photo opportunities.
During an election campaign, the long trip into office involves dozens of photo ops every day. You get primped and preened, you get funny hats plopped on your head or you are forced behind the wheel of awkward machinery. It’s all you can do to smile, deliver a few sound bites when the opportunity allows and then zip off to the next one.
And sometimes, photo ops turn into embarrassing no-win situations.
Take Kathleen Wynne’s visit to Jarvis Collegiate Institute on Tuesday.
During a science demonstration involving dish soap, a giant, pink, chemical blob photobombed the Ontario premier’s photo op, overshadowing her announcement on tuition grants.
But it’s not the first time Wynne has found herself in a compromising situation at a photo op …
Don’t worry, spelling really doesn’t count:
I think they meant something else when farmers asked for help:
Does anyone make a hard hat that fits?
Most awkward beer shoppers ever:
This UP Express is great! We’re got the whole train to ourselves!
And here are some other politicians who probably wish they would have taken a pass on that photo op.
Jean Chretien supports the troops:
Rob Ford meets a Nazi:
Rachel Notley puts her cowboy hat on backwards:
Justin Trudeau flexes his muscles with Patrick Brazeau
Stephen Harper on the road to losing an election
Keep your eye on that pancake!
And this one is just one of our all-time favourites …
Rob Ford cuts a rug: