Shirtless images of Obama cause stir online

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December 23, 2008 21:00

 
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What has everyone talking after the first day of Barack Obama's Hawaii vacation is the president-elect's fine form. "FIT FOR OFFICE: Buff Bam is Hawaii hunk," the New York Post gushed on its cover Tuesday above a photo of the future president strolling without a shirt in the state where he was born. On the Internet, the Drudge Report called him "President Beefcake," while TMZ said the president-elect is "still humble enough to do laundry - ON HIS ABS!" Abs is American slang describing a ribbed midsection. The photos were distributed by Bauer-Griffin, a photo agency more typically found on the corners of Hollywood. Photographer Chris Behnke simply strolled along the beach to get the shot, said agency co-owner Frank Griffin. Obama "wasn't hiding. He was completely out in the open," Griffin said. "We didn't by any stretch of the imagination expect to get the images we got."

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