President Obama topless: the Washingtonian Swimsuit Edition?


Washingtonian cover

First, Lisa Rinna bares it all in Playboy. 

Now President Barack Obama is topless (in a bathing suit) on the cover of the Washingtonian.

Why use a topless pix of the POTUS?

Because he's one of the magazine's top 26 reasons to love living in the U.S. capital: "Reason #2: Our new neighbor is hot."

The mag used a pap shot of Obama taken during his Hawaiian vacation last year.

Garrett Graff, editor at large for Washingtonian, says that the Obamas have brought an energy to the city and the attention of the paparazzi, and he calls the Obama presidency "the Golden Age of Washington."

But even he admits that the mag's choice of the swimsuit photo over a more sedate fashion shot was designed to "have a little fun."

"It's a unique time in Washington, and this photo helps capture all of the reasons why," he tells ABC News.

We'll say.

What do you think of this magazine cover? Is it in poor taste and disrespectful to the office of the president?

Or is Barack just bringing sexy back?


Photo: Washingtonian

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