Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is thinking seriously about running for president in 2016 — and, therefore, spending more time in places like Iowa and New Hampshire, boning up on foreign policy, and — last but not least — fundraising. He also appears to be sharpening his selfie skills. A number of arm-extended pics have popped up on the governor’s Twitter feed, including one taken on a recent trip to Madison, Wisc. , with a group of University of Wisconsin students, before they knocked doors for Mary Burke, a Democrat running for governor:
O’Malley is far from the only politician posing for selfies — and there’s pressure to not appear like he’s trying too hard. Politicians have been accused of taking selfies that are so lame that they have practically killed the trend, or snapping pics at inappropriate times. O’Malley has yet to show the same level of dedication as New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D), who wants to snap selfies with all 99 of his colleagues. O’Malley’s most famous selfie was snapped late last year with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of HBO’s “Veep,” which was filmed in Maryland and is one of the governor’s favorite shows.
O’Malley has also
with Timothy Simons, who plays an annoying White House staffer named Jonah on “Veep.”
A few months ago, O’Malley took a selfie with University of Maryland President Wallace Loh during commencement — and thanks to some hot mics, we learned that
trump those of the university president. (“Take it high. Take it high,” the governor directed at one point.)
This summer, O’Malley also found that an
. While traveling south on Amtrak, the governor ran into his former nemesis David Simon, the creator of “The Wire,” the HBO show that focuses on Baltimore’s worst qualities and has long been loathed by O’Malley. Simon bought O’Malley a beer and the two had a wide-ranging conversation. Then O’Malley suggested they snap a selfie (which you can
And when he saw this article? He posted another selfie.
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