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May 22nd, 2009
05:25 PM ET

Beat 360° 5/22/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

President Barack Obama reacts to seeing speechwriter Cody Keenan dressed up as a pirate outside the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

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soundoff (125 Responses)
  1. Martin McSherry

    Conservatives are furious over President Obama's "reaching out" to Somali pirates.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  2. Gin Stafford

    After a hard day, President Obama retires to the Oval Office with Captain Morgan

    May 22, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  3. Michael, Dresher, PA

    Obama has the whole world hooked.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  4. darrell hicks rock hill s.c.

    President Obama greets the newest American Idol judge at the White House.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  5. Michael, Dresher, PA

    Somali for the camera.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  6. Yasmin Pyle- Nixa, Missouri

    Barack, "Cody, I know that you wanted to make the ‘Beat 360°’ pic tonight, but this is hilarious!"

    -Yasmin Pyle

    May 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  7. Eric Benge

    "Captain, this is the last time I'm going to tell you: we are not going to make "Talk Like a Pirate Day" a national holiday."

    May 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  8. Chris Mauer

    Nice to meet you, it's Captain Morgan, right?

    May 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  9. Sean Marier (Los Angeles, CA)

    Following his impressive NCAA basketball picks, Tampa Bay pre-emptively sends a representative to Washington to lobby for the President's Super Bowl selection.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  10. Sandy Pennsylvania

    The White House staff is ready for another Dick Cheney attack.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  11. Jay Bass

    Due to budget cuts I'll be performing the presidential physical...

    May 22, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  12. Kevin from Portland, Oregon

    President Obama consoles Adam Lambert for his "runner up" status.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  13. Mona, CA

    "... and so marks the treaty between the US and Neverland..."

    May 22, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  14. Gina, Los Angeles, CA

    Arrrrrgh! Shiver me timbers!

    May 22, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  15. Rick Kaufman Dover, NH

    "As per your order, sir, I'm here to give First Mate Biden the hook!"

    May 22, 2009 at 5:54 pm |
  16. Mark Cummings

    You're just a pirate, maybe I won't get in trouble like I did with Chavez.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  17. Tarja, Finland

    Arrrrr! Time for a parley, Mr.Prez. It`s gettig tough to navigate these political speechwaters !

    May 22, 2009 at 5:47 pm |
  18. James from Kentucky

    Arr, I'll do what ye ask. Just get me a chest full of those Obama collector plates me see on t.v.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  19. Evan Bloch

    Northridge, Ca.

    President Obama meets up with a childhood friend who never got over the fact that he lost the 2nd grade Halloween costume competition.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  20. Deb Rudolph, Woodstock, GA

    Hey Cody, your resume never reflected your job at the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at the Magic Kingdom!

    May 22, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  21. L.Wolfe

    "You've "hooked" me into serving our country sir."

    May 22, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  22. Jan Emma, Franklin Co., OH

    Mr. President, I represent the banks and other financial institutions that want to hook you around to our way of thinking.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  23. Jennifer Brown

    Today's speech will focus on aaaargh-riculture, the aaaargh-conomy and Aaaargh-len Specter.

    Chicago, IL

    May 22, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  24. Jeff from Indianapolis

    In hopes of financial assistance, the alcohol industry sends Captain Morgan to lobby the President for some government bailout booty .

    May 22, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  25. Teresa -- LA, CA

    Arrgh! I can write ye speeches with one arrrrrm.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  26. Sarah Kehoe

    Sarah K.
    Gladstone, OR

    The danger in Somalia increasing, Obama calls for backup.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  27. Drew Seidman

    Apparently, negotiations with the Somali pirates are going well.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  28. Jennifer Brown

    My mistake, Mr. President. Michelle sure is a "low talker"!

    Chicago, IL

    May 22, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  29. Leigha K

    Hi Captain Hook, please, can you take me back to Neverland?

    May 22, 2009 at 5:40 pm |
  30. Molly Vasilko

    "I knew the world was facing a resurgence of pirates, but I didn't expect them to be quite so close to home!"

    Molly Vasilko
    Portage, PA

    May 22, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  31. anthonia-califonia

    "Argh! touch me pirate friends out on sea again, and its your head Arrrgh..!"

    May 22, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  32. Dolla

    Arrrrrrrr, I see you have a little captain in you too Mr. President

    chattanooga, tn

    May 22, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  33. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Obama congratulates his Supreme Court nominee, Blackbeard.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  34. Megan - Cohutta, GA

    Really a pirate costume? I thought we were done with pirates for awhile.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  35. Jay Monahan

    Well, actually, I'm only half Somalian. My father was French.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  36. Jennifer Doherty

    Give me a pay rise Captain Obama or I will make you walk the plank!

    From Jennifer Doherty
    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    May 22, 2009 at 5:38 pm |
  37. Matthew Amador

    "I'm sorry, Cody, but extensive knowledge of Captain Morgan's ad campaign will not help us with Somali pirates."

    May 22, 2009 at 5:38 pm |
  38. Dan Neitzel

    I knew it was too early for that rum and coke.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:38 pm |
  39. Mark Inchoco

    "I got a little captain in me, bro!"

    May 22, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  40. Teagan- Ft.Collins,C.O.

    President Obama and the Pirate – arm wrestling!!

    May 22, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  41. Benjamin Pascoe

    President Obama finally makes peace with the pirates of Somalia.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  42. Kelly

    St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

    B-AARRRRRRack Obama meets the Captain and his fine feathered friend.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  43. Shawn Hoffman - Kingman, AZ

    Wow, I had no idea you had an I heart Jack Sparrow tattoo Mr. President.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  44. Christina Ross

    Obama thinking silently: "Kramer was right...That's a great looking shirt!"

    May 22, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  45. Shaindel Beers

    It was a gold hook, but, the economy, you know...

    Pendleton, Oregon

    May 22, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  46. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Obama demonstrates his pirate reach-out philosophy.

    May 22, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  47. Evan Zelig

    President Obama discusses new US anti-piracy policies with leading expert in the area Captain Morgan.

    Evan E. Zelig
    Santa Rosa, CA

    May 22, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  48. Kristi Skinner

    Obama congratulates the new Ambassador to Somalia.

    Kristi, Jamestown ND

    May 22, 2009 at 5:34 pm |
  49. Michael Welch

    "Arrrr, we'd ask for your booty but we realize you're bailing out Captain Morgan before us."

    May 22, 2009 at 5:34 pm |
  50. Charisse from Sherman Oaks, CA

    Casual Friday?

    May 22, 2009 at 5:34 pm |
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