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You can’t say President Obama doesn’t have a good sense of humor—or Internet pop culture. Obama jokingly mimicked U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's "not impressed" look while greeting members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office last Saturday:

For the uninitiated, Maroney became an Internet sensation last year when she scowled atop the podium after falling short of gold on the vault. According to Know Your Meme, soon after a photo of her visible disappointment came out “the single topic blog McKayla is Not Impressed was launched on Tumblr to showcase photoshopped images of Maroney’s glare set against historical or spectacular scenes in the background.”

A few examples of Maroney being unimpressed with some of the more notable political and government moments of the last few years:

The Osama Bin Laden Raid...Not Impressed

The Landing of NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover...Not Impressed 

Team Romney...Not Impressed

Hope and Change...Not Impressed 


Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.

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