Mr. President, meet The General.
Gen. Larry Platt, who achieved fame with his viral “Pants on the Ground” tryout for “American Idol” in 2010, was among the well wishers on hand to greet President Barack Obama this morning. He can be seen from behind, in the left hand corner of this photo.
The president is in town for a fundraising visit at the Westin Peacthree Plaza. He ran by The Varsity ahead of time.
Platt’s use of the “General” honorific reflects his activism during the Civil Rights movement. It’s unclear at the moment if he actually met Obama or was merely part of the retinue that greeted Air Force One when it landed at Hartsfield.
Jay Tribby, Chief of Staff to Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall, tweeted us this photo just now with the message, “Can @AJCBuzz top this? Hanging with Gen Larry “Pants on the Ground” Platt to greet President @BarackObama at airport.”
Mr. Tribby, we could not hope to top that!