Hello? Who is doing PR for President Obama? Why would you put this picture -- the President trying out a surgical robot -- on the White House web site?
Look at this post on medGadget for commentary.
So, Mr. Obama provides free nationwide marketing for this device, a machine that is totally counter to what he is trying to accomplish with health reform.
The people at Intuitive Surgical must be gloating today. You can't buy this kind of publicity.
Maybe, next he should be seen piloting an F-22 (photo credit embedded).