On the one hand, you have Politico's Mike Allen, Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson and the Atlantic's Steve Clemons.

And on the other hand you have Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's right-hand woman.

Put together, you have everything that's wrong with Washington summed up in one selfie.

No, the photo isn't terrible because it's a reminder that certain members of the press are oh-so-chummy with the truly powerful. We already knew that.

It's because the photo is a painful reminder that you're being ruled over by grownups who take selfies like teenage girls at a sleepover.


Weep for your faded glory, America. Weep bitter, bitter tears of regret.