1,000 Words: The Perry-Obama meeting

Do you suppose this picture is going to sweep across meme-land today?

President Barack Obama, right, next to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings attends a meeting about the border and immigration with local elected officials and faith leaders, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, second from left, at DalFort Fueling in Dallas, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. From left are Judge Clay Jenkins, Gov. Rick Perry, Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia, Mayor Rawlings, and President Obama. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other Texas officials on the brewing immigration calamity there in which hundreds of young people are crossing the border, overwhelming the state.

No doubt, the picture isn’t about the issue — photographers weren’t allowed in for the actual nuts-and-bolts discussion about what to do about the situation — but that likely won’t matter.

According to the Associated Press:

Obama cast his meeting with Perry as “constructive” and argued that he is already seeking to do much of what the governor is calling for, including sending additional resources to the border to make the deportation process more effective.

“Bottom line is that there’s nothing the governor indicated he’d like to see that I have a philosophical objection to,” Obama said.

Perry, in a statement released after his meeting with Obama, made no mention of having any areas of agreement with the president.

“Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley, there is a humanitarian crisis unfolding that has been created by bad public policy, in particular the failure to secure the border,” he said.