His cooperation was hard to get. He wanted to arm wrestle for the opportunity. I told him I would not charge him three Blue Fin Tunas for his opportunity to sit with me! My peeps and his peeps kept negotiating. We decided to settle the matter over the outcome of the USA verse Russia hockey game. If Team USA Hockey lost to Team Russia then I'd pay him for the portrait. Otherwise, he would just shut up and take the photo.
Well, we all heard him crying the the two-seater, but he did man up.
He still wanted to arm wrestle, just for kicks. How can you tell a President, " no"?