(FOXNEWS) — It was a news photo that, as Gawker quipped, was "ripe for captioning."
A pic of Mitt Romney bending over, while a seemingly astonished schoolgirl stands behind him, mouth agape.
The photograph, posted Monday by the Associated Press for all to see, has since surged across the Internet. The candidate riding a wave of confidence from last week's debate performance was suddenly made, pardon, the butt of jokes.
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So was it a cheap shot?
Tim Graham, media analysis director at the Media Research Center, said absolutely.
"It's unbelievable," he wrote. "It honestly looks like a little girl is gaping at Romney from behind."