Don’t get too excited, but the White House has decided to allow still photographs of tomorrow’s weekly lunch between President Obama and Vice President Biden.

This is a rare move by the White House, which has certainly been less than transparent. Could it have something to do with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ new book, which is particularly critical of Biden?

In his memoir, Gates reportedly describes Biden as “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” Some shots of Obama and Biden together might shore up their image as united and actively engaged.

Exactly.

What’s on the menu?