Yes, that was the Rev. Al Shaprton being welcomed and embraced (in Philadelphia on Jan. 8) by George W. Bush, who thanked Sharpton for his support of Bush's controversial No Child Left Behind education policy.
There's talk all over the country, and the world, about a new post-racial America that is putting its racial obsessions and injustices behind it.
There's some validity in the assessment, given the literal and figurative transformation scheduled to occur tomorrow, Inauguration Day.
But how has this transformation transformed Rev. Al Shaprton?
Well, the change has not been as obvious with Sharpton as it's been, for example, with the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Jackson (who had issues with Barack Obama along the road and once said -- sotto vocce but recorded -- that he wanted to cut Obama's private parts off) leaves us with the enduring image of him weeping as Obama was elected President.
But with Sharpton, one gets the impression he's on the sidelines, not quite really appreciating what Obama means to the majority of Americans.
Sharpton's hesitancy about Obama was revealed during the 2004 Democratic National Convention when he referred, in his speech, to the then up-and-coming Illinois senator as "Obama Baracka."
Sharpton is not known for slips of the tongue and many believed he was revealing a distaste for Obama as inauthentic and, well, a challenge to Sharpton's primacy on the race issue.
Race and the uses of it have always been Sharpton's raison d'etre and his means of survival.
In many ways, it's truly amazing that he's reached such heights, given his an extraordinary background that included being an FBI informant, even then laboring around the question of race.
His work with the federal agency -- to try to find black revolutionaries in the early 1980s -- is well documented, as are his flirtations over the years with Republican politicians seeking to keep Democratic challengers at bay.
And so, who knows what Rev. Sharpton is thinking or planning now -- if planning even means more than the next moment.
One thing the world should remember always about Rev. Sharpton: That he has displayed an extraordinarily courageous instinct over the years, on the issue of racial killings of blacks in New York City.
The police killing of African immigrant Amadou Diallo in 1999, one of the most horrid and cold-blooded cases in the annals of police abuse, rose as high as it did on the public agenda, thanks to the energies and passion of Sharpton.
This was true more recently in the (somewhat) similar killing of Sean Bell.
Al Shaprton will live on after Inauguration Day, as talk of a new, post-racial America continues.
But few, likely, will apply the term to Sharpton, whose whole being has rested on the reality of race.