Why doesn't clicking a picture in Impress always select it?

When I click on a picture in Impress, the picture isn’t selected. Clicking on the picture does nothing. In order to select the picture (to move it or something), I have to do an area select that includes the picture. Is this the way it’s supposed to work? It seems wrong because you can’t select two objects that have a third object in between.

Currently using, but noticed this in whatever version of 3 came with Debian. I have noticed this behavior on both my Debian system and the Mac OS X at work.