Friday, November 23, 2007

Bush Photo Hall of Shame

Sorry for taking a couple of days off, you know how hard it is to do anything not holiday-related during the holidays (especially when people are coming over.)

As I do every Thanksgiving for the past few years, I found myself thinking about the photo to the left, which got plenty of run around the country and led to a nice bump in the President's poll numbers. It wasn't until a couple of weeks later that word got out that this wasn't a Thanksgiving feast the President was carrying out to the soldiers, but rather a plastic centerpiece he'd picked up from the table specifically to take pictures.
(Tim Sloan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images from

Then, in that stream-of-consciousness I often find myself wandering around in, I starting to think of all the other infamous photos this President has taken in which the truth later came to light. "Mission Accomplished" came to mind, starting with turning the aircraft carrier so San Diego couldn't be seen in the background, leaving the impression that they were well out at sea (it was San Diego, wasn't it?), to the flightsuit, culminating trimphantly in the photo to the right.
(AP, from

What are some of your favorites?

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