April 12, 2005

Snap Shots: The First iPod

BushipodMonday’s White House Letter in the NYT features “W” adjusting his iPod before jumping on his bike.  I can’t look at this image without cringing, but I’m not exactly sure why. 

With Apple going mainstream, do these two icons deserve each other?  Or, is Bush trying too hard to be cool?  Is this a graphic reminder of how determined boomers are to hold on to their lost youth?  Or, does this say the line between corporation and state has become so blurred Madison Avenue can even turn the President into a billboard?  What’s your read on this?

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(image: Paul Morse/The White House, via AP – April 11, 2005 in The New York Times)

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