November 11, 2005

The Backside Of The Summit

(Revised: 11/11/05. 1:28 pm PST)



It’s no surprise the group image the White House posted on its website from the Mar del Plata summit (top) looks left-to-right.  The alternative (bottom) would have placed Bush in the same frame as White House adversary, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (top left).  (By the way, I like how Chavez wears the “attack dog” Republican red tie, while Bush opts for the Blue State “give peace a chance” style.)

The BAG’s visual analysis of the summit is available here. 

As always, I’m interested in your reaction (as well as any and all political theories regarding clothing and color signifiers).

(image 1: Paul Morse/White House.  Nov. 4, 2005. Mar del Plata, Argentina. image 2: J. Scott Applewhite/A.P. Nov. 4, 2005. Mar del Plata, Argentina. Via YahooNews)

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