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December 5, 2005

Your Turn (With Gratitude)

(substantially revised; 12/6/05 10:49 am PST)



Sometimes this happens with the blogging gig.  I’ve written these images up twice now, and I don’t like what I came up with either time.

What got my attention was the fact these two two-dimensional Bushes showed up on the newswire within a day.  Visually, they really took me in.

In the first shot, the blue Bush was created by Hezbollah activists and installed in Lebanon on the Israeli border in front of the Jewish settlement of Metulla (in the background).  In the second shot, the grey Bush is in friendlier surroundings, hanging out with naval officers at the traditional Army-Navy football game this past Saturday in Philadelphia.

The BAG audience is so astute, I’m going to see what you can make of the images alone, their juxtaposition, and/or why they seem so compelling.  Thanks in advance for the assist.

(image 1: Mohammed Zaatari/A.P. Fatma Gate, in Kfar Kila, Lebanon. December 2, 2005. Via YahooNews.  image 2: Miles Kennedy/A.P. Philadelphia. December 3, 2005.  Via YahooNews.)

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