March 9, 2006

Your Turn: Bush Gothic


If you’ve written me in the past week and a half and you haven’t heard back, I ask your indulgence.  I was in D.C. Monday through Wednesday doing some recon at the Politics Online conference, and I now find myself turning and heading back to New York for a funeral. 

Luckily, I’ve got a desktop of interesting pics to tease apart.  (Mostly, more running elephants.)  In between the consoling, I’m hoping to cook up some fresh analysis.  In the meantime, however, I’m leaving you in charge for a day or so with a couple of images I picked out of the Bushes.

I love this first shot.  It was inspired by the new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery.  According to the caption:

U.S. First Lady Laura Bush (2nd L) listens to curator Jane Milosch (R) as she talks about Grant Wood’s painting, ‘American Gothic‘, during a tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington March 9, 2006. First Lady Bush was touring the Renwick Gallery exhibit, ‘Grant Wood’s Studio: Birthplace of American Gothic,’ which is scheduled to open on Friday. At left is Ned L. Rifkin, under secretary of art at the Smithsonian Institution.

I invite you to pitch your thoughts (especially if you’re someone we don’t typically hear from).

(image: Shealah Craighead/The White House.  March 9, 2006.  Washington.  Via YahooNews.)

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