It’s quite a difference working the news cycle from Barcelona, having long “played catch up” from L.A. With the first images from Bush’s Gulf trip just coming in now, however, it will be just past the dinner hour (meaning, around midnight) before I can start analyzing a good cross section of pics. To my benefit, though, I can get up in the morning, crunch for a couple hours, and still have a post put together before the first Times hits the NYC pavement.
In the meantime, this shot from New Orleans on Monday’s newswire does a superior job previewing the thematic pixel war between Bush and the Democrats over the next few days. Here’s the caption, which works wonderfully as metaphor:
One home has a clean swimming pool as the pool next door is still filled with dirty water after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina nearly one year ago in New Orleans. Members of Congress toured the city Monday and President Bush was headed for the region to see the state of recovery efforts one year after the city was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
(image: Alex Brandon/AP. August 28, 2006. New Orleans. Via YahooNews.)