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April 18, 2007

Bush At Virginia Tech: We Get That You Get It








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What are those tell tale signs letting you know that, in the midst of a tragedy, the Photo Op White House is thinking (as much or) more about PR, and “undoing” Katrina, than about simple aid and comfort?

(1. image: Jason Reed/Reuters. caption: White House staff wave to U.S. President George W. Bush as he lifts off aboard Marine One from the White House. YahooNews. image 2: Joyce Boghosian/White House.  Washington. image 3: Eric Draper/White House.  Blacksburg, Va.  image 4: Charles Dharapak/AP. Blacksburg, Va. YahooNews.  image 5: Larry Downing/Reuters. Blacksburg, Va. YahooNews.  image 6: Rick Wilking/Reuters. caption: The signature of U.S. President George Bush with the inscription “God Bless” (top right) is seen on the Virginia Tech logo memorial to the shooting victims in Blacksburg, Virginia. YahooNews. image 7: Eric Draper/White House.  Blacksburg, Va. All images: April 17, 2007.)

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