I’m sure there have been plenty of opportunities to capture Rove in a similar hue. If so, why the present glow?
The answer likely has to do with the harsh reality suddenly shining through the veneer. Although Rove is scrupulous about always appearing optimistic, he is captured here — during Prez’s speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council last Thursday in Philadelphia — as lost in his head. With an assist from the visual effect, one could easily see how the failed architect, despite the front, has got to be blue.
And, on the same day Rove was subpoenaed by the Judiciary Committee for his role in the federal prosecutor scandal, the visual extends the story line. Beyond just presenting in a negative light, the operative nearly comes off as radioactive.
(Larry Downing/Reuters. Philadelphia, July 26, 2007. via YahooNews.)