September 15, 2007

No, It's Not The '05 Inauguration — But Oh, The Memories!


This shot got lost in the shuffle about two weeks ago.  Here’s the caption:

A police officer begins to lift a weapon toward protesters as a presidential limousine drives past behind Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, in Bellevue, Wash. President Bush arrived Monday afternoon to headline a fundraiser for Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., just hours after the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez.

With all the talk these days about iconic photography, or even the inflation of the term, I think this shot fits the bill.  How can the Administration continue to get away with, well, everything it gets away with?

I found this newswire shot a revealing, if slightly cinematic symbolization of what underscores every gesture of Bush’s government-by-paranoia.

(Oh yeah, 2005.)

h/t: Robert

(image: Elaine Thompson/AP.  Via YahooNews.)

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