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November 24, 2008

Nobel Effort

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Wow, Krugman and Bush.

I would confidently recommend this image for strangest bedfellows of the year. I especially liked this Getty version — capturing how a photographer to our left elicited that wonderful sideways glance from PK.

I’m sure everybody was quite civil in this Oval Office shot honoring American ’08 Nobel Prize winners. I’m sure Bush, in fact, was thoroughly disarming with his silliness. The photo did, however, remind me of the phrase: I’m not laughing at you, I’m laughing with you.

(image:Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. caption: U.S. President George W. Bush (2L) poses for photographs with the American winners of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Chemistry Roger Yonchien Tsien (R) and Martin Chalfie (2R) and the winner for Economics Paul Krugman in the Oval Office at the White House November 24, 2008 in Washington, DC.)

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