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November 8, 2008

Only One President At A Time (Heh, Heh)

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It’s simply a brilliant shot, visually indistinguishable from a first cabinet meeting a mere three days into the transition.

(Of course, making Obama look presidential has been a driving focus of the PR team all along, achieved in equal significance here.)

The critics might call it presumption, but the difference between Bush spin and Obama spin couldn’t be more different. In Bush’s case, he has relied on the backgrounds and symbols of the office to lend him the appearance of substance. With Obama, on the other hand, it’s his own substance which allows him to borrow the trappings and still create a natural fit.

Bush’s Sub-Prime Moment (BNN)

(image: Stan Honda – AFP/Getty. Chicago. November 8, 2008)

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