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December 16, 2008

Dana’s Shine(r), And More

White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, sporting a black eye from the scuffle in Iraq during the shoe throwing incident over the weekend, responds to a reporters question, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, during her daily briefing at the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo)

Beyond evidence of the lingering indignity of Bush’s Iraq farewell, I wonder if there might have been nearly so many tight close-ups if it was Fleischer, McClellan or Snow who got popped in the eye. (Actual size on Daylife.)

Then, there was this from a collection of Islamic world cartoons featured at Daily Beast. Translation? : THE LAST THING BUSH SAW IN IRAQ.

Hans Blix, U.N. Chief Inspector, right, and Mohammed el Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, left, walk on a mosaic of former U.S President George Bush at the Al-Rashid Hotel in Baghdad. (AP photo)

… Still, however, my best 02/’03 recollection on the theme — during the stretch when Cheney/Bush was walking all over the U.N. inspection program — was Hans Blix planting his loafers on George Senior’s face at the El Rasheed.

(image: AP. Dec. 16, 2008. White House, Washington.)

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