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December 21, 2008

Your Turn: Finding One's Place

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The most stinging shot yet on the legacy watch (especially given Obama’s affinity for Lincoln).   We see Dubya’s official U.S. portrait being wheeled in to the National Portrait Gallery. (Caption below.)

(image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty: National Portrait Gallery Museum Technicians Dale Hunt (L) and Todd Gardner wheel the official portait of U.S. President George W. Bush past the portrait of Abraham Lincolin before hanging it at the gallery December 19, 2008 in Washington, DC. The portrait of Bush was painted by his Yale classmate Robert Anderson of Connecticut. The informal pose was painted from photographs taken at Camp David in April and September of 2008)

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