This image was taken this morning in Columbus where Obama attended a police graduation. The recruits were part of a 27 person class that was laid off in January. As noted by the President, the jobs were saved by the recently signed stimulus bill. In a vivid reference, TIME referred to the personnel as “stimulus-created police.”
All I would add is that any photo op this week had to contend with an economy falling further off the cliff.
(image: Larry Downing/Reuters. Columbus, March 6, 2009)
In a thoroughly vivid reference, TIME referred to these personnel as “stimulus-created police.”