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Notes Photo February 16, 2016

War on Error: Trumping Jeb and George Bush in S. Carolina

Forced into the open by his brother's mess and Trump’s withering attacks, those looks come from having to defend oneself.

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Notes Photo June 25, 2015

Two Rambos, and that New Treasure Trove of Bush – Cheney White House Photos

What's great about these images the National Archives were compelled to turn over is just how politically incorrect they are.

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Notes Photo December 17, 2014

Jeb's Presidential Facebook Call All About the Profile Pic

With a more rainbow approach to America, the visual tonic is: we're not your father's GOP.

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Notes Photo December 15, 2014

With Cheney, You Always Could Tell the Book From the Cover

It’s like the media is discovering anew the man lives in a parallel universe when the cover of his 2011 biography said it all.

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Notes Photo December 11, 2014

Hey, What's That Thing Behind Cheney?

Nature has a way of crumpling itself up when it’s malnourished.

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Notes Photo December 10, 2014

The Senate CIA Torture Report and Our Favorite Rice Photo of All Time

Given the explosive nature of the torture program and the need for deniability, the ability to lull both the public and the media represented the highest form of art.

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Notes Photo February 8, 2013

Your Turn: Bush Paints!

Bag readers analyze George Bush's paintings.

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Notes Photo July 20, 2012

Homophobic Boy Scouts, Paterno on the Run, Dubya the Economist? Notorious Photo Edits of the Week

It seems photo editors were in a quite a mood this week.

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Notes Photo June 14, 2012

George Bush's Head on a Spike

Now it'd be all-too-easy to chalk this up solely to prankishness, but there is a funny (but not-at-all funny) relationship here to something America just hasn't dealt with openly.

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Notes Photo June 1, 2012

Portrait of Bush

Looking at the photos from the White House portrait unveiling yesterday, and how different they can be.

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Rove, Perino White House Return: Whiff of the Bacchanal

All too many memories from this pic of Rove and Perino back in the White House yesterday.

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Notes Photo January 19, 2012

$how Me the Omney

I don't know how I could have possibly missed the omney money anagram.

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Notes Photo April 11, 2011

Laura Bush: Just About Generic

People tend to look at photos like these and see Laura as an empty shell. However, I always saw it as guardedness, so what you see is a thoroughly scrubbed and generic Lady's Home Journal-style surface.

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Notes Photo April 2, 2011

When it Comes to Dubya, Every Day is 9/11

Speaking of Bush and the war decade. (Hey, did you see that B-52?)

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Notes Photo November 16, 2010

God Bless Dubya’s Library (and What’s Left of Cheney)

The fact that the logo of the Bush Library (sort of a paradoxical concept in itself), represents a melding of the flag and the bible is something of a parting shot for all posterity.

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Notes Photo November 10, 2010

Waterboarding Saved London

Here's my mark-up of the The Times' full page Bush make-over.

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Notes Photo November 9, 2010

Kicking off Bush Week with Mom, Baseball (and the Brother or Sister He Never Had)

How does NBC lead off "Bush Week" as the network that scored the kick-off interview to the week long marathon of Bush re-entry and reconstitution? With baseball, Texas, a focus on ancient history, a vivid painting of radical anti-abortion imagery and Mom.

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Notes Photo October 12, 2010

Condi: I'm Innocent

Piggybacking on Obama's racial breakthrough, we see Rice reformulating herself as a valiant narrator of the African-American experience and a witness to the civil rights movement while growing up in the South.

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