September 16, 2005
Bush's N.O. Restart — A Visual Report Card
(Bloggers Note: Before anybody gets crazy on me, I’m just having a little fun here. It’s Friday. …And, consider the material I have to work with!)
I’ve been throwing so much analysis at you this week, I thought it was time for the visuals to do more of the talking. (Of course, if you have different ideas about the grading, you know I’ve always considered the BAG a communal effort.)
Unless you left the planet, you know that last night marked the official restart of the Bush/Rove “I’ve Got It Right This Time” New Orleans Recovery Campaign. And how about that backdrop for Dubya’s speech! You’ve gotta love the pastels, the green/blue combination, that outdoor lighting (someone’s got the power back on) — and who ever thought about accessorizing with a building. Calling Robin Givhan!
I don’t know Jackson Square so I can’t comment on the symbolic significance of the statue, but hey, do you think the White House knows either? Overall, I was going to give it an “A.” But that was before I heard from Aron, one of my readers, who pointed out that the clock stayed stuck at 6:40 during Bush’s entire infomercial. Someone find out who got the no-bid contract for the time piece!
Here’s Bush getting off the plane. Love that Presidential seal. Somehow, it works better here than it did on Bush’s jacket during his fly-over a couple weeks back. Finally, a guy ready for the hard work!
And this you’ve got to love. It’s the political version of make-up sex with Democratic Governor Blanco. After seeing such an intense example of bipartisanship, I guess the only question is: when does he add her to the rolodex?
(image 1: Videoclip. Bush: ‘Great City Will Rise Again.’ September 16, 2005. cbsnews.com. image 2: REUTERS/Larry Downing. Mississippi, September 15, 2005. At YahooNews. image 3: REUTERS/Larry Downing. USS Iwo Jima. September 15, 2005. At YahooNews.)