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August 25, 2006

Karl’s Handiwork Of The Week

Bush-Rockey

Image and caption from Friday’s White House photo gallery….

President George W. Bush and Rockey Vaccarella of New Orleans walk to the Oval Office after delivering a joint statement to the press on the South Lawn Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006. Vaccarella, who lost his home in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, drove to Washington, D.C., with the hopes of speaking directly with President Bush. White House photo by Paul Morse.

BAGnewsNotes Revised caption (with suggested links):

White House photographer highlights press coverage of a snickering President George W. Bush and  former parish council GOP candidate (but supposed God-fearing nobody), Rockey Vaccarella, after delivering a joint statement to the press on the South Lawn Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006. Vaccarella afforded the President face time with somebody who lost his home in the wake of Hurricane Katrina just prior to a White House Katrina anniversary PR blitz. The wonderfully-named Rockey drove all the way to Washington D.C. in what was widely reported as a FEMA trailer with some story line about hoping to speak directly with the President (proving that Mr. Bush will meet with just about anyone who wishes to speak to him during the late August news vacuum).  White House photo by Paul Morse.

(image shown:  Paul Morse/White House.  August 23, 2006.  whitehouse.gov.  linked image 1: Kimberlee Hewitt/White House.  August 23, 2006.  whitehouse.gov.  image 2 & 3: Nick Wass/A.P.  August 22, 2006.  Washington.  Via YahooNews.  image 4: Jim Young/Reuters.  August 22, 2006.  Washington.  Via YahooNews.)

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