September 15, 2007
No, It's Not The '05 Inauguration — But Oh, The Memories!
This shot got lost in the shuffle about two weeks ago. Here’s the caption:
A police officer begins to lift a weapon toward protesters as a presidential limousine drives past behind Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, in Bellevue, Wash. President Bush arrived Monday afternoon to headline a fundraiser for Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., just hours after the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez.
With all the talk these days about iconic photography, or even the inflation of the term, I think this shot fits the bill. How can the Administration continue to get away with, well, everything it gets away with?
I found this newswire shot a revealing, if slightly cinematic symbolization of what underscores every gesture of Bush’s government-by-paranoia.
(Oh yeah, 2005.)
(image: Elaine Thompson/AP. Via YahooNews.)