September 23, 2008
A Little Fire On Capitol Hill
I have to tell you, today has been one of the most bursting visual news days I’ve seen in a long time.
We had the recent passport recipient Sarah Palin at the U.N. A disgraced George W. Bush was there too, finally showing himself in public — whereas he’s mostly been hiding out from the Wall Street crisis and his record (dis-)approval ratings. This morning, we had Paulson and Bernacke testifying over their boondoggle Wall Street near trillion-dollar give-away. And then, there was also this hearing on disaster recovery in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.
What I find painfully ironic is the overlap between the last two (or, I should say, three) events. With the mortgage crisis having torpedoed the banking system, it seems this shot of Senator Cornyn juxtaposed with not just a flooded street but someone’s house in flames could equally illustrate either story.
(image: Jose Luis Magana. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on disaster recovery. Capitol Hill. Sept. 23, 2008)