Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Just Askin'

Over at the official White House website, they're publicizing Pres. Bush's meet-and-greet yesterday with a group of 2005 Nobel Prize recipients. At the moment, there are two pictures up at the site. First this one, where we see Bush is kind of in the mediocre middle of the pack when it comes to height...


Then there's this one, where Bush and his fellow brainiacs magically appear to be of roughly equal stature...


Which leads me to my question: Why, with the whiff of failure, scandal and incompetence all about him, would the White House us offer both pictures? After all, when the President went biking around the Crawford ranch with Lance Armstrong over the summer, this was the photo they offered to memorialize the event...


See how the White House let us see that he's "beating" the seven-time Tour de France winner, who appears to be carefully observing the standing rule on Bush bike rides that no one "passes" the President?

So I ask you -- what's up with today's picture where he seems like a such an unimpressive little shorty? Kind of like handing people a club to hit him over the head with, isn't it? And as much as I'd love to chalk it up to humility, I'm willing to wager the only time Bush and humility have been used in the same sentence is when he got the word wrong.

All of which only makes me very worried, since if we can't count on these guys to get their p.r. right -- which is pretty much all I've been able to perversely admire about this administration -- I'd say we're even more screwed than we think.

4 comments:

Jay Jordan said...

the first picture was....

"hey, let's make like a graph of the deficit...!!!"

then they just sorta milled around after that..

Bill Diamond said...

I like that! A line graph that lost interest in itself.

Danica said...

I think you are right Bill, we are even more screwed than we think.

Bill Diamond said...

Which is saying something, 'cuz I think we're pretty damned screwed.