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Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Holy Moley!

Widely published 2003 image of the President against the presidential seal

Back in 2003, I wrote several posts about the media’s penchant for framing the presidential seal directly behind George W. Bush’s head thus giving the President the appearance of a halo.
This October 13, 2003 post shows a nice assortment of presidential “halo” images.
Over time the frequency of the presidential halo images waned as the media glorification and press manipulation of the man's image steadily waxed.
A media shamelessly prostrate before the candle-lit and incense-wreathed altar of Mr. Bush has been clearly evident during these last few days of Gannongate.
However, this morning, while leafing through the Reuters site, I discovered presidential halo photography, in these days darkened by lurid scandals, is making a comeback.

The Reuters image on the left frames our unholy President against the stars of the European Union and bears a striking similarity to Catholic iconography depicting the mother of Jesus in her incarnation as Our Lady of Lourdes.
Quand les poules auront des dents!

Images: Google, Reuters
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