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Thursday, June 16, 2005
Hijo de Deos!

In the blinding light of the President's collapsing support, those busy beavers at the White House Image Office, this morning, at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast, again, resurrected the reliable trappings of Jesus iconography in their scenic stagecraft.
This morning Mr. Bush appears to emulate the risen Christ with the addition of radiating rays to the standard multiple-slogan backdrop.

We first became aware of this jaded and profane technique in those quasi-halcyon days following September 11, 2001 when the President was photographed in front of the presidential seal.

Indeed, the techniques of godhead have proved to be a staple as this photo depicting a Madonna-like halo from the President's February 22, 2005 visit to the European Comission in Brussels signifies.

However, my favorite remains this photo-shopped image entitled, The Profane Heart of George W. Jesus.

Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP, Eric Draper
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