February 12, 2006

AREN'T THERE SATELLITE PHOTOS THAT SHOW THEM SHARING THE EARTH?:

Photograph Shows Lobbyist at Bush Meeting With Legislators (PHILIP SHENON and LOWELL BERGMAN, 2/12/06, NY Times)

After weeks in which the White House has declined to release pictures of President Bush with Jack Abramoff, the disgraced lobbyist, the first photograph to be published of the two men shows a small, partly obscured image of Mr. Abramoff looking on from the background as Mr. Bush greets a Texas Indian chief in May 2001.

By itself, the picture hardly seems worthy of the White House's efforts to keep it out of the public eye.


By itself, the Times running a story and the obscure picture seems to explain why the White House in't releasing photos.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 12, 2006 8:03 AM
Comments

If the other images are equally as incriminating, spotting Abramoff can become the political junkies' version of the "Where's Waldo?" puzzle books.

Posted by: John at February 12, 2006 11:26 AM

Thus, the NYT morphs into The National Enquirer (or the National Tattler, if you prefer).

Meanwhile, does anyone have pictures of Bill Keller with Al Sharpton, noted financial scammer? Or Ron Brown, who was about to be indicted when his plane crashed? Their value is about the same, no?

Posted by: jim hamlen at February 12, 2006 2:30 PM

Isn't this on par with the picture of Senator Kerry and Jane Fonda?

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at February 12, 2006 3:00 PM

The Press has still not figured out that ginning up these phoney, Degrees of Kevin Bacon-type association scandals that collapse with the release of a few facts or a picture is why no one pays attention to them any more.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at February 12, 2006 3:01 PM

That's the best they can do?
Man, they need work.

Posted by: Mikey at February 13, 2006 8:02 AM
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