Sunday, July 15, 2007

Bush as Jesus Christ

Found this shot on Reuters:

President Bush speaks about the economy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, July 11, 2007.
REUTERS/Jason Reed


I
call it "Bush as Jesus Christ." You can't tell me the photographer and Reuters service didn't see the obvious suggestion.

What the heck were they thinking?

theteach


12 comments:

jurassicpork said...

We've seen several pictures like this. I'm not even at all sure that this was taken four days ago. Still, one has to wonder if the photographers who snap these pictures are subconsciously trying to impart a disturbing message.

the teach said...

Oh JP, they sure are trying to impart a disturbing message. I've never seen such a picture before! I can't believe it. I've sent the photo out to others to get their reactions. Let's see what happens...

suburbanlife said...

Well, haloes are reserved for images of personages who are considered with reverence, awe or sentiment. The irony inherent in this image is that GB may generally not be respected as an individual along these terms, but maybe the office of the president is,... is that the presidential seal which provides the nimbus around his head? definitely a cringe-inducing photo, for me, at least.

raymond said...

What exactly is shocking about this photo? If anything, its mildly amusing. :)

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This is the first time I have seen Bush in a photo like this, but apparently its been done before (and from the exact same angle as well). google "bush halo".

Anonymous said...

Well he certainly sees himself that way. Are you sure that isn't a giant cream pie headed his way ?

the teach said...

LOL! That's funny! Let e look at that photo again! Thanks, anon.

the teach said...

raymond, look at jurassicpork's comment/ Apparently this sort of photo has been around. Of course this was the first time I'd seen it.

the teach said...

No, suburbanlife, it isn't the Presidential Seal as far as I can tell. Cringe-inducing indeed!

jm4847 said...

That's curious. But maybe it was just an accident. Who knows.
However it reminded me of this pictures (obviously photoshopped):

http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/e/ef/George_Bush_smiling.jpg

http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/9/9c/Bush_lepers.jpg

the teach said...

Hey,jm, apparently these photos have been around. But are the photographers creating them? I don't know. Are they a joke? Maybe...

jm4847 said...

I'm pretty sure they're a joke. Anyone with photoshop could have made them :)

the teach said...

Yes I've come to that conclusion...