Monday, November 12, 2007

Vet Day Pics

Have you ever noticed that pictures in the media of veterans, be it Veterans Day parades or whatever, are almost always of really old veterans.

This is just something I’ve noticed over the years and isn’t a big deal; I just wonder why it is. I mean, there are plenty of younger vets, and middle aged vets but somehow the old vet has become the expected icon of veteran imagery.

And what the hell is this?

Bush looks like some kind of patriotic angel hovering over the photographer. Who thinks up these shots of propagandistic opportunity?

2 comments:

JeromeProphet said...

Good questions.

That shot of El Presidente Bush wrapped up in the American flag is absolutely beautiful.

Quack!

Something right off the Colbert report.

Quack, Quack!

Our beloved President Bush soaring overhead on wings of red, white, and blue - defending America from the evil doers - and those dastardly liberals.

Quack, Quack, Quack!

Someone hand me a Kleenex. Sniff, Sniff.

QUACK! QUACK!

What the hell? Oh look, it's a lame duck! It's so lovable isn't it? A poor little lame duck waddling around wrapped up in an American flag.

rickmonday said...

This story reminds me of Al Gore having millions of gallons of water released so that he could take a canoe trip for one of his many photo opps. So, basically, all politicians do it. Hillary passes out staged questions to her audiences.

I actually liked the photo of Obama being passed around the internet last week with him not holding his hand over his heart during the National Anthem. At least he is real, and for the most part, honest.