Sunday, May 25, 2008

MIB: Obama to Bush/McCain, "I make this sh*t look good."

Some of you know that a few of us here at the GNB have been fans of BagNewsNotes for quite a while. If you haven't been over there, give it a tour. Basically, Michael is all about analysing the photos and visual images we are presented with in news and politics. The discussion over there is great and helps really break down and analyse the messages being played out underneath the spin, hype, and hyperbole.

This shot, from the NY Times really wow-ed me. The bagnewsnotes title was, "The First Post-American President?" and this and some other recent campaign trail photos of all three candidates have been the basis for some great discussion and information.

I really like this photo of Barack, he seems comfortable in his skin, cool and competent. This picture says to me, confidence but not arrogance. And yes, I know I am biased. But like I said, Bagnews does interesting shots and discussion of all the candidates and news, something for everyone.

h/t to Michael and Donna
(image: Doug Mills/The New York Times. May 22, 2008. Bozeman, Montana. via