May 16, 2003

All Hat, No Cattle, The Art Form

- How image conscious is this president?

Keepers of Bush Image Lift Stagecraft to New Heights

On Tuesday, at a speech promoting his economic plan in Indianapolis, White House aides went so far as to ask people in the crowd behind Mr. Bush to take off their ties, WISH-TV in Indianapolis reported, so they would look more like the ordinary folk the president said would benefit from his tax cut.
This reminds me of the time that Arnold Schwarzenegger came to Providence as the President's physical fitness program (our last elected President, specifically). Other officials showed up dressed to exercise, but Buddy Cianci also showed up fully made up for the cameras. Arnold wouldn't let it go without a comment that the guy would show up for a workout in stage makeup.

Posted by James at May 16, 2003 4:29 PM
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