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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Childish but . . .


Rahm Emmanuel gives his personal send off to the Bush presidency

10 comments:

Belle de Ville said...

Yep, he's all class.

mq, cb said...

Has he never heard of hubris?

Kai Jones said...

What do you mean "childish but?" It's definitely childish. It's undignified to boot. They weren't good losers, okay, but they can't even be gracious winners?

Geraldine Ryan said...

It's nothing to what I did when Bush got in his car to leave!

desertwind said...

Oy.

Even his child thinks he's being childish!

Anonymous said...

Yeah childish but I get a chuckle out of the picture. Mark me down for a certain impishness myself.

Kai Jones said...

So, when in his inauguration speech President Obama said "It is time to put aside childish things," it didn't apply to these things?

StyleSpy said...

Okay, I'm afraid I'm going to have to call BS on this one. If you look at other photos of this moment it's pretty obvious from the context that it was before the ceremony had begun and he was just goofing around with someone in the crowd. I expect dignity and gravity from my government officials, too, in the appropriate settings, but for pete's sake, they're not robots.

Lisa Simeone said...

I second StyleSpy. Rahm Emmanuel wa NOT making this gesture to Bush or anyone connected with Bush. He was horsing around with his former House colleagues -- Democratic House colleagues.

Anonymous said...

Chicago criminals now in charge of US government.