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 This Souza White House photo is nothing special — unless you’ve been following  the saga of Churchill’s bust. The fact it anchors a campaign rebuttal and is served up as documentary evidence actually is unusual however, as the White House post points out.  So it goes in a campaign season in which absolutely nothing is left on the table, or the credenza, or the bookcase in the daily tit-for-tat.
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(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption:  President Barack Obama shows Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom a bust of Sir Winston Churchill in the private residence of the White House, July 20, 2010.)
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This Souza White House photo is nothing special — unless you’ve been following the saga of Churchill’s bust. The fact it anchors a campaign rebuttal and is served up as documentary evidence actually is unusual however, as the White House post points out.  So it goes in a campaign season in which absolutely nothing is left on the table, or the credenza, or the bookcase in the daily tit-for-tat.

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(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption: President Barack Obama shows Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom a bust of Sir Winston Churchill in the private residence of the White House, July 20, 2010.)

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Souza’s Camp David Obama/Cameron pic striking as much for conjuring otherwise forgotten Bush & (poodle) Blair.
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(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption:  President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom talk as they walk to Laurel Cabin during the G8 Summit at Camp David, Md., May 19, 2012.)
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Souza’s Camp David Obama/Cameron pic striking as much for conjuring otherwise forgotten Bush & (poodle) Blair.

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(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption: President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom talk as they walk to Laurel Cabin during the G8 Summit at Camp David, Md., May 19, 2012.)

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This shot reminds me of a still from the set of a soap opera…..heavy dramatics on a poorly lit set. But with the lazy susan conference table, it’s sort of fun to try to figure out who is interacting with whom: the U.S., U.K., Russia, and China seem to be discussing something of world import while Germany gives France an austere stare.
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(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption:  President Barack Obama participates in a G8 Summit working session focused on global and economic issues, in the dining room of Laurel Cabin at Camp David, Md., May 19, 2012.)
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This shot reminds me of a still from the set of a soap opera…..heavy dramatics on a poorly lit set. But with the lazy susan conference table, it’s sort of fun to try to figure out who is interacting with whom: the U.S., U.K., Russia, and China seem to be discussing something of world import while Germany gives France an austere stare.

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(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption: President Barack Obama participates in a G8 Summit working session focused on global and economic issues, in the dining room of Laurel Cabin at Camp David, Md., May 19, 2012.)

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From the latest White House Flickr upload.
Sharp. I’m guessing that until November, the flag pin will be a fixture.
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(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo  caption: President Barack Obama listens as Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom offers a toast during the State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House, March 14, 2012. Samantha Cameron is seated at right.)
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From the latest White House Flickr upload.

Sharp. I’m guessing that until November, the flag pin will be a fixture.

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(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption: President Barack Obama listens as Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom offers a toast during the State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House, March 14, 2012. Samantha Cameron is seated at right.)

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From the latest White House Flickr upload.
Obama and Cameron as Cary Grants. The odd thing about this atmospheric photo is the presence of the leader of the free world out of focus with his back to the camera but still cool. How does he do that? 
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(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo  caption: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom and Samantha Cameron during a State Dinner reception on the Truman Balcony of the White House, March 14, 2012.)
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From the latest White House Flickr upload.

Obama and Cameron as Cary Grants. The odd thing about this atmospheric photo is the presence of the leader of the free world out of focus with his back to the camera but still cool. How does he do that?

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(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom and Samantha Cameron during a State Dinner reception on the Truman Balcony of the White House, March 14, 2012.)

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The politics of captions (see below): if you are going to mention Cameron’s marriage (and Obama’s), why not Andrew Sullivan’s?
(That’s more like it.)
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(photo credit: Charles Dharapak/AP Images caption:  Andrew Sullivan of Newsweek/Daily Beast, left, and Aaron Tone arrive at the Booksellers area of the White House in Washington for the State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.)
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The politics of captions (see below): if you are going to mention Cameron’s marriage (and Obama’s), why not Andrew Sullivan’s?

(That’s more like it.)

via DayLife

(photo credit: Charles Dharapak/AP Images caption: Andrew Sullivan of Newsweek/Daily Beast, left, and Aaron Tone arrive at the Booksellers area of the White House in Washington for the State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.)

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David Cameron takes baby hostage.

I guess desperate approval ratings call for desperate measures. … This while DC playing politics
 with the people’s children.

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David Cameron takes baby hostage.

I guess desperate approval ratings call for desperate measures. … This while DC playing politics with the people’s children.

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David Cameron MINI photo-op comparable to recent run of Obama photo-ops with iPhone or Macbook (+ Twitter) or Facebook. Embattled leaders, themselves sold as shiny brands and now badly tarnished, swerve hard to associate themselves with/channel some cred from the hottest cultural/consumer product brands. 

In this world gone “Mad (Men”), it figures.

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(photo:  WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe caption: British Prime Minister David Cameron, beside BMW group management member for production Frank-Peter Arndt, drives the two millionth MINI off the production line, after ten years of production, at the MINI Plant Oxford on August 31, 2011 in Oxford, England. The two millionth model of the car, symbolic of British popular culture, was a MINI Cooper convertible with special white silver metallic paint finish, blue denim roof and bespoke exterior and interior trim.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

David Cameron MINI photo-op comparable to recent run of Obama photo-ops with iPhone or Macbook (+ Twitter) or Facebook. Embattled leaders, themselves sold as shiny brands and now badly tarnished, swerve hard to associate themselves with/channel some cred from the hottest cultural/consumer product brands.

In this world gone “Mad (Men”), it figures.

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(photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe caption: British Prime Minister David Cameron, beside BMW group management member for production Frank-Peter Arndt, drives the two millionth MINI off the production line, after ten years of production, at the MINI Plant Oxford on August 31, 2011 in Oxford, England. The two millionth model of the car, symbolic of British popular culture, was a MINI Cooper convertible with special white silver metallic paint finish, blue denim roof and bespoke exterior and interior trim.)

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Looks like fears about London’s Orwellian CCTV system are coming home to roost. If the riots were an expression of collective frustration over a boiling soup of complex problems, the disturbances are being framed by the surveillance state as a gang-action. Here, on a board, are their poster boys. Then, I’m wondering how they made their edit. Badass with a hoodie, you’re in? Also wondering (given how much 10 Downing denies race was a factor in the riots) about that ratio on the board of blacks/immigrants-to-whites (as either blame game or demographics of the underclass).

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(photo: AP caption: London Mayor Boris Johnson visits a Police CCTV Investigation Unit in London, that is gathering evidence of the London riots Monday Aug. 15, 2011. Britain must confront a culture of laziness, irresponsibility and selfishness which fueled four days of riots that left five dead, thousands facing criminal charges and hundreds of millions of pounds (dollars) of damage, Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged Monday.)
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Looks like fears about London’s Orwellian CCTV system are coming home to roost. If the riots were an expression of collective frustration over a boiling soup of complex problems, the disturbances are being framed by the surveillance state as a gang-action. Here, on a board, are their poster boys. Then, I’m wondering how they made their edit. Badass with a hoodie, you’re in? Also wondering (given how much 10 Downing denies race was a factor in the riots) about that ratio on the board of blacks/immigrants-to-whites (as either blame game or demographics of the underclass).

For a second pic on London’s riot politics (David Cameron doesn’t know graffiti), see this shot at The Bag.

(photo: AP caption: London Mayor Boris Johnson visits a Police CCTV Investigation Unit in London, that is gathering evidence of the London riots Monday Aug. 15, 2011. Britain must confront a culture of laziness, irresponsibility and selfishness which fueled four days of riots that left five dead, thousands facing criminal charges and hundreds of millions of pounds (dollars) of damage, Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged Monday.)

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