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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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.

Full slideshow.

(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:
Framing “debt ceiling” hysteria, Getty shooting wire pics with a fish eye. Fun house? Bubble? Fish bowl? More than ever, DC = theatre of the absurd. 
(photos: Bill Clark/Roll Call)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Framing “debt ceiling” hysteria, Getty shooting wire pics with a fish eye. Fun house? Bubble? Fish bowl? More than ever, DC = theatre of the absurd.

(photos: Bill Clark/Roll Call)

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