Monday, September 12, 2011
Let's Play the Caption Game: Barack Obama and George W. Bush Together at Ground Zero for the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11
Let's get back to business now that the obligatory 9-11 hangover has passed.
President Obama and former President George W. Bush both visited Ground Zero to commemorate that faithful day of ten years ago. As always given the intensely polarized and partisan political moment that is the Age of Obama, the coincidence of "he who killed Bin Laden" and "he who made Bin Laden a low priority" meeting for the first time on hallowed ground has been fodder for both the pundits and the peanut gallery.
To point: the above image is rich with semiotic possibilities where readers and observers can impose their own narratives and meanings--colored by ideology and standing political predispositions--onto the two leaders.
Thus, the caption game seems a good fit to start our week. I will start:
1. Arrogance in Chief?
2. Do you smell what Barack is cooking?
3. The circle is now complete. When we began I was but the learner, now I am the master...
4. A profile in courage?
5. It doesn't matter if they're black or white.
Your thoughts and suggestions?