12.01.2005

Great Photo

Here's the story.

8 comments:

LoveLit said...

Maybe they were up all night celebrating the fact that the President was coming the next morning...then again, maybe not.

fluff said...

Maybe I'm too old and out of the loop. Growing up in the old days I always believed that one had access to the public officials that were in office at the voters behest. Freedom of speech meant that if the mayor of your town was a skunk then you could come to his town hall and tell him so. Or your governor, or congresswoman/man. But can you address your president? Only if you are handpicked beforehand and you are a card-carrying conservative Republican can you hope to be invited to one of his photo-ops.
And if you dare dare dare to disagree with anything he says you are escorted from the room. The democracy be damned.

Anonymous said...

....yes, Fluff.....

.....wonder how many of those kids would have been present if the opportunity to see a living President had been optional rather than mandatory?

....folks these days have little respect for public officials.

...from the Whitehouse to the Courthouse.

..sad

Anonymous said...

I think they are just applying an old military rule of behavior--"Don't run if you can walk, don't walk if you can stand, don't stand if you can sit, don't sit if you can lie down, and don't just lie down if you can sleep." It's not a statement of how lazy our military is, by the way, but rather a statement meaning "take your rest any chance you get"--which can be rare sometimes in the military.

Anonymous said...

I'm certain that the scene would have been similar if it was of any group of college or high school students. Many were there involuntarily and probably had more pressing things to do. They were probably there hours early so the room would be ready to receive the president.

I do really object to the very selective audiences that this president is willing to expose himself to. And then he won't take or answer any question that can't be answered with a scripted sound bite.

Anonymous said...

You know what I would like to know...How much is it costing us taxpayers for those elaborate and well-scripted backdrops that the prez uses? Why not just a blue drape with the American flag beside him. Bet you'd be surprised at how much those flashy backdrops are costing us!!!!!!!!1

mudwatcher said...

You just took me back twelve years. Alumni Hall is a great place to catch some rack. It's Army-Navy week. Get your sleep when you can.

m&m said...

Are you sure that wasn't taken during the speech?