President George W. Bush waves after remarks Sept. 23, 2004, at a Victory 2004 rally in Bangor, Maine. White House photo by Paul Morse See the photo essay "The Bush Record" for more.They say a picture paints a thousand words! And images are certainly the best way to communicate the fullness of the Bush presidency. They capture the big moments and the smaller ones. How else can you easily capture the President's humor and the First Lady's dignity? Put together, photos from the Bush years make one heck of an album of memories.
As we gear up for the grand finale of the Bush Thankathon, Here are some images gleaned from a few of the blogs contributing to this event. We welcome any submissions you may have. Just drop a link to the photograph, cartoon or other images in the comment section below. If you need help finding a picture or just want to browse, the White House web site offers photos for events by clicking on current news and the year, and month. Other sites such as Daylife offer searches of news photos.
Ken at Liberal Lie the Conservative Truth shares with us this photo showing then candidate Bush's ever present sense of humor as he campaigns in 2000.
Wordsmith posted this photo of Bush making an exit after an event in Beijing, China in November 2005 and finding the door locked:
Further Adventures of Indigo Red posts this photo of President George W. Bush, cautiously followed by his daughter Barbara, walk up to African elephants at the Mokolodi Nature Reserve in Bostwana, South Africa in 2003:
posts some graphic pictures of President Bush meeting injured soldiers along with those of the troops enjoying a moment of face time with the Commander in Chief:
Conservatism with Heart, who thought up the Thankathon, reminds us that images also tell a story of how Americans and those from other lands who have been touched by the Bush presidency regard our Presdident.
One of thousands of such signs at campaign and other events:
His Own Private Possession shares his favorite: