Bush Oops : Presidential Photo Ops Gone Awry, Paperback Book

Bush Oops : Presidential Photo Ops Gone Awry Paperback

Edited by Hal Buell

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Photo ops (aka photo opportunities) are a staple of political media management.

But when the opportunity goes wrong, photo ops become photo oops...And this seems to happen quite regularly to George W.

Bush! This collection of over 100 all-new hysterically human shots of Presidential mishaps culled from news bureaus have been pointedly captioned by the former editor of the Harvard National Lampoon.

Whether it is on the podium or the screen, on an aircraft carrier or on Mount Rushmore, it is comforting to know that even the most compulsively controlled Presidential appearances can go wrong - with sidesplitting results!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 110 full colour photographs
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Photographic reportage
  • ISBN: 9781579126414



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The reader's reaction to this book is almost certainly going to depend on one's opinion of George W. Bush. As someone who doesn't like him, I found it extremely funny, someone who likes him, or perhaps is a neutral may find it unfair.The subtitle on the cover : "Presidential photo-ops gone awry" is rather misleading. Unlike the books of Bushisms, which take him to task for his actual misstatements, these are mostly ordinary pictures. Some catch Bush with an odd expression on his face, or clowning around. Only a few, like the shot of Bush dropping his dog Barney, can be considered photo-ops gone awry.The text writers, Sean and Chris Kelly have attached unrelated, but sometimes extremely witty captions to the photos. The one of Bush with the Dalai Lama is priceless, and the reason I bought the book.At the end, in the interest of fairness, the real occasions of the the photos is given.