President Bush and first lady Laura Bush pose with the recipients of the President’s Environmental Youth Award, The Wiser Misers Energy Team from Huntingdon, Tenn. Thursday, April 17, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Another "green" photo-op for the First Couple! This is such a good case of seeing how the inane, cutesy stunts really tell the entire story. Recently we had Laura Bush fooling around with potted plants, and vapidly pretending to plant a tree with George, and it's all so sudden and so obviously some staffer's little project for touching up the lame duck's legacy. What's really interesting is that this particularly shallow photo-op was important enough for the Bushes to participate right in the middle of the Papal visit. What a coincidence that they had such a feel-good event featuring adorable children today, of all things! Well, scheduling is tight at the White House, after all.
I'm guessing that all the adorable children above will each receive $1,000 from Exxon-Mobil for their energy-saving idea patents which will then be buried forever in the cornerstone of the Bush Presidential Library™. What an honor for these young environmentalists to be posing with the Environment President!