Recommended reading today: Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris’ New York Times blog in which he interviews several White House photographers during the Bush administration. One comes up with this nugget after President Bush’s farewell speech to the nation:
And I turned to one of my editors — First I said, “Oh, my God.” And he said, “What?” And I said, “You’ve got to see this picture of Bush. This is really stunning.” And I flipped it over to him to process and his first reaction was, “Wow.” And I said, “If he wasn’t just back there behind that door crying, I don’t know what that look on his face is.” Because he just looks absolutely devastated as he comes through this door after essentially ending his eight year presidency. And it’s just really striking. He just looks absolutely devastated.
(h/t: Nick Young)