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!
Hal Buell is a veteran photo editor who worked on assignment in more than thirty-five countries, and headed the Associated Press Photo Service for twenty-five years, supervising an international staff of 300 photographers. He is the author of more than a dozen books on news photography, including Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue, the story of Iwo Jima flag raising. He lives in Douglaston, New York.