To the Editor: The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” holds critical importance in politics, especially during election cycle when a bad photo op might ruin a campaign.
Since Vice President Mike Pence strutted around the Mayo Clinic without a mask while everyone around him wore one to follow mandatory pandemic protocols, I’ve come up with some examples of bad photo ops from years past:
Edmund Muskie “crying” in ‘72.
Gerald Ford stumbling down stairs.
George H.W. Bush clueless at a grocery store check-out counter.
Michael Dukakis in a tank.
Howard Dean’s banshee yell.
George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” sign.
Trump? Take your pick. Enough said.
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