Sunday, January 08, 2006

Welcome to Lenin's tomb

In the Stalin/Brezhnev years, the annual May Day march by Lenin's tomb in Moscow was an occasion for marking power shifts: those who appeared to wave to the crowd, standing next to Stalin, were seen as occupying the upswing, while previous attendees no longer participating were seen as on the outs. Associations with these or similar appearances became so predictable that in the great purges the Soviet government would doctor photos to make it seem as if discredited persons had never been present.

original photoretouched photo

Now Bush is doing the same thing vis-a-vis Abramoff. If the Dems are smart, they'll publicize these photos as widely as possible.

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