While I understand and agree with what you're saying from a photography standpoint, the thread was "GWB - The Worst President Ever", not "Show Us Favorite Presidential Photographs". You post this in the GWB thread, people are going to focus on the message in the sign regarding GWB. In terms of what point of his presidency this photo was taken, that's really immaterial. A statement like this against any U.S. president is unwarranted and offensive.I didn't realize this thread was alive, or even why, but I have to respond to this. And I'm reposting the photo to point things out.
First, this photo was like 7 years into Bush's administration. At this point, no one paid any attention to this, anyone who cared figured the guy would be gone soon, good riddance. If this had appeared the first year of Bush's term, you're right, it would be considered hate. But after 2 terms of anti-Bush bumper stickers, posters, web sites, etc, this really becomes a meaningless joke.
Get back to me in 6 years, if Obama's still on the job, and we'll see what kind of stuff is flying around then.
As for the photo, it's a great shot. Look at the faces surrounding the guy holding the sign. There's a lot going on in this photo, and you can read it several different ways, including some backlash against the guy holding the sign. You can also see the very core of violence in our nation that supports the hatred you guys are complaining about. It shows how we are doing this to ourselves. I'd post the same thing about somebody making this statement against Obama on day 1, day 2919, or ten years after his presidency.
It mirrors our society.
It's great photography.