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What If?

Josh AzzarellaWith 2008 drawing to a close and eight years of the Bush administration finally coming to an end, a lot of people ponder the “what if’s?”  What if Gore had become president in 2000?  If only we could go back and rewrite the Bush years.  What a tantalizing and hand-wringing thought.

If only we could do like Josh Azzarella and trump history with the erase tool in Photoshop.  Azzarella manipulates both photos and video, deftly removing the prisoners from Abu Ghraib, the airliners flying low into the Twin Towers or the tanks from Tianmen Square.

Oh, and if you want another reason to beg “What If?”, read Vanity Fair‘s just-published “Oral History of the Bush White House.” Read it and weep.

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