He can orchestrate his star to land on the deck of an aircraft carrier–at magic hour–while never letting San Diego in the shot, even though it was just off the port bow.
He can dispatch a barebones crew with a DV cam at a moment’s notice when Barney the dog makes a break for it across the snow-covered White House lawn.
He can light up Jackson Square–and the road to it–bright as morning while the rest of New Orleans sits in darkness.
But for some reason, he can’t make sunny San Antonio look enough like a hurricane zone to get George Bush a walk-on on The Weather Channel, much less the lead story on the network news:
When Mr. McClellan announced that the president had scrapped his trip, he said that with the search-and-rescue team preparing to move with the storm, “we didn’t want to slow that down.”
Another White House official involved in preparing Mr. Bush’s way noted that with the sun shining so brightly in San Antonio, the images of Mr. Bush from here might not have made it clear to viewers that he was dealing with an approaching storm.