THE BLOG
12/27/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Reading The Pictures: Rose Garden/Chi-Town Study In Contrast

It's all about setting a tone.

Image 1: Bush gathers with children and National Turkey Federation officials as he pardons "Pumpkin", the 2008 Thanksgiving turkey, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden. Washington. November 26, 2008. Jim Watson/AFP - Getty.

Image 2: Obama passes out food at a food bank with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha for Thanksgiving during surprise visit to St. Columbanus Parish and School. Chicago, Illinois, November 26, 2008. November 26, 2008. Jason Reed/Reuters.