Preparing For A President

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December 18, 2005|By AMY DAVIS | AMY DAVIS,SUN REPORTER

When it comes to photographing presidents, the Secret Service makes showing up very early a necessity.

When President Bush recently visited the Naval Academy in Annapolis to deliver a speech on the war in Iraq, the media were instructed to arrive before dawn.

The Sun used a photo of midshipmen listening attentively to Bush, but an image I captured of the Mids waiting for him to arrive offered an amusing, offbeat view.

While I was waiting, I also saw Jennifer Ziehl, who runs the production company hired to erect the "Plan for Victory" stage set, vacuuming the stage where the president would speak. This image transformed the programmed slogan of the day into something more humorous and ambiguous.

amy.davis@baltsun.com

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