Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Nagin/Bush photos: separated at birth?

Posted By on Tue, May 3, 2011 at 3:40 PM

If the cover photo of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's upcoming memoir, Katrina's Secrets, seems a little familiar, there's a good reason for that:

The cover of Ray Nagins upcoming memoir.
  • The photo from the cover of Ray Nagin's upcoming memoir.

President George W. Bush flying over flooded New Orleans in Air Force One.
  • AP/SUSAN WALSH
  • President George W. Bush flying over flooded New Orleans in Air Force One.

The Aug. 31, 2005 photo of President George W. Bush flying over New Orleans was widely criticized upon its release as a symbol of the president's detachment from Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures. When his own memoir, Decision Points, was published several years later, Bush told NBC's Matt Lauer that the photograph had been "a huge mistake."

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