After a while he finished the speech and we heard the crowd applauding so we knew he'd be coming through the door any moment. The door swung open and the stream of people started to leave, but they weren't looking our way as they left. We didn't go through all that effort just to get a picture of the back of his head. Like Dana Carvey would say.. Nah-gah-do. So when Bush came through the door and started to walk away I screamed out from about 15 feet away.. "HEY GEORGE!" I don't know why I thought I was on a first name basis with the Veep, it just came out. It worked though. My yell caught his attention for about 2 seconds. He turned around and waved and Shelly snapped the picture. Perfect!
|HEY GEORGE! photo by Shelly Sute|
And this is cool, in Bush's presidential library there is an official photo from that same Wyandotte summer morning in 1988. I like the picture Shelly took better. Way more interesting to catch a bunch of secret service guys off guard like that.
Vice President and Mrs. Bush attend the July 4th Parade in Wyandotte, Michigan.
04 Jul 88