"Stephan Savoia glowed about the picture he would take at the end of the Republican National Convention," writes Karen Brown Dunlap. "He planned it hours before the President's speech by suspending a camera high in Madison Square Garden for the right angle. He imagined the beauty of the moment, but he also growled in anger. 'The picture will be exactly what the White House wanted,' he said. It would show President George W. Bush surrounded by a cheering crowd, family, confetti, and balloons after his nomination acceptance speech. He would be standing on a special stage with the Presidential seal underfoot. 'Why do you think they put the Presidential seal on the floor?' Savoia said. "We're sucked into the photo op.'"
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