Friday, September 5, 2008

Abe Returns to Republican Convention


Is this really a reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln who showed up at this week's Republican National Convention? Perhaps, perhaps not. The Missouri delegate, George Engelbach, looks more like Lincoln than do most Lincoln portrayers. Pretty uncanny resemblance. Even his nose is right.

No profound statements here. Just a photo of a guy who looks like Abe.

4 comments:

Christy said...

Fabulous! This is an uncanny resemblance - one of the best I've seen.

Mini Choco-Pretzels said...

It could pass for Madame Tussuad's!

http://www.dcpages.com/gallery/d/80762-2/DSC06468.jpg

Jason M. Rubin said...

As if Lincoln would recognize the Republican party at this point in time. While he always will belong to the people, ideologically he'd be much more aligned with the Democrats.

Geoff Elliott said...

Jason,

I'd tend to agree. The party of Lincoln pretty much has ceased being that party. This began in the 1960's with the advent of the conservatives and evangelicals under Reagan. The neo-cons have completed the coup. Government "of the people, by the people, for the people" has become government "of the rich, by the powerful, for the neocons" especially in the past 8 years.

 
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