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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2012, 07:08:25 pm »
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I think the Kennedy portraits are the best...
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« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2012, 09:56:44 pm »
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Some official portraits can be really good, though. For instance, Gov. Lawton Chiles (D-FL), has a pretty nice portrait (you can see the 'Old Florida' hunting lodge in the back, a raccoon (for his 'he-coon' image), lots of other cool stuff in it).

yeah that'd be a great picture if it wasn't for the portrait part.
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« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2012, 06:00:57 pm »
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Nowadays, formal portraiture has no point; a waste of taxpayer dollars. Take a picture on instagram and be done with it.
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« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2012, 06:34:33 pm »
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Nowadays, formal portraiture has no point; a waste of taxpayer dollars. Take a picture on instagram and be done with it.

... but they're pretty...
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« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2012, 07:50:30 pm »
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Ottawa used to do portraits of our mayors. Now they use their official photographs, and make them look like paintings to save money.
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« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2012, 12:11:56 am »
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These look like something that would be auctioned off at some podunk country fair.
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« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2012, 06:38:03 am »
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Nowadays, formal portraiture has no point; a waste of taxpayer dollars. Take a picture on instagram and be done with it.

... but they're pretty...

This dude was Governor for three days and gets a portrait:



Btw, I think most of the Florida gubernatorial portraits are pretty decent.
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« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2012, 06:43:01 am »
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Quote from: George W. Bush
When you are wandering these halls as you wrestle with tough decisions, you will now be able to gaze at this portrait and ask, ‘What would George do?

...and if you do the exact opposite, you will probably have taken the right decision.
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« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2012, 06:55:56 am »
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Nowadays, formal portraiture has no point; a waste of taxpayer dollars. Take a picture on instagram and be done with it.

... but they're pretty...

This dude was Governor for three days and gets a portrait:



Btw, I think most of the Florida gubernatorial portraits are pretty decent.

Buddy MacKay was governor for 23 days but he gets a portrait too.
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« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2012, 01:42:40 pm »
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Nowadays, formal portraiture has no point; a waste of taxpayer dollars. Take a picture on instagram and be done with it.

It's just a tradition.
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« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2012, 01:46:39 pm »
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vacant stares, lifeless bodies.
Caught the essence of those two, then.
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« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2012, 01:49:46 pm »
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The portraits are ok but the ceremony was very nice.
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« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2012, 08:25:32 pm »
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Laura's is nice, I suppose. I like her dress. Telling how we're more preoccupied with the chairs than them, though.
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« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2012, 09:28:39 am »
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Nowadays, formal portraiture has no point; a waste of taxpayer dollars. Take a picture on instagram and be done with it.

... but they're pretty...

This dude was Governor for three days and gets a portrait:



Btw, I think most of the Florida gubernatorial portraits are pretty decent.

Buddy MacKay was governor for 23 days but he gets a portrait too.


Well, full 20 days more than Mixson.
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« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2012, 06:57:06 pm »
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I think the Kennedy portraits are the best...

Funny thing, it was actually RFK who posed for that.
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