Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/11

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Subject: [Leica] Unlurking for Reagan War Story
From: Cmrausr at (
Date: Fri Jun 11 20:14:58 2004

With the increased press corps numbers, and increased security, I doubt that 
it's as easy to get spontaneous images, although the Reagan press office 
mightily to make sure we only saw what they wanted to see. Reagan's 
personality was such that he made things happen every once in a while. But 
if you 
blinked, you missed it.

I do know that the camera car which used to be just a few car lengths behind 
the President's limo, is now much farther back, which makes it much tougher 
get up to the limo itself if necessary.

<< Thanks Scott, very interesting.

Do photographers still get to follow GWB around in the same way you did with


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From: [] 
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 4:13 PM
Subject: [Leica] Unlurking for Reagan War Story

I guess this is a good way to reintroduce myself to folks after mostly 
lurking for several years. I was lucky to spend both the Reagan terms
working in 
Washington for the AP, spending much of my time antagonizing the Reagans by 
looking for those rare moments of spontaneous reaction in a closely managed
House. It was a fun time.

Sal knows what I mean.

The URL is my five minute of local fame, hope you folks enjoy the war story.