Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Separated at Birth? Not ...

Am I the only reader who noticed an embarrassing error in The Washington Times last Wednesday?

As a courtesy to the newspaper's copy editors, I have waited a week to post this, hoping that a correction might be printed in the meantime. Unless I missed it, however, no correction has been forthcoming.

Perhaps I am the only one who noticed because the error appeared in the print edition of The Washington Times and not in its online edition.

What am I talking about? Last week, the Times printed an opinion article on page A4, part of its series called "Reinventing Conservatism," with the headline "Austin to Obama, Congress: Limited government works" and a byline of Rick Perry (the governor of Texas). (The headline in the online edition was "PERRY: Texas proves limited government works.")

But the photograph accompanying the article is one of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA7).

Here's the evidence:

Here's a closeup, for those with poor eyesight:

For comparison, here is a photo I took of Eric Cantor at the RPV convention in May 2009:

And here is an official photograph of Governor Rick Perry from the web site of the office of the Governor of Texas:

Can you see the resemblance? Neither can I.

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