Editorial Month-in-Review!!

Yes, you read right — this is going to be an editorial month-in-review not a week-in-review! As I’m sure most of you can guess, with weddings on our plate as well, the months of May and June can be extremely busy! I just have not found the time to update the blog until now!!Quite a bit happened over the last month! At the begining of the month, Obama announced that GM will now be Government Motors, as the US is taking over. I still cant help but wonder why GM’s CEO’s dont just meet with Ford’s CEO’s to follow their business model and solve their problems…. but hey, I’m just a photographer!
Friday, May 1st, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  US Homeland Security Director JANET NAPOLITANO listens to president BARACK OBAMA speak at the naturalization ceremony for active duty service members at the White House. The ceremony recognizes the contributions made by immigrant members of the U.S. armed forces. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: US Homeland Security Director JANET NAPOLITANO listens to president BARACK OBAMA speak at the naturalization ceremony for active duty service members at the White House. The ceremony recognizes the contributions made by immigrant members of the U.S. armed forces. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  With US Homeland Security Director JANET NAPOLITANO looking on, President BARACK OBAMA speaks at the naturalization ceremony for active duty service members at the White House. The ceremony recognizes the contributions made by immigrant members of the U.S. armed forces. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: With US Homeland Security Director JANET NAPOLITANO looking on, President BARACK OBAMA speaks at the naturalization ceremony for active duty service members at the White House. The ceremony recognizes the contributions made by immigrant members of the U.S. armed forces. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  U.S. Supreme Court appointee SONIA SOTOMAYOR meets with US Senator PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- U.S. Supreme Court appointee SONIA SOTOMAYOR meets with US Senator PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  U.S. Supreme Court appointee SONIA SOTOMAYOR meets with US Senator PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- U.S. Supreme Court appointee SONIA SOTOMAYOR meets with US Senator PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Moving on, here is some coverage of events unfolding on Capitol Hill, the most interesting of which was covering the GM and Chrysler CEO’s along with a panel full of dealership owners begging (literally) congress to reverse plans to close their dealerships.

Friday June 12th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  FRITZ HENDERSON (left), CEO of General Motors and JAMES PRESS, president of Chrysler LLC testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "GM and Chrysler Dealership Closures and Restructuring."...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday June 12th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- FRITZ HENDERSON (left), CEO of General Motors and JAMES PRESS, president of Chrysler LLC testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "GM and Chrysler Dealership Closures and Restructuring."…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 9th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  Treasury Secretary TIMOTHY GEITHNER testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on proposed budget estimates for FY2010 for the Treasury Department..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 9th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- Treasury Secretary TIMOTHY GEITHNER testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on proposed budget estimates for FY2010 for the Treasury Department..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)


The President hosted the Korean President at the White House as well in one of my first Rose Garden events that was not re-located to the East Room due to weather!

Tuesday June 16th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  Korean President LEE MYUNG-BAK and President BARACK OBAMA walk to the podiums set up in the rose garden outside of the White House...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 16th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- Korean President LEE MYUNG-BAK and President BARACK OBAMA walk to the podiums set up in the rose garden outside of the White House…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 16th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  Korean President LEE MYUNG-BAK  and President BARACK OBAMA leave the Rose Garden on the south lawn of the White House after speaking to the press...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 16th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- Korean President LEE MYUNG-BAK and President BARACK OBAMA leave the Rose Garden on the south lawn of the White House after speaking to the press…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Towards the end of the month, there was a huge accident on the DC Metro – for various reasons, including a replaced cell phone, with out all of my news-apps installed on it yet– I didnt hear about it until it was way too late to get any spot-news shots from the crash, but I did head down the next day to try to cover clean-up operations. But, I was met with disgruntled, out-of-shape and smoking on the job, DC police officers who besides threatening to arrest me multiple times (even though I was not crossing their police line) – could not even help me by telling me how to get back to my car – since they would not let me go the way I came. Obviously, these guys were just a wealth of information — I cant help but think if this accident had happened a mile or 2 north in Maryland, we would have had alot better police to deal with! I was on a time crunch to make another appointment, so I snapped really the only shot I could and headed over to Capitol Hill.

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  Rescue crews continue work to clean up the wreckage of a Metro train collision yesterday that left 7 dead ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- Rescue crews continue work to clean up the wreckage of a Metro train collision yesterday that left 7 dead ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-    House Minority Leader JOHN BOEHNER (right) and House Republican Conference Chairman MIKE PENCE (left) look on as Mississippi Governor HALEY BARBOUR speaks to the media regarding Democrats' 852-page plan for government-run healthcare, its impact on states and working families, and the need for a better solution...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- House Minority Leader JOHN BOEHNER (right) and House Republican Conference Chairman MIKE PENCE (left) look on as Mississippi Governor HALEY BARBOUR speaks to the media regarding Democrats' 852-page plan for government-run healthcare, its impact on states and working families, and the need for a better solution…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Finally, this month ended with the German Chancellor visiting Washington, and me chasing her around town! I’ve got to say, I am much more impressed by the German Chancellors motorcade full of 745 bmw’s than I am of our chevy/cadillac motorcade….. but with the government owning GM, I guess they will never go any other way!!

Friday June 26th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL and President BARACK OBAMA speak to the media in the East Room of the White House during the Chancellor's visit to Washington.....(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday June 26th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL and President BARACK OBAMA speak to the media in the East Room of the White House during the Chancellor's visit to Washington…..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday June 26th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  House Speaker NANCY PELOSI (D-Calif.) meets with German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL at the Capitol.  ....(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday June 26th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- House Speaker NANCY PELOSI (D-Calif.) meets with German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL at the Capitol. ….(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)