Welcome to Slate’s first caption contest of 2012. (You can see highlights from the 2011 caption contest here.) All we’re going to say is that this photo was taken in Iowa. Post your captions—20 words or fewer—in the comments section.
The winner: Howard Knut Thompson
Former president Bush meets with the 2012 republican candidates.
Runner-up: Paul Arthur
Happy, Sneezy, Bashful, Doc, Grumpy... meet Dopey.
The actual caption:
US President George W. Bush (R) and First Lady Laura Bush (2nd R) receive a basket of gifts from children dressed as elves (L-R) Hugo Carney, Luke Hohlt, Catherine MacKinnon, Paul McSlarrow and Natalie Norr, as well as an unidentified assistant, prior to a taping of a "Christmas in Washington" at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, 09 December 2007. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
TODAY IN SLATE
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Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?