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10 October 2004

Bush's Battle of the Bulge...

Bush's bulge stirs media rumours

A bulge in the back of President George W Bush's suit jacket during the first TV debate with John Kerry has triggered rumours that he was wired to get help.
Internet websites alleged the apparent bulge, during last week's debate in Miami, was a radio receiver feeding him answers from an offstage aide.

The Bush campaign dismissed the claims, saying it was just a wrinkle in the presidential jacket. It also denied some web reports that Mr Bush was wearing a bullet-proof vest. "People have been spending too much time dealing with Internet conspiracies. It's ridiculous," Bush campaign manager Scott Stanzel was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency. Another campaign official said it was nothing more than a question of tailoring.

First it was Kerry's crib-notes, now it seems Bush was wired...

Whats next, psychics helping Kerry to predict Bush's answers? Hosts being paid-off to help Bush look good?

1 comment:

Blind Tangerine Jones said...

Where is the typographic blogswarm now? Seriously, whatever else it was, that Rathergate thing taught a lot of people a lot of things about a cool but obscure subject, the same way Clinton's bypass generated a lot of public education about cardiac care. I want to read tons of testimony from expert tailors, stuffy old Hong Kong Chinese guys and Saville Row toffs; I want to see obscure freelance seamstress-bloggers get an unexpected, server-crashing, ego-gratifying load of hits!

Maybe it was some kind of shoulder-enhancing patch sewed in back there. Or maybe that kind of wrinkling is to be expected given that particular way of designing a lapel to support a large flag pin. C'mon, blogosphere! Distract me with the details! I love this stuff!