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Moose
10-10-2004, 03:28 AM
awright, put your tongues back in your mouths (ewww)

Campaign Aides Say Bush Was Not Wired
· The Mystery of the Jacket Bulge

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (Oct. 10) - Campaign aides to President Bush on Saturday laughed off rampant Internet speculation about whether the president was wired to get help from advisers during his first debate with Sen. John Kerry.

"It's not true. It's ridiculous," Bush campaign spokesman Scott Stanzel said.

The White House was flooded with calls about the bulge.

A still photo from television footage of Bush as he debated Kerry on Sept. 30 in Coral Gables, Fla., appears to show a small, boxy shape between the president's shoulder blades.

The New York Times and The Washington Post wrote stories about the rumors Saturday. Campaign officials declined to discuss it further because they weren't certain a bulge even existed and do not want to appear to take seriously what they consider a "wild accusation."

Robert Thompson, pop culture professor at Syracuse University, called the accusation "the biggest conspiracy theory" of the campaign to date.

"Until there's a credible source I'm not sure I buy it," he said.

Bloggers and others began to muse on various Web sites that the bulge could have been a radio receiver that the president's aides could use to give him answers during the debate.

One Web site, www.isbushwired.com, is devoted solely to the matter.

"Some people have been spending too many hours looking at left-wing conspiracy Web sites," Stanzel said. "Did you hear the one about Elvis moderating the third debate?"

http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20041009173409990004

Check out the photo at the link site - it definitely looks like something is attached to his back.

leah_jewel
10-10-2004, 04:44 AM
I think that is all just plain sillines especially since most of America believed that Bush tanked the FL debate anyways. If some left wing consiprators were going to start a rumor like that, they should have atleast used the Missouri debate where Bush did a heck of a lot better.

Moose
10-10-2004, 06:05 AM
maybe Georgy is growing a hunch!
Igor
No, it's Eyegore

shtexas
10-10-2004, 06:06 AM
Bush's suit jacket was probably poorly pressed. That's all. Fire the dry cleaner!

Kirkus
10-10-2004, 08:23 AM
If President Bush was wired and receiving coaching during the first debate, he needs to fire whoever was coaching him.

3mlm
10-10-2004, 11:34 AM
If President Bush was wired and receiving coaching during the first debate, he needs to fire whoever was coaching him.

My opinion, exactly.

meadfish
10-12-2004, 08:39 AM
I think the only real "bulge" issue should be the one labled "confirmed bulge" on this page!! :o
http://homepage.mac.com/c.shaw/BushBulges/PhotoAlbum15.html

Sebastien447
10-16-2004, 08:38 PM
FINALLY! I've uncovered the TRUTH! ;)

In the middle of an answer last night bush said, "now let me finish" as if someone was interrupting him- yet nobody did- he was talking to the person in his earpiece. Experts assume that Karl Rove was on the other end of the earpiece, but Bush claims that there was not. If he did have one, that would be illegal.

Bush claims that he was not listening to Karl Rove, but was listening to the soft rock band, Jounrey. He says that their music helps him relax during the debate, and blocks out John Kerry's flip-flops.

"When listening to the Journey song, Don’t Stop Believin’, I think about the path I am setting for freedom. I think about staying the course while turning the corner. I hope that people remember that I took a journey to Iraq, and that my buddies remember that I took a journey to serve...in a small Alabama bar," said Mr. Bush.

John Kerry said that he could hear Dick Cheney cussing from the very earpice Bush was wearing. George Bush says that is because Dick Cheney recorded a few tracks with the group, and that he plans to tour with them after the elections. The Vice President is expected to be in a secret location at this time, becuase Jounrey concerts are not greatly attended.

http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s9i6725