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#1    Talon

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 12:27 AM

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.

"There was nothing under his suit jacket," Nicolle Devenish, the Bush campaign's communications director, told the New York Times newspaper.

"It was most likely a rumpling of that portion of his suit jacket, or a wrinkle in the fabric," Ms Devenish added.

President Bush's tailor later said that the bulge was nothing more than a pucker along the jacket's back seam, according to the Seattle Times newspaper.

Georges de Paris, who made the suit worn by Mr Bush, said the bulge was accentuated when the president crossed his arms and leaned forward.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/worl...cas/3730364.stm


Edited by Talon S., 11 October 2004 - 12:28 AM.

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 12:37 AM

QUOTE(Talon S. @ Oct 10 2004, 08:27 PM)
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.

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If Bush was cheating, he did a bad job of it.  He looked aweful in that first debate.

Note that the source of this was BBC, which has a definate anti-war, anti-bush bias.  I believe that they have even been busted for misreporting news from Iraq to further their anti-war agenda.


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Posted 11 October 2004 - 12:43 AM

Kerry was acused of cheating only a week ago, nobody was so quick to question the source then

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 12:46 AM

QUOTE(Talon S. @ Oct 11 2004, 01:43 AM)
Kerry was acused of cheating only a week ago, nobody was so quick to question the source then

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It wasnt on any major news source. I knew it, like this, was BS.

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 01:46 AM

QUOTE(Stellar @ Oct 10 2004, 08:46 PM)
QUOTE(Talon S. @ Oct 11 2004, 01:43 AM)
Kerry was acused of cheating only a week ago, nobody was so quick to question the source then

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It wasnt on any major news source. I knew it, like this, was BS.

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The Kerry thing came from the drudge report, which has a known conservative bias.  So the Kerry cheating allegation is just as silly.


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Posted 11 October 2004 - 01:48 AM

I still don't get why it matters laugh.gif Surely you elect people on their policies not debating skills

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 01:50 AM

QUOTE(Talon S. @ Oct 10 2004, 09:48 PM)
I still don't get why it matters laugh.gif Surely you elect people on their policies not debating skills

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It shouldn't, but too many people only watch the debates to make up their mind, or only catch odd bits of news like this one.


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Posted 11 October 2004 - 02:02 AM

Like Party Conferences in the UK, only they do it in the same show and people actually care? laugh.gif

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 06:16 AM

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"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.


If it's so ridiculous why do they even respond to it?

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It shouldn't, but too many people only watch the debates to make up their mind, or only catch odd bits of news like this one


Also ever since Nixon looked so bad compared to Kennedy and lost the election the importance of the debates has been over inflated.



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Posted 11 October 2004 - 06:43 AM

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If it's so ridiculous why do they even respond to it?


so people know their point of view?
it would be like allegations Kerry slept with John Edwards, sure they are rediculous, but if it were to get out into the mainstream press i think it would be quite reasonable for Kerry to respond?

hell they just did a new peice on it over here in australia. What a joke, did Bush have a bulge during the second debate?

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 10:31 AM

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Bush's bulge stirs rumours


...huh!!!    

ohhh... the bulge in his back  sad.gif  Thought they were talking about something else!!!  blush.gif  w00t.gif

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 01:55 PM

.....  blink.gif ...  laugh.gif

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 02:15 PM

*LOL* that's funny

Does this remind anyone else of Kindergarten?

"He Cheated!"

"He Cheated First!"

"He had PAPER"

"He had a bulge!!"

"He called me a liar!"

"He called me a liberal!"

"MOMMY!!"
"MOMMY"

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 08:32 PM

Good one Lottie laugh.gif laugh.gif



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Note that the source of this was BBC, which has a definate anti-war, anti-bush bias. I believe that they have even been busted for misreporting news from Iraq to further their anti-war agenda.

Yes, the BBC is extremely biased, this is why I never take it as a serious news source.
Too bad so many smart brits still have faith in it though.

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 08:45 PM

i was going to say it could have been a part of the mics that you clip on your shirt, but then i remembered that they had mics on the podiums tongue.gif  blush.gif

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