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Bush Blames Poorly Made Shirt for Bulge

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tm....h_bulge Bush Blames Poorly Made Shirt for Bulge Tue Oct 26,10:29 AM ET WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) sees the value "” and the humor "” in the idea that aides could secretly feed him advice through a radio receiver hidden on his back. "Please explain to me how it works so maybe if I were ever to debate again I could figure it out," Bush said Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America." After television cameras showed a box-shaped bulge on his back during the first presidential debate, Internet bloggers wondered whether Bush had been wired to receive help with his responses from aides such as White House communications director Dan Bartlett and senior adviser Karen Hughes. When asked about the bulge that appeared as he and Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) debated Sept. 30 in Coral Gables, Fla., Bush tantalized conspiracy theorists by saying, "Well, you know, Karen Hughes and Dan Bartlett had rigged up a sound system ..." "You are getting in trouble," responded host Charles Gibson. "I don't know what that is," Bush said. "I mean, it is "” I'm embarrassed to say it's a poorly tailored shirt." Bush said there was no sound system or electrical signal. "I guess the assumption was that if I were straying off course they would ... kind of like a hunting dog, they would punch a buzzer and I would jerk back into place," Bush said. "That's just absurd." The Bush campaign laughed off the speculation when it first blossomed on the Internet and then cropped up in news stories.
     
  2. Doctor Crane

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    Alright, before this gets into some sort of flame war, which I'm inclined to think it will, let me just ask who cares? Is there really a point in continuing this conspiracy theory anymore? After all, I thought it was the enlightened democrat's job to remain on topic as well as message while the stupid republicans brought up the petty, sideshow, distracting issues.
     
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    how would a poorly tailored shirt show up thru a suit like that? If it's a poorly tailored item it's got to be the suit, right?
     
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    I don't see a flame war coming of this... I thought it was for humor. At least I hope so, because I thought it was funny.
     
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    Interestingly, Georges de Paris says it's his fault. [​IMG] Would you trust a tailor who looked like that?. Link. (Does that mean we can blame the French? [​IMG] )
     
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    Unless he changed his name into Georges de Blair, or de Sydney, or de Crawford. let's kick him out of the country.
     
  7. matadorpoeta

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    what's wrong with how georges is dressed? he looks fine except that his tie is a bit long for my taste.

    i probably don't fall under the category of conspiracy theorist, but i don't believe one who asserts that a conspiracy is going on should be dismissed so quickly. it bugs me when i hear people say, "that's just a conspiracy theory," as though it automatically means the guy is wrong.
     
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    Is there really a point in continuing this conspiracy theory anymore?
    i probably don't fall under the category of conspiracy theorist, but i don't believe one who asserts that a conspiracy is going on should be dismissed so quickly. it bugs me when i hear people say, "that's just a conspiracy theory," as though it automatically means the guy is wrong.
    I think its his hair, not his tie.
     
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    My professional opinion is that it was an armored vest, as the President usually wears one in public (my friend who is a Secret Service agent tells me this). Having made suits for several people who wear body armor, it is difficult to get a great disguise fit as it doesn't move with the body fluidly and from the photos I observed, it looked just like body armor. The White House isn't going to come out and say this because the do not ever comment on security items, so just blame it on the tailor for not shortening the back enough.
     
  10. zjpj83

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    What's wrong with Georges de Paris? He looks like an oompa loompa
     
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    It's not meant to start any kind of flame war. I just think it's funny that they even responded to the claims.

    Personally, I think it's the cover to his retractable evil alien robot bug wings, but that's just me.
     
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    C'Mon, J., everbody knows the earth ruler aliens are reptilian...

    Perhaps he just doesn't know the difference?.
     
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    Personally, I think it's the cover to his retractable evil alien robot bug wings, but that's just me.
    C'Mon, J., everbody knows the earth ruler aliens are reptilian... ....
    my monkeyman overlords would beg to differ.
     
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    Kent Brockman told me they were giant ants.
     
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    Well who's right? This seems important if we are to take back the world for humankind. Has anyone seen pictures of Kerry without a jacket on?
     
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    Poorly tailored shirt? I mean this would something Fidel Castro would say ..

    I really expect better excuse from president of USA. I mean something like "I was bending over, of course there is going to be a bulge. I' sure John Kerry's shirt bulge too if he bend over"
     
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    I have always expected better excuses from the President, and that is why I hope Bush does not stay in office. His excuses are pitiful.
     
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    whatever else one says about his look, he can never be accused of conformity, and that's a victory in itself.
     
  19. zjpj83

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    Looks like Kerry would have to blame T&A. [​IMG]
     
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    Now that John is campaigning with Clinton he really should have the slogan "John Kerry -- the new JFK -- vows to bring T&A back into the White House."
     

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