Questions are being raised regarding the bulge on Bush’s back in this photo from the presidential debate. Was Bush wired to his handlers? And he still got his ass handed to him?
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This bulge was not photoshopped. First, I actually remember seeing it as I watched the debate live. However, 3 pints of Bitburger had supressed my conspiracy gland. Secondly, the Salon journalist actually tracked down a copy of the debate to verify. For all you who will respond to this post with something resembling, “U GUYS SUCK! ALWAYS MAKING STUFF UP! BUSH AND CHAINEY WILL WIN! DIE FORM THE EARTH LIBERUL SCUMBAGS!”, I ask that you at least verify the bulge yourself before the accusations.
I am not saying it was necessarily a wire (which would be in complete violation of the “debate contract”, btw). However, it is interesting that part of the contract did contain a demand by the Bush camp to disallow any shots of the candidates from behind. Also interesting is that Bush spokespersons have refused to answer calls as to what that bulge was. If you have nothing to hide, why not tell us what it is?
thanks to Patrick Rock for the link