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Saturday, October 09, 2004

NYT's Eyes Drawn Toward Bush's Bulge

Sorry for my Friday vacation, but I brought back a double entendre to make it up.


What was that bulge in the back of President Bush's suit jacket at the presidential debate in Miami last week?

According to rumors racing across the Internet this week, the rectangular bulge visible between Mr. Bush's shoulder blades was a radio receiver, transmitting answers from an offstage counselor into a hidden presidential earpiece. The prime suspect was Karl Rove, Mr. Bush's powerful political adviser.

For those keeping track, this is not a new low for the Times, since, for this story, Bumiller has inconclusive photographic evidence.

(Cit.: Salon, MediaChannel, Is Bush Wired?)