Bush Wired in "Debate"
Even though the "Debate" was really just a rigged, dual press conference, with previewed softball questions--and a gagged, hand-picked audience to boot--it was still difficult to believe that the man who Nelson Mandela said "cannot think properly" failed to make a single verbal gaffe while speaking without teleprompter for around 20 minutes.
Bush may not have misspoken but there was something very curious about his speaking style: the unnatural way he would be at a loss for words, pause a couple of seconds looking down at his lectern--as if listening--and then looking up, deliver a full sentence as if it had just come to him out of the blue. This occured several times during the "debate." He seemed to be getting live help. It was noted that Karl Rove was on hand at the Miami event. If he was not sitting in full view of the audience, then he's the likely candidate to have been the brain on the other end of Bush's wireless earpiece.
Consider also the following transcript evidence from an earlier Bush press conference:
Opinion: Bush Wired for Sound? (24 Dec 03)
Early in the Bush administration, commentators poked fun at his inability to accurately read a teleprompter. Then he seemed to improve. Some Bush watchers believe he now wears a hidden earplug of some kind and says whatever comes through to him from his (unseen) handlers. Hard evidence for this theory is hard to find but... consider this quote from a December 15th press conference.
After Bush makes a mistake (saying "commiserate" instead of "commensurate") he doesn't correct himself but rather appears to echo his unseen handlers frustrated comment.
George Bush: "I want to remind you all that in order to fight and win the war, it requires an expenditure of money that is commiserate with keeping a promise to our troops to make sure that they're well paid, well trained, well equipped. . . . See, without the tax relief package, there would have been a deficit, but there wouldn't have been the commiserate -- not 'commiserate' -- the kick to our economy that occurred as a result of the tax relief."