Whatever else one may think about the president, we can now state with absolute certainty that George Bush, the man who claims to be bringing godliness and integrity to the White House, is a cheap liar.
Check out the pictures above, obtained by Salon Magazine yesterday from D. Robert M. Nelson, a top photo analyst with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Nelson, a 30-year veteran at JPL, used his expertise at enhancing photos from space probes (he's in charge of analyzing the new photos just sent of Saturn's moon Titan by the Cassini space probe) to look at photos taken from the videotape of Bush's back in the first presidential debate.
Recall that Bush, when asked about the much-discussed mystery bulge under his jacket during the debate by ABC's "Good Morning America" reporter Charles Gibson, said it was the result of a "badly tailored shirt." He assured Gibson in that interview, as members of his White House and campaign staff have assured me and other reporters, that there were "no electronics devices" on him in the debate.
Uh-huh. (Check out the wire clearly seen running from whatever is under there up onto his right shoulder.)
Some shirt wrinkle there Mr. President. You should fire whoever does your ironing.
So now we have the big question: When will the corporate media ask the president about this huge whopper? When will the gaggle of sycophants called the campaign press demand that he and his campaign explain what he's wearing?
It is increasingly clear that the president, in all three debates, was wearing a device--almost certainly a radio receiver connected to a wireless earpiece hidden in his ear canal--with which to receive help with his answers.
So far that corporate media has been reduced to letting its comedy shows make jokes about the bulge, with the more enterprising reporters seeking out tailors--among them the presidential tailor--to make the preposterous claim that the president was just the victim of a badly tailored suit--an alibi that the president himself shot down by laying the blame on his shirt.
"I've been trying to get the attention of the mainstream media about these photos for several weeks," says a frustrated Dr. Nelson, who has deferred working on the excitiing pictures of smog-shrouded Titan while he contines analyzing what's under the lie-shrouded presidential jacket.
And where's Sen. John Kerry?
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Stay tuned for photo analysis of the bulge seen in video footage of debates 2 and 3.