Monday, November 08, 2004

The Ear-Piece Theory

I first came across the Ear-piece theory from an American blogger (whose url eludes me at the moment). Netizens are wondering if indeed Dubya sports an ear-piece every time he needs to talk to the press, hold conferences or address the public. Certainly during the Presidential debates, some quarters seem convinced that there is indeed a tell-tale "bulge" on Bush's back suggesting some sort of...device prompting him during the arguments.

A leading NASA scientist who normally spends his days analyzing and enhancing photo images sent across the depths of space by the Cassini and other space probes has turned his expertise to images of the president in his three debates. His conclusion: "George Bush is obviously wearing something -- probably a receiver of some kind -- under his jacket for each debate."

You will clearly see the pictures here. When questioned about said bulge in the morning show Good Morning America (the US version of Unang Hirit or Breakfast), Dubya laughed it off with; "I'm embarrassed to say it's a poorly tailored shirt."

Major newspapers hesitated to publish articles addressing said bulge for fear of influencing the results, so close to election time.

Isn't it strange how the United States' politics seem to be copying ours? They now have celebrities-turned-politicos, widely publicized allegations of government and business graft and corruption (Enron, Halliburton) and now a doozy, puppet, not-so-sharp president. Wow...isn't it a weird, weird world?


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