Friday, October 29, 2010

"W" was wired

You never know what you're going to find on Salon.comThis little tidbit comes to us in the spirit of the election season, only it's about six years after the fact.  Honestly, I'm surprised I didn't hear about it until now.

It seems that during the televised debates of the 2004 Presidential campaign, George W. Bush was wearing a device of one kind or another beneath his suit.  Here's the pic:



This analysis comes from a NASA engineer "using the same analysis method we use for photographs of the surfaces of other planets."  For record, I don't automatically take things as gospel just because they are uttered by someone from NASA.  Richard Hoagland is enough to keep me from that course of action.  But I digress...
At the time, Bush laughed off the notion of any kind of device affixed to him, preferring to blame the odd shaped mass on "a poorly tailored shirt."
My experience with analyzing photos is limited, but I'm willing to go out on a limb and say that it isn't the shirt.  So what the heck is it?  The aforementioned NASA engineer says that the outline is "consistent with a radio transmitter/receiver."  Was someone on his staff feeding him intel on the fly during the debates?  Was it an epidermal patch, injecting endorphins into his bloodstream at a slow and steady release?  Could it even have been a temporary implant of some kind?  I mean, seriously.  Come on.  What is it?
This all reminds me of the Bruce Sterling novel, Distraction, where a political candidate gets realtime status updates uploaded into his head, letting him know how an audience is reacting to what he is saying and how it is affecting the polls.  Did "W" have something like this?  I doubt that it goes that far, but I believe we are owed an explanation.  This is one confounding mystery that I must have an answer to...but probably never will.  After all, it's been this long so why would anyone cop to anything now?  

Then again this could explain the success of Sarah Palin...she's a replicant.
Think about it.  It would explain a great many things.  Plus, it sorta even sounds like "Republican."


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1 comment:

  1. On Facebook, Ghost Dogg asked: "Was someone pulling a Cyrano?"

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