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February 13, 2004
Smile, you're on Dork TV!

Krugman has a point. Why is this year's budget larded with pictures of Bush? What kind of raging egomania are we dealing with, anyhow?

He's got feet of clay, Karl. Don't let your personal passion for him make you look even sillier than you do already after having bought him the White House.

Posted by AnneZook at 09:46 AM


I don't think it's an ego thing. I think it's very calculated to highlight image over substance.

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at February 13, 2004 10:29 AM

If that's the case, I feel sorry for them. He's not much of an image.

But maybe it was a calculated move on their part? They're hoping everyone will argue about the photos and no one will look at the content?

You always hear that presidents worry about their "legacy," you know? Bush, if he has a brain, has to be squirming if he thinks about his.

Posted by: Anne at February 13, 2004 10:40 AM

I was a Russian linguist/intelligence analyst in the Air Force and had to read Soviet newspapers and magazines as part of my job.

Every picture of a Soviet office had framed portraits of Lenin and the current Soviet leader on the wall.

I had a small giggling fit when Nixon replace LBJ and throughout the thousands of government offices of the US, thousands of pictures of LBJ were replaced with pictures of Nixon.

The fit was brought on by a young "Airperson" having to climb on chair to perform this vital military function while saying "What's his problem, doesn't he think we'll recognize him?"

The Sergeant helping her replied "If I was him, I wouldn't want the military to know what I looked like."

Posted by: Bryan at February 13, 2004 10:48 AM

Yes Anne, that's exactly what I meant. Classic "Wizard of Oz" misdirection. Everyone look at the cool halos, nobody pay attention to the bumbler behind the curtain.

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at February 13, 2004 10:54 AM

ROFL, Bryan! That's classic. :)

Elayne - Can anyone explain to me if I should be afraid of these people or circulating a petition to have them tested for mental competency?

Posted by: Anne at February 13, 2004 11:40 AM