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Edwards Tells Leno Theory on Bush 'Lump'
yahoo.com ^ | October 13, 2004 1 hour, 1 minute ago | Michael R. Blood

Posted on 10/13/2004 7:01:25 AM PDT by crushelits





BURBANK, Calif. - John Edwards (news - web sites) has a theory about what was hidden underneath an unusual wrinkle that appeared on the back of President Bush (news - web sites)'s suit jacket during his first debate with John Kerry (news - web sites).

"I think it was his battery," a grinning Edwards told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday.

"I think tomorrow, before the debate, John Kerry ought to pat him down," Edwards said, referring to the final Bush-Kerry matchup, scheduled for Wednesday in Arizona.

The Democratic vice presidential nominee, making his second appearance on the comedian's stage this year, was in turns silly and serious while chatting about issues from Iraq (news - web sites) to chubby Secret Service agents.

Leno asked Edwards if he could beat the president in a foot race.

Edwards, who said he jogged about five miles Tuesday, reminded the audience he played football as a student. Bush, he noted, was on a cheering squad.

Bush "was on the side, with his pompoms," the North Carolina senator said. "I don't know, can you run fast with those cheerleading outfits on?"

Earlier, at a campaign stop in Colorado, Edwards attacked President Bush and Cheney as "out of touch." He didn't let up on Leno's show.

When Leno showed a clip of Kerry windsurfing, Edwards said, "If I had to spend 90 minutes on a stage with George Bush (news - web sites), I'd want to clear my head too."

During the first debate between the presidential candidates, a camera glimpsed what looked like a rectangular lump between Bush's shoulder blades. Bush's campaign aides have laughed off rampant Internet speculation that the president was wired to get help from advisers.

Edwards' one-day trip to California was somewhat unusual. The presidential race has largely bypassed the Democratic-leaning state, which is viewed as an all but certain win for the Kerry-Edwards ticket in November. Al Gore (news - web sites) carried the state in 2000 by 12 percentage points.

The last time Edwards was in the state was nearly three months ago. He was also scheduled to attend a fund-raiser in San Francisco on Tuesday night.



TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; debate; earpiece; edwards; leno; lump; silkpony; theory
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1 posted on 10/13/2004 7:01:25 AM PDT by crushelits
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To: crushelits

That second picture of Edwards should be captioned:

"I'm a dork!"


2 posted on 10/13/2004 7:04:36 AM PDT by Sister_T (Democrats AND The Partisan Press are the REAL enemies to freedom in the world!)
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To: crushelits

Yes, let's have an UNANNOUNCED strip search for both sides prior to the debate. Then we can take Kerry's note card away from him.


3 posted on 10/13/2004 7:05:10 AM PDT by Heartland Mom (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: crushelits
"I think tomorrow, before the debate, John Kerry ought to pat him down," Edwards said,

Kerry would probably like that. Too much.

4 posted on 10/13/2004 7:05:25 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: crushelits

"John Kerry pats me down all the time."


5 posted on 10/13/2004 7:06:35 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Visualize Smaller Government)
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To: crushelits

Lots and lots of anger among them Democrats...they remind me of a bunch of angry wasps whose nest has been disturbed.


6 posted on 10/13/2004 7:07:33 AM PDT by eleni121 (Take back the Supreme Court!)
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To: crushelits

John Edwards is such a weenie.


7 posted on 10/13/2004 7:08:21 AM PDT by RockinRight (John Kerry is the wrong candidate, for the wrong country, at the wrong time)
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To: crushelits

All lame jokes, I've made a few myself. Does anyone have a theory about what it really was? It looked like some kind of weird suit label or something to me. I just can't believe someone could be wired in such a way (with an invisible ear piece - do they even make them? Why don't secret services wear them?). Further, even if it were true that Bush was wired, I doubt it would have helped at all. Bush is best when he is just being Bush.


8 posted on 10/13/2004 7:09:45 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: crushelits

I think Bush could make a joke out of it by taking off his jacket, turning around, pulling up his shirt, etc.


9 posted on 10/13/2004 7:10:57 AM PDT by tkathy (There will be no world peace until all thuggocracies are gone from the earth.)
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To: rhombus

We've seen the so called bulge, let's see a pic of the ear piece.


10 posted on 10/13/2004 7:12:53 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush)
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To: rhombus

Above is a picture of the mystery bulge.

11 posted on 10/13/2004 7:15:38 AM PDT by SuperSonic (We will win with W!!)
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To: crushelits

Somebody needs to show that sissy Edwards the picture of Dubya playing RUGBY and smashing the opposing team player in the face.


12 posted on 10/13/2004 7:17:30 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SuperSonic

Looks like a wrinkle to me. Oh well...


13 posted on 10/13/2004 7:18:09 AM PDT by kimmie7 (I saw a Kerry bumper sticker on a trash can today. FINALLY, truth in advertising!)
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To: Proudly Republican

As I predicted, the Dems are still whining about the pres wearing a bulletproof vest but no one even mentions anymore that Kerry distinctly took something out of his pocket (white and rectangular) before the first debate.

All parties are created equal, but some are more equal than others.


14 posted on 10/13/2004 7:18:31 AM PDT by Frank L
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

Someone should remind the Silky Pony that the Naval Academy has male Cheerleaders on the sidelines too. When they graduate, they are called Marines. Would Opie Matlock like to make "pom pom" comments to them?


15 posted on 10/13/2004 7:19:00 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Here it is:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1189139/posts


16 posted on 10/13/2004 7:19:03 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: rhombus

Ballistic vest hardware...


17 posted on 10/13/2004 7:20:02 AM PDT by TXnMA
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To: Sister_T

Has anyone thought it might be a bullet proof vest?


18 posted on 10/13/2004 7:20:03 AM PDT by yeetch!
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To: yeetch!

Saw it during the live broadcast, and immediately identified it as ballistic protection...


19 posted on 10/13/2004 7:22:25 AM PDT by TXnMA
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To: crushelits

Bush would have an instant win if it was revealed that he was packin' heat.


20 posted on 10/13/2004 7:23:21 AM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: crushelits

Bush would have an instant win if it was revealed that he was packin' heat.


21 posted on 10/13/2004 7:23:44 AM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: crushelits

I had the unfortunate experience of shaking Edwards' slimey hand on Monday in Des Moines, Iowa. I was there for business and he was politicking in the lobby of my hotel. Everyone kept telling him "you have my vote"... i didn't say a word.


22 posted on 10/13/2004 7:23:48 AM PDT by RushCrush (Defeat Daschle! Donate to John Thune at www.johnthune.com)
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To: crushelits

I had the unfortunate experience of shaking Edwards' slimey hand on Monday in Des Moines, Iowa. I was there for business and he was politicking in the lobby of my hotel. Everyone kept telling him "you have my vote"... i didn't say a word.


23 posted on 10/13/2004 7:23:48 AM PDT by RushCrush (Defeat Daschle! Donate to John Thune at www.johnthune.com)
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To: crushelits
Edwards, who said he jogged about five miles Tuesday, reminded the audience he played football as a student. Bush, he noted, was on a cheering squad.

Hey, Johnny Boy. Bush played rugby also. Let's see you get into with him on the field. They didn't wear all that padding you footballers wear.
24 posted on 10/13/2004 7:24:23 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: crushelits
Edwards needs to read this:
Bushs' Racing Record

And the bulge looks like a bulletproof vest. Saw a lot of those while watching 24 on TV.

25 posted on 10/13/2004 7:25:01 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Save a Democrat! Vote Republican!)
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To: RushCrush
I would have shouted, at the top of my voice:

Kerry, sign your Form 180 so America can learn the truth about you!!


26 posted on 10/13/2004 7:26:46 AM PDT by TXnMA
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To: yeetch!

I was assuming it was a bullet proof vest, has that been confirmed? Was Kerry wearing one?

Kerry's suits are baggier because he is so skinny.


27 posted on 10/13/2004 7:27:06 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: SuperSonic

Actually, I've seen another picture that looked different than this one. The one I saw actually looked square. This one looks more like a wire. Doctored?


28 posted on 10/13/2004 7:27:08 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: crushelits

does anyone have pics of w in his cheerleading costume. He probably has a cute "up with people" wholesome look. If he is as sexy as he was in his fighter jet, I wanna copy for my collection.


29 posted on 10/13/2004 7:27:13 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: RushCrush

Did you go back to your room and wash your hand for an hour?


30 posted on 10/13/2004 7:27:21 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: DJ MacWoW

This is obviously a bullet proof vest. The stupid idiots in the media are saying "the White House denied that." Of course they would.


31 posted on 10/13/2004 7:29:33 AM PDT by TheExploited (R-Illinois)
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To: crushelits
Edwards, who said he jogged about five miles Tuesday, reminded the audience he played football as a student. Bush, he noted, was on a cheering squad. Bush "was on the side, with his pompoms," the North Carolina senator said. "I don't know, can you run fast with those cheerleading outfits on?"

In addition to hanging out with the hotties on the cheerleading squad, the future president also played rugby. I don't think the Breck boy would want to mess with him!

32 posted on 10/13/2004 7:38:57 AM PDT by HenryLeeII ("I own a lumber company? Didn't know that. ... ... Want some wood?" -GWB, Oct. 8, 2004)
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To: TheExploited

Does anyone know if Whiplash was referring to playing football in HS or college? I ask because he never played football in college. A co-worker was saying Whiplash told Leno he played in college at Clemson & pundits this morning were saying that was bull. He said they had some former Clemson players from the day on various shows who said they never even heard of 'ol Whiplash.

Maybe Whiplash was jealous because sKerry had that swiftboat story and he didn't have anything to lie about!


33 posted on 10/13/2004 7:39:42 AM PDT by Littlejon
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To: yeetch!
Has anyone thought it might be a bullet proof vest?

Yes. He was, after all, in the presence of Kerry who is an admitted war criminal and a Democrat - so I'm sure the Secret Service had plenty to worry about regarding the president's security!

34 posted on 10/13/2004 7:42:07 AM PDT by HenryLeeII ("I own a lumber company? Didn't know that. ... ... Want some wood?" -GWB, Oct. 8, 2004)
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To: SuperSonic

Looks like a protective flack (body armor) jacket under the suit.. I'd wear one too if I were in room full of MSM demonRat lovers !!!


35 posted on 10/13/2004 7:45:19 AM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: crushelits

Bulletproof vest??? That's what it looks like to me.


37 posted on 10/13/2004 7:48:47 AM PDT by truthseeker2
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To: rhombus
"Further, even if it were true that Bush was wired, I doubt it would have helped at all."

Don't go there; even with an 'even'. . .He wasn't! Maybe he wears some bullet proof thing that protects his spine; maybe it was just an ill-fitting jacket.

The bigger point is just how the Left succeeds in creating a distraction from the real grievance. WE KNOW John Kerry removed from his pocket; a white note card(s). We KNOW that; and yet. . .President Bush gets the innuendo; the conspiracy attacks. . .and lastly, the jokes.

If the Repubs could do as well, telling the truth; as the Left does, promoting their lies; imagine where we would be.

38 posted on 10/13/2004 7:48:56 AM PDT by cricket (Don't lose your head. . vote Republican. . .)
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To: rhombus; All
Further more. . .I think we should start questioning the size of that Kerry chin. . .

I think he has a battery-pack stored inside that chin and it is wired through the inside of his neck up to his left ear.

What else could explain that large and long, rectangular shape that sits below his lower lip?

39 posted on 10/13/2004 7:54:49 AM PDT by cricket (Don't lose your head. . vote Republican. . .)
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To: SuperSonic

I think the picture just shows that Bush has a spine.

Something which Kerry and Edwards are unable to recognize, having never seen one in a mirror or on a close associate.


40 posted on 10/13/2004 7:58:58 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Fair Paul

"Did you go back to your room and wash your hand for an hour?"
Yes, after I got done laughing at his greasy hair and the fact that I am taller (I'm a girl) HAHAAA!!!!


41 posted on 10/13/2004 8:02:41 AM PDT by RushCrush (Defeat Daschle! Donate to John Thune at www.johnthune.com)
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To: Fair Paul

"Did you go back to your room and wash your hand for an hour?"
Yes, after I got done laughing at his greasy hair and the fact that I am taller (I'm a girl) HAHAAA!!!!


42 posted on 10/13/2004 8:02:41 AM PDT by RushCrush (Defeat Daschle! Donate to John Thune at www.johnthune.com)
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To: SuperSonic

Well, that does look weird. I'll give the conspiracy nuts that much.


43 posted on 10/13/2004 8:04:16 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: TheExploited

It looks like there is a wire going up the right side of his shoulder. These are the first debates I've really watched - are the not supposed to wear earpieces?


44 posted on 10/13/2004 8:05:28 AM PDT by TightyRighty
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To: yeetch!

You think everyone in that room wasn't thoroughly checked for explosives and weapons. I can understand at thw 2001 WS in Yankee Stadium, but that would seem overkill in this setting.


45 posted on 10/13/2004 8:06:30 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: SJSAMPLE
Somebody needs to show that sissy Edwards the picture of Dubya playing RUGBY and smashing the opposing team player in the face.

Hey, I wanna see that picture!!

46 posted on 10/13/2004 8:10:24 AM PDT by Sister_T (Democrats AND The Partisan Press are the REAL enemies to freedom in the world!)
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To: Littlejon
Does anyone know if Whiplash was referring to playing football in HS or college? I ask because he never played football in college.
There was an AP article back in July that included info on Edwards being a walk-on at Clemson for one year. It included a quote from a player who was on the team with Edwards as well as a photo of Edwards in his uniform. When he didn't get a football scholarship, he transferred to NC State because he couldn't afford to stay at Clemson.
47 posted on 10/13/2004 8:10:56 AM PDT by drjimmy
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To: Sister_T

Never mind! Saw it! Whoa!


48 posted on 10/13/2004 8:14:52 AM PDT by Sister_T (Democrats AND The Partisan Press are the REAL enemies to freedom in the world!)
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To: crushelits

I dont recall President Bush and VP Dan Qualye treating slickwillie and algore with utter contempt even though they had many chances at it. And correct me if I am wrong but I think Bob Dole and Jack Kemp treated slick and gore with respect

John & john have shown no respect at all for the P and VP. Calling them names is childesh and is just more proof that kerry is a elitish snob and edwards is a ambulance chaser. They are both despicable human beings and I pray that Nov. spells the end of their carreers and they fade into nothing.


49 posted on 10/13/2004 8:31:02 AM PDT by winodog (We need to water the liberty tree)
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To: winodog

On one occasion, President Bush (41) referred to Klinton & Gore as "bozos" in front of a large crowd. He apologized the next day.


50 posted on 10/13/2004 8:40:29 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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