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SECRET OF BUSH'S 'BULGE'
New York Post ^ | 11/06/04 | Post Wire Services

Posted on 11/05/2004 11:10:18 PM PST by kattracks

The mysterious bulge on President Bush's back during the first presidential debate was not an electronic device feeding him answers, but a strap holding a bulletproof vest.

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Bush's team did not want to admit he was wearing a vest for fear of disclosing information that related to his personal security while he was campaigning across the country.


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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bodyarmor; bulge; gwb2004

1 posted on 11/05/2004 11:10:19 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks

Hmmm


2 posted on 11/05/2004 11:12:02 PM PST by cwd26
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To: kattracks

Imagine that...


3 posted on 11/05/2004 11:14:06 PM PST by cabojoe
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To: kattracks

We called it here first, folks... Although W's claim that it was a poorly tailored suit WAS kind of lame.

APf


4 posted on 11/05/2004 11:23:58 PM PST by APFel (I have no tagline.)
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To: kattracks

Many FReepers postulated that, even though the White House denied he was wearing one. (I'll bet Kerry had one, too.)


5 posted on 11/05/2004 11:24:38 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: kattracks

Hey, should we really be talking about the President's secret bulge?


6 posted on 11/05/2004 11:33:28 PM PST by elizabetty
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To: elizabetty
Hey, should we really be talking about the President's secret bulge?

Better than talking about his predecessor's bulge.

MM

7 posted on 11/05/2004 11:37:32 PM PST by MississippiMan (Americans should not be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.)
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To: kattracks
Bush's team did not want to admit he was wearing a vest for fear of disclosing information that related to his personal security

I see. So now that he has won, they feel he is in less danger and are willing to reveal this?

8 posted on 11/05/2004 11:38:17 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Well, Kerry did win the exit polls.)
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To: kattracks
Only certain Democrats would notice the Presidents bulge...


9 posted on 11/05/2004 11:41:34 PM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
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To: APFel
We called it here first, folks..

We sure did, I showed the pic to my son, in his job, he would know & he said that is what it was!

10 posted on 11/05/2004 11:42:21 PM PST by blondee123 (Proud Member of the FR Pajama Blogger Brigade - New Sheriffs in Town!)
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To: kattracks

And here I thought he'd just been working out.


11 posted on 11/05/2004 11:54:57 PM PST by Spacemonkey1023
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To: Michael.SF.

" I see. So now that he has won, they feel he is in less danger and are willing to reveal this?"

He's not on the campaign trail every day anymore. The President will not appear in public nearly so often now that he can concentrate fully on his job, instead of fighting to keep it. While the danger is still there, the opportunity is greatly diminished.


12 posted on 11/05/2004 11:56:52 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (The 80s belonged to the Gipper, the Aughts belong to Dubya!)
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To: cwd26
I think most knew - and what it really exposed is the bias of the main stream media. The media made an issue of this which only fed into the media's insulting attitude towards our President.

Our President declared a challenge 3 years ago and it is time to issue it again.

Either you are with us or you are against us! Hey, media - Do you hear me! Because I hear you!!! For 4 years I have been listening to you! Now you listen to me!!!

13 posted on 11/06/2004 12:19:02 AM PST by malia (It is a beautiful night in Hawaii!!!!!!)
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To: kattracks

yup, i think the bulge matches the navy seal combat vest. it has a similar U-shape on the upper part of the back.


14 posted on 11/06/2004 12:47:51 AM PST by 2tall
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To: kattracks

SECRET OF BUSH'S 'BULGE'

Everything is big in Texas


15 posted on 11/06/2004 1:03:13 AM PST by txkev
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To: kattracks

I didn't realize it was a secret- he's been wearing a vest when he's been in public for quite a long time before this campaign season.


16 posted on 11/06/2004 1:41:59 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Dallas59


MANDATE?

17 posted on 11/06/2004 1:44:30 AM PST by Rastus
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To: kattracks

Like this was a big secret in the first place. OF COURSE the President wears body armor in public.

Not that it helps very much: the last two President's that were killed died of head wounds.


18 posted on 11/06/2004 1:49:41 AM PST by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: kattracks

That explanation won't satisfy the kool-aid coalition. They insist he was wired.


19 posted on 11/06/2004 3:37:23 AM PST by KStorm
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To: kattracks

That was what I believed it was when it first came up. I'm not trying to say I known it all but it made a lot of sense.


20 posted on 11/06/2004 3:59:48 AM PST by JOE43270 (JOE43270 America voted and said we are One Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for All.)
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To: kattracks

I know what the bulge is, its called a spine!!! Something that skerry lacks.


21 posted on 11/06/2004 5:18:01 AM PST by truthandlogic
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To: kattracks

In the last days of the campaign there was a photo of Bush walking up the stairs to Air Force One. His back was wet with sweat and I noticed that there was a similar crease line on his shirt across his back that there had been during the debate.


22 posted on 11/06/2004 5:45:07 AM PST by wjeanw
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To: kattracks

That's also why he read to the kids on 9/11. They had to secure the building and his exit.


23 posted on 11/06/2004 7:04:47 AM PST by Mercat
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Thought so.


24 posted on 11/06/2004 9:28:41 AM PST by George W. Bush
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To: Dallas59
That is one sick picture, Dallas.
25 posted on 11/06/2004 9:31:07 AM PST by George W. Bush
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To: George W. Bush

Heh...heh...heh... The original is lost in the Freeper archives.


26 posted on 11/06/2004 9:40:47 AM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
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To: Cyclopean Squid

Although your statement is correct, it is also somewhat offset by the level of anger and hate that appears to have ratcheted up another notch after this victory.


27 posted on 11/06/2004 11:18:00 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Well, Kerry did win the exit polls.)
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To: kattracks

Word is the bulletproof vest bulge was to prevent Arlen Specter from stabbing President Bush in the back.


28 posted on 11/06/2004 7:00:03 PM PST by spycatcher
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To: kattracks

I can't even believe anyone would say it was a device feeding him answers lol. If it were, they sure were not the best answers. As we all remember, he did the best during the 2nd and 3rd debates, not the first one.


29 posted on 11/06/2004 7:04:32 PM PST by katdawg
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