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Hearing Voices

by | 11th, October 2004

‘SINCE George Bush takes his orders directly from God, suggestions that he wore a wire during his first presidential debate with John Kerry are clearly nonsense.

‘Do not scowl! Do not scowl!’

Why, they may even be sacrilegious.

So the Telegraph invites us to look once more at the square bulge in the back of President Bush’s jacket and wonder what could have caused it.

Was it, as Bush’s aides claim, ‘most likely a rumpling or a wrinkle in the fabric’ or was it something altogether more peculiar?

The Guardian hears from Bush’s tailor, Georges de Paris (a keen rival of George de Asda) who claims the bulge was nothing more than a ‘pucker’ caused when his customer crossed his arms and leaned forward.

The Guardian’s picture shows Bush in just such a pose, although the paper seems unconvinced by the wardrobe malfunction explanation and spends some time listening to alternative theories.

It goes to the web and listens attentively to voices which say that Bush looks like a man awaiting instruction.

Bush’s tendency to pepper his speech with the ‘let me finish line’ is a device that affords him time to listen and ingest the information being transmitted to his brain. Ditto the vacant expression.

But right or wrong, we prefer

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