First things first…

This is what happens when you try to keep your blog updated while you’re also working a real job. Work was pretty all-consuming last week. So, in the midst of all that meat-world activity I managed to be part of a bit of blogosphere group-think with regard to the story/non-story about the bumps in George Bush’s suit jacket during the first Presidential debate.

Do those bumps look like a radio transmitter/receiver? Yup. If that’s what you’re looking for. But I paid really close attention to Dubya’s jacket in the second debate and, to completely honest, it also looks a heckuva lot like a kevlar vest.

I think it’s pretty safe to assume that the Secret Service insists that both Bush and Cheney wear body armor. I mean, even if our government wasn’t on a war footing, expecting Islamic fundamentalist kooks to jump out of every nook and cranny wielding AK47’s it’s important to remember that the U.S. has a pretty astonishing record for knocking off our political leaders. If you’re not sure what I’m on about I’d suggest you hit the library (or Google) and read up on the untimely demises of Presidents Kennedy, McKinley, Garfield and Lincoln, and of the attempted assassinations of Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford (survived two attempts on his life in 1975), Harry Truman, Franklin Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt and Andrew Jackson.

Anyway, if you take a look at the photo I posted here last week and tell yourself you’re looking for a kevlar vest it starts to look pretty clear that that is, in fact, what is showing through Dubya’s suit jacket.

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