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Friday, September 03, 2004

From Tom Shales in the Washington Post:

Bush still has problems maintaining poise. Twice, when cheers from the crowd were interrupted by jeers from a protester -- each of whom was quickly hustled out of the hall by security guards and police -- Bush looked flustered, even frightened, though he did keep reading from the prompting devices encircling him. Ronald Reagan in the same situation would have responded with a quip and dismissed the protesters with a tolerant smile. Bush clung carefully to his text, his eyes darting anxiously around the hall.

First among cowards...


My irregular, this summer, postings will intensify in irregularity for the next few weeks.

Photos: Reuters

Thursday, September 02, 2004
Viermehrere Jahren!

"Campaign talk tells people who you want them to think you are."

From our What-The-F___ Department,

Yeah You Pal!

Alvin Portee of South Carolina wears a hat with a picture of Abraham Lincoln on the third night of the 2004 Republican National Convention.--Reuters

Photos: Reuters, Dharapac-AP

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

I talk back to the TV set...I have total control of the clicker in our family.

--41 talking to CNN

Photos: Reuters, CNN

Sunday, August 29, 2004
First Smoker!

First Lady & TIME take a stress break.

As an ex-smoker, have you been able to keep your girls from becoming smokers?

I'm not so sure about that.

Are you still tempted?

Sure, of course. It's very difficult to quit.

Any particular times?

And especially if you're under a lot of stress. I'm not saying that I am.

Modified Photos: Ira Morenburg, Susan Sterner

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