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Wednesday, July 21, 2004

True Patriots

From the jiveturky blog:
A friendly Kerry supporter named Mr. Shenk let us use his front yard to display our banners. Now comes the good part. After waiting around for about 45 minutes, the motorcade passed by us again. A few police cars, followed by a van or two, drove by. Then, a Bush/Cheney bus passed, followed by a second one going slower. At the front of this second bus was The W himself, waving cheerily at his supporters on the other side of the highway. Adam, Brendan, and I rose our banner (the More Trees, Less Bush one) and he turned to wave to our side of the road. His smile faded, and he raised his left arm in our direction. And then, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States of America, extended his middle finger.

Read that last sentence again.
I got flipped off by George W. Bush.

A ponytailed man standing next to us confirmed the event, saying, "I do believe the President of the U.S. just gave you boys the finger." We laughed probably for the next half hour, and promptly told everyone we knew. Brendan actually snapped a picture of Bushy in action, but the glare and the tint of the bus windows make it difficult to see him at all. Nonetheless, it was the best possible reaction.

We pissed George W. Bush off. We are true patriots.
If anyone out there is really good with PhotoShop, or if you happen to be a pissed-off photo analyst at the CIA, the picture below reportedly shows the President of the United States giving the finger to two fine Americans. It would be nice to get that cleared up. I've cropped it to keep the size down, but not changed the sampling. Jiveturky's original is here.

Jiveturky calls it "The Greatest Single Event of My Life." Thanks to achangintimes for that.