December 05, 2003
You know about The Washington Postís turkey scandal story, right? Here's an extract:
President Bush's Baghdad turkey was for looking, not for eating.
In the most widely published image from his Thanksgiving day trip to Baghdad, the beaming president is wearing an Army workout jacket and surrounded by soldiers as he cradles a huge platter laden with a golden-brown turkey.
The bird is so perfect it looks as if it came from a food magazine, with bunches of grapes and other trimmings completing a Norman Rockwell image that evokes bounty and security in one of the most dangerous parts of the world.
Instapundit and several others have already pulled this to pieces. But the really cool thing is that when you click on the WaPo story (or when I did, a few hours ago), this pop-under advertisement appears.
Itís an outrageous fake turkey! The Washington Post bird is so perfect it looks as if it came from a food magazine, with bunches of grapes and other trimmings completing a Norman Rockwell image that evokes bounty and security in one of the most idiotic non-scandals ever to make the press in any country on earth.
(Permanent ad image courtesy of Mr Bingley. Link to WaPo ad site here.)
Posted by Tim Blair at December 5, 2003 05:28 AM
For your viewing pleasure!
doesn't look like barbara...
Hey, what do you know...George got to Nana's for less!
The horror. The WaPo exists because of its willingness to print ads with staged and retouched photos of vacation spots, bras, cars, appliances and homes.
Who the hell cares?? Only the loony toony left apparently.
"Yay! Grandma made us her famous Roasted Boxing Glove!"
Obviously, another insidious plot of the Jooooooos....
what i would do if i were W...at his next WH press conference..or even a simple avail., he should trot out the bird on its tray with all the trimmings and just hold it out there.
"The turkey was a fake!!"
Is that the best they can do? Why cant they just admit he beat them again and move on - jeez!
I wasn't there, but the photo looked to me like Bush-in-an-impish-moment, probably to laughter. There's the troops, and there's Bush, and there's the pool photographers, and he makes, is willing to make, the obvious joke for the troops, and picks up the centerpiece.
"The bird is so perfect it looks as if it came from a food magazine, with bunches of grapes and other trimmings completing a Norman Rockwell image that evokes bounty and security..." FOR LUNCH!
Oh how typical of all of you right wingers! Avoid the real scandal. Yeah, that's right. Take another look at those pictures. Notice that Bush is serving plates where the food is actually touching other food! That's so GROSS! The potatos are touching the meat. And a vegetable is touching the potato. I hate when people do that. Bush lost the obsessive/compulsive disorder vote right there. It's over for him. He's toast! Errr... as long as the toast isn't touching anything else I mean.
Sure it wasn't a turkey of mass destruction?
The turkey was fake. Ha ha Middle America, the sinister Bushitler (who is a moron who must be told via teleprompter the correct way to stroke his white cat when taunting dissidents held suspended over a pool filled with hungry sharks) has pulled the wool over your gullible eyes again!
The turkey was Kosher, Infidels! Does that not prove the Zionist machinations are working even in hateful America. Death to you and your dirty fowl!!!!
I hope that turkey was a free-range organic one, allowed to strut around freely in open meadows and fed only on GM-free corn grown without chemicals.
The drumstick, thank you.
I'm on to you Aussies. You are preparing an army of suntanned soldiers for an empire where the sun never sets!
Who cares? Unless, of course, the turkey was the _VERY SAME TURKEY_ that Bush supposedly "pardoned" the other day.
Just think about it, you know it makes sense!
PS. I really hope somebody got to eat that turkey, though.
The centrepiece turkey, I mean, not the pardoned one.
Though the pardoned one looked pretty tasty too...
If ever we wanted evidence of how Bush drives the left crazy here it is. This is just too funny to be true but sad since they are taking up legitimate print space with this "big" issue? Is there nothing else out there worthy of print? As long as Bush doesnt come out and say:
"I did not have carnivorous relations with that turkey."
he will be fine.
Oh. My. Gawd.
Its just hit the Sydney Morning Herald website with the headline "Who's the turkey now?"
Who indeed, Mr Herald. Who indeed.
From the same WaPo story, more nefarious White House lies!
The White House has updated its account of an airborne conversation in which a British Airways pilot wondered into his radio if he had just seen Air Force One and was told that it was a Gulfstream 5, a much smaller plane. White House officials first said that the British Airways pilot had talked with the Air Force One pilot. Bush aides now say the conversation occurred between the British Airways pilot and an air traffic control worker.
BUSH LIED! PEOPLE FLIED!
It is strange that both Bush and Clinton have got into trouble for their relationships with things that gobble, interns and turkeys share very few other features.
Turkeys have less flab on their chins than Monica.
(And except for during the Carter administration, were relatively free of Presidential spaff).