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Is Bush Wired? And does it matter?

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Finally, something fun has emerged out of the US presidential debates. It seems that there’s speculation that Bush was wired up, receiving covert prompting from his handlers.
Check out this site for photos and stuff. It’s pretty intriguing, if only because it would confirm that the frat boy Bush can’t stop himself from cheating on tests. Here’s a link to a sound clip apparently exposing Rove as his prompter.
But ultimately, does it matter? One blogger said that the US public has a right to know if the president is unable/unwilling to speak in public without handlers prompting him in an earpiece. I’m not sure it’s that big a deal. Yes, it points out the fundamentally fraudulent nature of mass politics… but that’s not really news.

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