NASA Photo analyst says Bush wore a device during debate

bush-shirt.jpg News | NASA photo analyst: Bush wore a device during debate

Oct. 29, 2004 | George W. Bush tried to laugh off the bulge. “I don’t know what that is,” he said on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, referring to the infamous protrusion beneath his jacket during the presidential debates. “I’m embarrassed to say it’s a poorly tailored shirt.”

Dr. Robert M. Nelson, however, was not laughing. He knew the president was not telling the truth. And Nelson is neither conspiracy theorist nor midnight blogger. He’s a senior research scientist for NASA and for Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and an international authority on image analysis. Currently he’s engrossed in analyzing digital photos of Saturn’s moon Titan, determining its shape, whether it contains craters or canyons.

Ough. This should impact the election, but I doubt that it will. In this case it seems we have scientific evidence that Bush is lying when he claims there was nothing underneath his shirt except from bad tailoring and wrinkles.

[Update 2004.11.01] Anders has some interesting new links to the spectacle of the Bush bulge. Possible medical problems and the LIFEcor LifeVest.

The question is: If Bush has a serious medical condition, shouldn’t the american voters have the right to know upfront?

8 thoughts on “NASA Photo analyst says Bush wore a device during debate”

  1. I’d love to believe this, but in a world of postage-size 4gb drives and miniture everything else, one would think the presidents techie would have some more ‘discrete’ technology at their disposal ?!?!

  2. Hmm. The President sucked in that debate – if he was using a device he should have done a lot better than he did. Also – I don’t see a wire to an ear or anything. If he had a wireless earpiece, why the need for a wire?

  3. I’m also interested to hear how working for JPL/NASA and being a conspiracy theorist are mutually exclusive. I’m quite sure there are plenty of wackos with normal jobs and fancy degrees. I also find it really amusing how some scientist claiming that he “knew the preseident was not telling the truth” somehow equates to “scientific evidence”.

    I love how this has somehow managed to divert attention from the fact that the Kerry folks were so concerned about the damned lights on the podiums (why? because it won’t allow you to filibuster and flout the rules?) that they said they were going to “send in some guys with screwdrivers to pry them off”. Real adult behavior, folks…

    Like Eric said… Bush admittedly sucked in that debate. I’d hope that if he was “cheating” that he’d have at least done better than that. I’m pretty sure that if he wanted to cheat, the bulges of a pulling seam on a jacket wouldn’t be the way people found it on National television. Get a grip.

  4. “This should impact the election…”????? A friggin’ “bulge” in the back of one’s suit should impact an election?! The fact that you’re mentioning this disproven NON-story/issue tells me that you are still clueless in Norway. You refuse to do any research on issues and you believe EVERYTHING you read and hear. Take off your tinfoil hat!

  5. “The fact that you’re mentioning this disproven NON-story/issue tells me that you are still clueless in Norway”

    how do you know JK McS comes from Norway ? What is a clue ? what are your clues ? Are you loosing your nerves ?

    don’t stress, Bush will get re elected, you will have the opportunity to burn your dollars in your security and after that, that will be the end …. you won’t get out of the terrorist thing by killing terrorists … if you can’t understand that, you won’t understand much for the forthcoming years …

    good luck

    the people from the World don’t accept your prententious way of dealing and considering other human people …

  6. Cedric:

    Jarle made the original statement about the bulge…and HE IS NORWEGIAN.

    “Human people”? Isn’t that redundant?

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