Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Terrific description of Commander Dress-Up's latest costume

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 11:13 AM
Original message
Terrific description of Commander Dress-Up's latest costume
Edited on Sat Dec-11-04 11:17 AM by Bozita
http://www.ecnnews.com/cgi-bin/04/n/nstory.pl?fn-nyhanc...


Column: Political wars are over, but killing continues in Iraq, Afghanistan

By David Nyhan
Staff writer


All that was missing was the 60-foot banner from Karl Rove's political shop that should have said: "Mission NOT Accomplished!"

There he was again, our boyish commander-in-chief, tricked out again in his military-style garb, with a six-inch-wide badge on the right shoulder of some kind of fleecy, beige wannabe flight jacket, suitably framed against a backdrop of camouflage-clad Marines at Camp Pendleton.

Eighteen months ago the presidential warrior flew here to strut in his borrowed flight suit along the flight deck of the carrier Abraham Lincoln, under the infamous "Mission Accomplished!" banner the White House team of political advance men blamed initially on overzealous Navy folk, only to slither away from that canard when the tempest died down.

more...

Photo is from http://www.s5000.com/what_the_huck/663/george_bush.php


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 11:58 AM
Response to Original message
1. here's another ...
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/saturdayspin/203289_snark...


In the brief presidential debate dustup over what some dubbed a suspicious bulge in President Bush's suit jacket, some discredit was directed at the president's tailor, who was -- gasp! -- French. Looking at the photo of Bush talking to troops at Camp Pendleton Tuesday, wearing a tan sort of field jacket, complete with epaulettes, it appears that he's hired away a new tailor from another head of state -- North Korea's Kim Jong Il.

-- Thomas Shapley
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 12:23 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Next thing you know
he'll be carrying around a green beret under those shoulder straps.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Pathwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 06:19 PM
Response to Reply #2
29. Let's call it a Saddam Jacket - looks just like it!
n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 12:35 PM
Response to Original message
3. Finally america has a true military dictator.

In the footsteps of all the military dictators of south america and the rest of the world comes George W. Bush, Deserter Ameritus, consumate village idiot, and Constitution Destroyer.

All Hail, Lord Bush.

Now all he needs is fake campiagn ribbons on his chest.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 10:09 PM
Response to Reply #3
41. He's gotta get gussed up, otherwise people see him for what he is.
A phony who's never amounted to anything on his own. Whatever he's gotten, it's a result of his daddy. That explains why he was drunk until he was 40 and all the evidence of longterm cocaine addiction. He's nuts. And what's truly sad is, he's a NAZI.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 12:50 PM
Response to Original message
4. OMG, they even put
his name on the jacket. Does he regularly lose pieces of clothing? I'm surprised there isn't a huge prez seal embroidered over the back. What a monkey turd.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 09:21 PM
Response to Reply #4
38. His name is even on his undies ...
.... in indelible ink. Babs has it done for him. By some "staff member."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 01:20 PM
Response to Original message
5. Poppy's friend Imelda probably has a nice set of pumps to go
with that ensemble.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 01:29 PM
Response to Original message
6. I can't even believe that jacket
It's the new dumbest thing I've ever seen. He needs a jacket to remind everyone he's the Commander in Chief. Was it on TV? Anybody know what the big round thing is?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 01:49 PM
Response to Reply #6
8. That's the presidential seal (which he has no right to wear) n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 01:56 PM
Response to Reply #8
9. The presidential seal has a dark blue circle in the center
Edited on Sat Dec-11-04 01:58 PM by neebob
with an eagle and a shield, and a light band around the outside that says "Seal of the President of the United States." That thing doesn't look like it to me.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
antigone382 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #9
30. There's a photo posted further down on this thread
Edited on Sat Dec-11-04 06:31 PM by antigone382
It shows Bush in the jacket, standing at a podium with the presidential seal emblazoned on the front. The seal on the jacket and the seal on the podium look the same.

On edit: nevermind, should have read the whole thread. It's the USMC seal. That makes it even more sickening.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 01:48 PM
Response to Original message
7. Correction. "boyish" commander in chief should be "childish"
bush isn't even in command of his own bowel movements, thus he needs to be reminded of his superiority on the world stage.

Hey world, look at our Traveling Freak Show. Ain't it grand?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 02:05 PM
Response to Original message
10. another photo, same costume ...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 02:18 PM
Response to Reply #10
11. What IS that thing?
It's not the presidential seal. It has a light greenish background in the center. I wish someone would enlarge it and show us the detail. I can't do it on my dinoputer.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TyeDye75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:22 PM
Original message
Same shit different asshole (indeed)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:09 PM
Response to Original message
12. Link to pic of same outfit, weird wave and larger image
Sorry I don't know how to copy pic so here's the link:

http://www.bgnews.com/vnews/display.v?TARGET=showImage&...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:12 PM
Response to Reply #12
13. Good find ... I was looking for a bigger photo
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:18 PM
Response to Reply #13
14. Okay, so it's definitely not the presidential seal
What is it? :shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:22 PM
Response to Reply #14
16. MoDo says it's the seal
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/09/opinion/09dowd.html?o...


The president loves dressing up to play soldier. To rally Camp Pendleton marines facing extended deployments in Iraq, he got gussied up in an Ike D-Day-style jacket, with epaulets and a big presidential seal on one lapel and his name and "Commander in Chief" on the other.

When he really had a chance to put on a uniform and go someplace where the enemy was invisible and there was no exit strategy and our government was not leveling with us about how bad it was, W. wasn't so high on the idea. But now that it's just a masquerade - giving a morale boost to troops heading off someplace where the enemy's invisible and there's no exit strategy and the government's not leveling with us about how bad it is - hey, man, it's cool.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:23 PM
Response to Reply #16
17. MoDo's mixed up
because if you compare the patch on the jacket to the presidential seal on the podium, it's clearly not the same thing.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:30 PM
Response to Reply #17
19. Jacket was specially tailored for Bush
Edited on Sat Dec-11-04 03:37 PM by Bozita
Perhaps the blue background on the embroidered seal was altered to make for better color coordination.

That could be important to a narcissist.





Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:57 PM
Response to Reply #19
22. Aha! It's a USMC emblem
Edited on Sat Dec-11-04 04:00 PM by neebob
according to this article from the Camp Pendleton website:

http://www.cpp.usmc.mil/test.htm?http&&&www.pendleton.u...

<snip>
Thousands of Marines representing nearly every command on Camp Pendleton greeted the president with a round of "ooh-rahs." Bush, wearing a tanker jacket with a United States Marine Corps emblem on the right side and a Commander-In-Chief stitched on the left, thanked U.S. forces for making the sacrifices needed to make America safer.
<snip>

Check out the "Recent Releases" on the right. Camp Pendleton Marine Dies in Iraq. Camp Pendleton Marine Dies in Iraq. Camp Pendleton Marine Dies in Iraq.

There are 50 or 60 of them, going back to January 2004.

Anyway, I guess Bush is also now a marine, since he's allowed to wear the insignia.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:55 PM
Response to Reply #17
21. another photo -- same costume, different angle
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:20 PM
Response to Reply #13
15. Oh, and by the way
If that's 14 percent body fat, I'm a skinny blonde.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TyeDye75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:24 PM
Response to Reply #13
18. That jacket is about four sizes too small.
I guess chimpy was too busy playing war to go shopping for coats with his mommy.

Also I think hes wearing a gurdle.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 07:53 PM
Response to Reply #18
33. Someone posted a picture in another thread
of him wearing the exact same jacket, but the picture was from 2003. Looks to me like he's put on a few pounds in the last year.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dangerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 03:34 PM
Response to Reply #13
20. Funny...
GWB doing an Adolf Hitler impersonation.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 09:23 PM
Response to Reply #13
39. What.A.Fucking.Asshole .... n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 04:43 PM
Response to Original message
23. did Ike EVER wear anything even vaguely military when he was president
or what about JFK???

maybe it's only unelected AWOL pResidents who 'dress up'
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 05:51 PM
Response to Reply #23
25. Never
I did research on it, since I've been writing a big paper on Eisenhower. As far as I can tell, he never donned military garb when he became a civilian; except possibly at a memorial, which many soldiers do, including my grandfather. He strongly believed that the presidency was a civilian position and that the military needed to be subordinate to civilian authority.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 06:19 PM
Response to Reply #23
28. No! If you've been in uniform in a real war, you're not eager to wear it..
ever again.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
scottxyz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 04:48 PM
Response to Original message
24. Bush is such a drag queen
nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 05:52 PM
Response to Original message
26. WTF? Is he wearing the Marine seal?
Edited on Sat Dec-11-04 05:54 PM by American Tragedy
That takes some serious nerve, for someone who's never been USMC.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #26
31. I'd say it's been established
Edited on Sat Dec-11-04 06:36 PM by neebob
that he has some serious nerve. Or maybe they just tell him no one will mind because he's the most awesome, kick-ass pretzeldent ever!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
against all enemies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 05:59 PM
Response to Original message
27. Did I see George on "Queer Eye for the "Straight" Guy"?
The hair, the coat, he looks marvelous.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 07:06 PM
Response to Original message
32. Members Only
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poor Richard Lex Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 08:41 PM
Response to Original message
34. Funny, when he had the opportunity to really wear uniform
he went AWOL

I guess it is ok for him to play dress-up, as long as he doesn't have to put his own precious ass on the line.

what a fool
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dem2theMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 08:46 PM
Response to Original message
35. I wish I could post the pic that was on the front page of the
San Diego Union-Tribune. It was HUGE. Talk about a photo op.
Made me :puke:

I'd post it but I can't get any image hosting site to work lately. sigh.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
gordianot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 08:48 PM
Response to Original message
36. That uniform was a definite mistake.
Anyone have odds we will see it again soon? Wonder if it was "chubby" Rove's idea?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 09:18 PM
Response to Original message
37. Are we sure that the number of soldiers in attendance as
depicted by the photo is accurate? Remember that photo taken before the campaign that was photo shopped and duplicated the soldiers, just pasting the same soldiers throughout the "printed" photo increasing the size of the audience? :shrug:

Wonder if I can find that thread. :think:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sleepyhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 09:37 PM
Response to Original message
40. I must continue to insist
that he looks like Ralph Kramden from the Honeymooners in his bus driver uniform.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Sep 18th 2014, 01:36 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC