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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:51 AM
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Why was Bush flipping off that camera?
Edited on Thu May-19-05 10:54 AM by Jara sang
Seriously, it seems like an odd thing to do. Was he pissed off? Was he just goofin'? Was he mad at a reporter that asked him a question? Why? Doesn't he realize that flipping off a camera like that only gives you the appearance that you are telling the audience(in this case Texas?) that you want them to fuck off? What a strange man and an embarrassment to our country.

In this picture:
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smartvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:51 AM
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1. ??? Context? Details? nt
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:18 AM
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16. here you go:
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:52 AM
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2. I think it is mainly because
He is a major-league asshole fucking idiot.

Seriously.
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:53 AM
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3. As much as I hate to help the prick out...
He was just goofing.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:53 AM
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4. Cuz Photoshop (or like software) is a wonderful thing.
Nuff said.
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:54 AM
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6. No, that is real video
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:55 AM
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7. it wasn't photoshoped
there is a video of this event.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:58 AM
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9. Well then...I will join those asking for context.
It appears he was much younger then...was this when he owned the Rangers or before that (likely)? Was it when he was governor (less likely)?

When was the video shot? Why was it shot? Was it a press conference? Why did he make the gesture?

Etc. ... you get the idea. The image raises more questions than it answers. I'm off to search for them.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:01 AM
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10. Here we go!
"This video of Bush flipping the bird was taped at an Austin production facility during the later months of Bush's term as Texas governor."
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:02 AM
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11. ...more details...
This is video of President Bush throwing the finger at the television camera presumably just after winning the governorship of Texas.

President Bush: "She's still telling me what to do...54321"

President Bush throws the finger at the camera.

Woman: "Wooooooooooo.....We rolling tape on that?"

Russ: "I gotta go."

Unknown Man: "Yeah Russ"

President Bush: "Just a one finger victory salute!"

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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:04 AM
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13. here is your context:
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:54 AM
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5. He didn't really give the finger to a camera? Did he?
I'd say it's not very Presidential but that describes his whole Presidency anyway.
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Madrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:58 AM
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8. He did.
It was while he was governor, and he was waiting for an interview or something to start. They were rolling the camera - waiting for the cue to start. Bush was being "cute" - and flipped the camera off then yukked himself up. He then said something about "the one finger salute"...

You can find the video online.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:07 AM
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14. When he was running for Gov. he did this.
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:03 AM
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12. here is the video for the doubters:
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:11 AM
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15. Karen Hughes is off-camera telling him what to do.
As she always does. That's what they said in Salon.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:27 AM
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17. I think he saw himself in a monitor
According to what I have heard, he was getting ready to do a show and he saw his face in a monitor on the set. Being the complete idiot he is, he flipped himself off because, as he stated: "I thought I was envisionalizing that rotten son-of-a-bitch who snorted all my coke".
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Kota Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:36 AM
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18. He forgets that cameras take pictures.
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:58 AM
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19. Because all he ever was and will be is a frat boy who tells fart jokes
and gets sloshed.

true "leadership" qualities.. ugh.
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