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Thursday, September 02, 2004

Are Those Medals . . . Or Bandaids?

A photo from Bush's National Guard days has been making the rounds on the Internet and we think some folks might be confused. The picture is a formal portrait of the young GWB in uniform, sporting a military decoration -- specifically the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award -- which he never earned.

Folks have been making much of this apparent complete and total, phony, self-aggrandizing misrepresentation on the part of Young Lieutenant Bush. Not to mention the unbelievable hypocrisy that would then be implied by Bush's current efforts to discredit John Kerry's legitimate position as a decorated war hero.

We think we can clear this one up. The striped item on YLB's uniform isn't a military decoration at all. It's a BANDAID, printed to resemble a military decoration. Bush isn't pretending to be a hero here -- on the contrary, he's mocking out on all those idiots who were stupid or insufficiently-connected enough to actually serve in the armed forces and win real medals. Exactly what the Republicans at the convention are doing, mocking our fighting men and women with those purple heart bandaids. Kind of makes sense now, doesn't it?

Stay tuned for our upcoming report, explaining that photo that appears to show Young Yalie Bush sucker-punching an opponent in a rugby match.

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