Thursday, October 14, 2004

Battle of the Bulge

There's been a lot of speculation about the apparent bulge between George Bush's shoulder blades. Is it a device that allows Karl Rove or Karen Hughes to prompt him during debates and press conferences? Is it a back brace, or a Kevlar vest? Some clever blogger (and I'm sorry, I can't remember who it was) even suggested it was one of these. (UPDATE: It was Tom Tomorrow. I should have remembered.)

I have a different theory. Based on the reports that Bush was drooling during last night's debate, I'd speculate he gets dehydrated. Maybe he wears a military-grade, chemical-warfare-resistant CamelBak.