I am going to start this post by stating that I think President Bush is understating his relationship with Jack Abramoff. I do not think they are bosom buddies, but I do think he knows who is he is and could pick him out of a lineup. In other words, their relationship is somewhere in between “I just shook his hand at an event” and the kind of relationship that takes the Daily Kos and Nation readers to their collective special places, with dreams of sugar plums and impeachment. But if this is the best photographic evidence that can be found, color me underwhelmed:
Now I know that this has been a sort of the Rapture (v. 2.0, secular edition) for Think Progress and others, but if this is the best they can come up with, I am not impressed. Next time you are at an office party, look around the room and see who is taking pictures. If one of those folks in the room turns out to be a criminal later, that picture could be used against you.
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Let’s put it this way, since the dim bulbs are out in force and can not seem to grasp my point. Another visual aid might help.
Photo removed for copyright reasons. The photographer, Leif Skoogfors, notified me in October 2011 that it was a copyright infringement.
See! John Kerry and Jane FONDA ARE BEST FRIENDS AND PLOTTING TO LOSE THE VIETNAM WAR! How do I know? BECAUSE THEY ARE IN THE SAME PICTURE!
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I swear to God I did not read Red State today until just now (17:40). That is just creepy that Dales and I had the same exact thought.