I was thinking the other day that it’s a bit surprising there haven’t been more displays of machismo among the four remaining Republican candidates, now that Perry is gone. Machismo was a big part of W’s shtick, I seemed to recall. Then I saw this post at Digby:
By far the most compelling confirmation of the phallic meaning of the president’s aircraft-carrier cakewalk was found on the hot-selling “George W. Bush Top Gun action figure” manufactured by Talking Presidents. I originally ordered one to use as part of the cover design for this book. The studly twelve-inch flyboy not only comes with a helmet and visor, goggles and oxygen mask, but underneath his flight suit is a full “basket” — a genuine fake penis, apparently constructed with lifelike silicone.