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When they criticize P.O.O.T.U.S.

Monday, October 13, 2008 by Dave Winer.

I just invented a new acronym: President Obama Of The United States.  Permalink to this paragraph

Knock wood. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Okay it really looks like he's going to win, forgive me for saying that, I know it's not a good idea, and I don't really believe it but just in case... Permalink to this paragraph

I saw this picture on the wall in a scene in last night's 60 Minutes. Leslie Stahl is interviewing Ray Odierno, the new US commander in Iraq. He was showing off some new technique of hunting down the bad guys with drones, very impressive, except I just watched Generation Kill on HBO and I can't help but wondering if it's a fraud and a hoax. Anyway. On the wall is this portrait of President Bush superimposed on the American flag with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Permalink to this paragraph

Whuh? Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named bushPortrait.jpg Permalink to this paragraph

That's pretty outrageously out there. Permalink to this paragraph

So when my guy Barack, POOTUS, is in the White House and the wingnuts are giving him shit about how he seems to be enjoying the trappings of the presidency, I'm going to ask them to have a look at this picture and see if Dubya wasn't just a teeeeeny bit over the top here. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph


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