The perils of going off message


Mark Follman
October 29, 2004 10:46PM (UTC)

While Drudge is devoting the majority of his time to the GOP's anti-Kerry scare-and-smear playbook, he's still got a bit of time to dip a toe into the steady stream of Bush flubbery. From the Drudge Report today:

"BUSH EVENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE: Event workers had been told to fire off confetti pods when Bush said, 'God Bless'... his normal closing line. But 5 minutes before the end of his speech, Bush offered a 'God Bless' to Arlene Howard, mother of George Howard a Port Authority of New York/New Jersey Police Officer killed in the World Trade Center... BLAM!!!!! Everyone first ducked -- hard -- then looked up to see confetti falling. Bush looked momentarily stunned, then plain unhappy, then just went on with his speech as the confetti rained to the floor of the Verizon Wireless Arena... Developing...

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Mark Follman

Mark Follman is Salon's deputy news editor. Read his other articles here.

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