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Old 10-19-04, 10:16 AM
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Serious: Whats the story behind this pic?

It has Karl Rove so I suppose it belongs in this forum, move if necessary.

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"Presidential Senior Advisor Karl Rove, lays down in front of the landing gear of Air Force One so that President Bush (news - web sites) could see during antics before their departure at McGuire Air Force Base, in N.J., Monday, Oct. 18, 2004. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)"


So... Bush couldnt see over his head and he had to lay down?? On a runway? What 'antics'-- is there some horseplay going on?

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Old 10-19-04, 10:26 AM
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Maybe there was football,
or baseball,
or soccer,
or football,
or bicycle riding,
or windsurfing,
or target shooting,

going on on the tarmac.
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Old 10-19-04, 10:32 AM
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Maybe bush was going to run him over with the plane
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Old 10-19-04, 10:39 AM
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on a runway you can just move to the side or go to the front, it seems strange that he would have to lay down for the president.

odd.
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Old 10-19-04, 10:45 AM
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See the associated story for more details:

McGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. - Karl Rove laid himself on the line Monday for his boss, the president of the United States.

That is, he laid himself under the wheels of Air Force One. Reason: Unclear, but it seems to have been an inside joke between Rove and President Bush (news - web sites).

Returning to the aircraft after Bush's foreign policy speech, the two men traded words. As Bush climbed the stairs, his top political adviser set his briefcase down in front of the tires and stretched out on the ground with his back to the wheels.

Rove stood back up moments later; a smiling Bush waved from the plane and they both got aboard.

"It was a humorous moment on the campaign trail," was all Bush campaign spokesman Scott Stanzel would say about Rove's antic.
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Old 10-19-04, 10:45 AM
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I saw this yesterday, it was reported as an inside joke between Rove and the president. From what one of the fox reporters said yesterday, the two have been pulling practical jokes on each other in order to take a break from the stress of the campaign trail. Apparently, after Rove got back in Air Force One - Hilarity ensued!
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Old 10-19-04, 10:50 AM
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Well, there you have it.
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Old 10-19-04, 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by General Zod
Apparently, after Rove got back in Air Force One - Hillary ensued!
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those wacky politicians!
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Old 10-19-04, 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by raven56706
Maybe bush was going to run him over with the plane
If he did that, I would vote for him.
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