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Bush uses gay rights flag as backdrop for ABC interview

America Blog | October 24 2006

UPDATE: As some of our commenters have noted, everything this White House does is scripted. There is simply no way that Bush did this interview without his people intentionally choosing to have a rainbow flag right behind his head, framing the entire shot. Look at these photos, that flag was clearly meant to be where it is in the frame. The question is why?

Here's Bush with the rainbow flag behind him:

They're simply too similar to be anything else. Yes, there is one more row of color in the gay flag vs. Bush's rainbow flag, but I've never seen flags like this other than the gay flag. Normally I'd say this is just a hysterical coincidence. But after the White House defending Secretary of State Condi Rice's description of a gay couple as married last week - mind you, not only did the White House defend what Rice said, but Rice made the announcement in front of Mrs. Bush - I'm smelling a subliminal rat here.

It's very difficult to conclude other than someone in the White House has clearly decided to send out the silent code that "gay is okay" right before the election. It is very difficult to believe that all of this is just coincidence.

Then again, it's not like the Bush administration, including the White House, isn't full of gays - so perhaps the pink mafia strikes again. (Anyone see George Allen's staff, or the RNC, doing any last minute decorating on the set before Bush spoke?).

PS In all fairness to Bush, it's possible this isn't the gay rights flag at all. It may simply be the PACE flag ("Peace" in Italian) used by opponents of the war in Iraq.

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