Lies Damn Lies
So now the turkey George picked up was a decoration. A prop. He spontaneously spotted a photo-op and went for it. No one knew he was going to do that. The White House admits they set up elaborate photo ops but they're sincere about their lies. And in related news, the latest lie to cover up the lie isn't true either. The admin claimed that the pilot who never was didn't directly talk to AF1, but rather the tower. British Airways says they've looked into that claim and it never happened. To add insult to injury, there's an unconfirmed rumor going round that they're also saying they didn't even fly on Air Force One because it would have been too visible.
"Administration officials tell Thursday's WASH POST that Bush picked up a decoration, not a serving plate for photo op... MORE... 'Officials said they did not know the turkey would be there or that Bush would pick it up. A contractor had roasted and primped the turkey to adorn the buffet line, while the 600 soldiers were served from cafeteria-style steam trays,' Mike Allen at POST to report. White House officials do not deny that they craft elaborate events to showcase Bush, but they maintain that these events are designed to accurately dramatize his policies and to convey qualities about him that are real. 'This was effective, because it captured something about the president that people know is true, that he really cares about the soldiers and gets emotional when he sees them,' Mary Matalin, a former administration official, said about the trip to Baghdad... Developing..."