BY STEPPING ON A SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL DOORMAT (?)
As other bloggers are now pointing out, which will prove more offensive to the conservatives demanding flag desecration be punishable by new laws :
That President Bush and his wife stepped onto an image of the US flag?
Or that someone actually came up with the idea of combining the US flag and September 11 into some kind of memorial doormat?
This image did appear on Reuters, so there is a chance it could be another photoshop 'adventure'.
What's next? US flag toilet paper for the Air Force One?
Yahoo has published a second image here :
Rueters and Yahoo have both run these images on their websites. But have any newspapers used them yet?
Thinking And Driving reminds non-Americans why treating the US flag in such a way is so damn offensive to many Americans, and illegal. T & D quotes from the Flag Rules And Regulations :
Section 8c - “The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.”Bush and his wife, Laura, were supposedly (according to Yahoo photo caption) visiting a NYC fire station on September 10.
What is so damn weird about these shots is that the president actually stepped ONTO the flag to pose for photos.
UPDATE : Still waiting for a good and solid debunking of the images....waiting...waiting...