Wednesday, June 07, 2006
'Pending war' said to delay Bush Bust
From my latest article at Raw Story: Bush National Guard bust unveiling said postponed from December of 2002 because of 'pending war' with Iraq (long title for longer article):
The unveiling of a bronze bust commemorating President George W. Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard was postponed initially from December of 2002 due to the "pending war" with Iraq at the time, according to an assistant to the renowned sculptor commissioned for the project.....
"Charles Parks completed the bronze bust of George W. Bush for the National Guard Museum in the fall of 2002," Joanne Cimini told RAW STORY. "The original unveiling was supposed to be in December of 2002."
"However, as it was stated to me, because of the then-'pending war' it was postponed until further notice," Cimini said.....
On February 9, the day of the bust's unveiling, Bob Cesca at The Huffington Post wondered why the date on the green marble pedestal for the bust was left open-ended in an article entitled "President Bush Forever!"
"The inscription noting the duration of Bush's presidential term doesn't read "2001-2009," wrote Cesca. "It reads '2001-BLANK.' In other words, the statue says he's going to be president from 2001 through infinity!"....
But the date on the pedestal was left open-ended because it was commissioned during President Bush's first term in office, sometime in the fall of 2001, according to Parks' assistant.