Spy pro’s take on Bush bulge

The Internet, as it will, has been buzzing for weeks about that mysterious bulge under President Bush’s jacket during his first debate with Sen. John Kerry. Was it an electronic receiver? Was Bush being coached via a hidden earpiece?

Jason Woodside, owner of San Francisco’s International Spy Shop, the Bay Area’s sole purveyor of espionage and counterespionage gear, could only shake his head when told of Bush’s explanation.

“A poorly tailored shirt,” he said. “It’s possible. But it looks like a wireless induction system.


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