October 7th, 2003

Edvardian

How do you say "Bring it on!" in Latin?

A while back, a tagger wrote "BUSH LIES" in several key locations at the intersection of Tremont and Winter Streets. I figured that it was only a matter of time before it was cleaned away or someone responded in kind. What I didn't expect was the response I saw this morning.

Someone had taken a Sharpie and modified the tag to say "BUSH LOVES" in awkward modified letters.

Instantly, I envisioned an Italian fresco portraying the beatific Dubya sitting in white robes with his hands outspread smiling down on adoring children (all white, of course) and a few herd animals thrown in for color. Behind his halo, the background is a collage of images - the Towers aflame, Hussein's face depicted on a playing card, 3rd Armored on the march, North Korean missiles arcing through the air...


I mean, we've already rewritten history. We might as well go all the way, right?