November 5th, 2004

The gentleman is always properly dressed

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I wonder if it's just a coincidence that the boxes for the Boston Phoenix at the T stops closest to the State House* have been absent since approximately two weeks before election day? It's a fairly left-leaning paper that is pretty clear about its political endorsements. Our governor is fairly right-leaning and was attempting to have a little Republican Revolution here in the Bay State. Though his plan failed, I can't say as I actually saw the Phoenix's endorsements. Worse, I didn't even think of it until I tried to find the paper to see what was written about the election results.

I suppose the boxes might have been moved in anticipation of the Red Sox victory parade. What's weird is that all of the other press boxes are still there. I could speculate further and say that all of the other free rags managed to get their boxes back in place and the Phoenix dropped the ball. I don't know.

*For the non-Bostonians here, those would be Park Street and Downtown Crossing. The closest box I could find was a full stop away on a different line. At a little over a quarter of a mile, it wasn't an impossible walk, but it was an interesting one.
The gentleman is always properly dressed

Well, that about sums it up

"Just a one fingered victory salute..."

(Ganked from an anonymous poster on sjc's space. Click on the picture.)

MORE: After a bit of digging, I've learned that the clip dates from 1998, near the end of Dubya's term of governor of Texas. His remarks and gesture were reportedly directed to Karen Hughes, his communications strategist.