Florida Pilot

A compendium of random thoughts from a former Washington Beltway insider who is now having a lot more fun flying small airplanes in Central Florida.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

The Breck girl in action

John Edwards has his handlers make over his flags like he has them do his hair.

"Consider 'the fuss over the flags,' writes Jim Schlosser of the Greensboro News & Record.
'For 45 minutes before the boyish, blue-suited Edwards entered the auditorium of the Greensboro Historical Museum for a farewell town meeting with constituents, his aides furled, unfurled and kept repositioning five American flags and a North Carolina flag on the stage.
'They'd move one flag forward, another backward. They twisted coat hangers and placed them inside two flags to make the fabric lean a certain way,' Mr. Schlosser says.
'An aide picked a place on the floor in front of the stage and marked it with white tape. This is where Edwards needed to stand for the flags to be centered in the background.'
Hold your flags, we're not through yet.
'The aides then changed their minds and moved the tape to the second step leading up to the stage. One aide went to the back of the auditorium and folded his hands as if it were a camera lens. He squinted through his fingers and called for some more last-minute shifting of the flags.' "


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