January 28, 2003 at 7:54 pm | blabbing.

David Lazarus column in sfgate.com 01/26/03
JUST THE FACTS: Don’t know if you caught this the other day. President Bush
was at a St. Louis trucking company to cheerlead for his $674 billion
“economic stimulus plan.”

Ensuring that the right message came across, the president’s people brought
along a specially prepared canvas screen that created the illusion of Bush
standing before boxes marked “Made in U.S.A.”

They also taped over the real boxes at the company that were stamped “Made
in China.” The subterfuge was discovered only when reporters peeled away the
tape and looked at what was really there.