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June 17, 2005

The Corner of Downing Street and Pennsylvania Avenue (Or: Why I Love the Conyers Photograph)

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1. They’re the suits and we’re the shirt sleeves.

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2a. As more shoes drop, they’ll find themselves on the outside looking in.

2b. You’re trapped in there, Cheney!

2c.  After all the lying, it’s time to put a few people behind bars.

2d. The gates of imperialism.

2e. I know you don’t like hearing about gulags.  It’s just that you’re doing some pretty weird stuff being those bars.

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3. The door’s been double locked from day one — especially when the people come to call.

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4a.  This time, we’ve got the case on paper.

4b.  Well actually, a lot of these names are folks that voted for you.  (In Congress.) 

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5.  You can put down the fists already.

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6.  Apparently, the press finally heard about the memo.

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7.  Always looking down, aren’t you?

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8. They’re still throwing shadows, but some light is getting through.

(Caption: Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., left, ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, hand-delivers petitions to the White House to an unidentified White House aide, right, standing on the other side of the Northwest Appointment gate of the White House, Thursday, June 16, 2005 in Washington. The petitions are signed by 105 members of Congress and more than 540,000 Americans demanding that President Bush provide a detailed response to the evidence in the Downing Street memos of deceptions about the war in Iraq.)

(image:  Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP. June 16, 2005 in YahooNews.)

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