Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html en-gb 30 Thu 02 Oct 2014 04:24:34 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html labcoat_samurai http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=98#comment65 3. seanspa"The main embarassment is the publicising of the age of his chief speech-writer. What a wealth of experience that man must have, what maturity."How condescending. I find the notion of a young speechwriter to be refreshing, and perhaps it is in part to credit for the inspiring optimism in his speeches.Einstein was a mere 26 when he proposed the theory of special relativity and even Jefferson was only 33 when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Many of the most exciting ideas throughout history have come from young people.I myself am 27 and unequivocally reject the notion that I have less to contribute to a discussion than an older person. Sat 13 Dec 2008 00:49:01 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=96#comment64 64 well. thankyou.glad i could helpps just a greenie Wed 10 Dec 2008 15:58:09 GMT+1 watermanaquarius http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=95#comment63 happylaze # 63,Your Moutaintop removal mining link had me confused. Were you being serious, or was I missing some subtle humerous inuendo above, below, or between the words that did not spring out to enter my mind. Despite indecision being the key to flexibility, I decided to try wikipedia."Honi soit qui mal y pense" is usually accepted by all as the translation :-" evil be to him who evil thinks" although now I find the literal translation from old french is - "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it'. This new discovery now opens a whole new world in my head having always accepted that the first translation was the correct one, [and my french at school being abysmal I never sought further]. This new knowledge seems to imply that according to the original french translation it counts as far worse to think a comment placed following Justins lead is evil, or even think Justins lead itself is evil, than to have a dirty mind and place a comment that could be slightly near the knuckle, below the beltline or somewhere above the garter. [HSQMYP, is after all the motto of the Most Noble Order of the Garter].Perhaps you do not understand what a weight has been lifted from my shoulders, or should I say my own thoughts about how my brain misfunctions because I have always found it nigh on impossible to write or speak without leaving a double entendre message, naked and open, in the air or on paper, and was always clueless as to others strange reactions.So, if we assume that any of my comments could possibly contain a double meaning, then it is worse to look for and object to any untoward meaning than me writing the phrase in the first place, and promoting a secondary meaning. You have probably saved me millions of money in attending a "shrink" to understand the ambiguity, yet purity of my communication skills. Thank you.Consequently I must now congratulate you on getting such a tongue in cheek response [or not] past the moderators and me avoiding being shamed [or not] as the case may be.. Please do not tell me. One item per day is all this old head will take.Should OldSouth return to these pages to adjudicate as to the winner in his "Best picture caption" competition you have my vote, and I hope you hang the copper plaque, tin pot or gold nugget he has dug up in pride of place to commemorate your victory here. Of course if you are just an ecology freak like me then good on you. No removing of mountain tops for metals, coal or just for making concrete should be allowed. The pointy bits of a landscape are the best, and should be left as they are.wma Tue 09 Dec 2008 22:40:04 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=93#comment62 62 also perfectly correct.but better than making molehills out of mountains.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountaintop_removal_mining Tue 09 Dec 2008 17:33:57 GMT+1 watermanaquarius http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=92#comment61 richard33p #60, ladycm #61Perfectly correct. Some are making mountains out of molehills. Tue 09 Dec 2008 09:34:22 GMT+1 ladycm http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=90#comment60 #60: I second that, totally. I would argue that we need to lighten up! Stop being offended by everything and stop being so politically correct all of the time. Maybe if we had more fun, even if it is ridiculous and immature we wouldn't have the insane problems in our world; all of them due to people/groups who take themselves too seriously. Immature fun is the funnest kind of fun. Tue 09 Dec 2008 07:21:05 GMT+1 richard33p http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=89#comment59 Oh, for crying outloud! If acting silly at a party is reason enough to put somebody on the spot for embarrassment, I wll no longer let my picture be taken at parties anymore. Mon 08 Dec 2008 08:48:52 GMT+1 ThePursuader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=87#comment58 The real story here is the comments on the original washingtonpost.com article - Wow those guys really are Offensive!If anything will prevent the success of B. Obama in his mission to change America, it will be the ingrained ability of his compatriots to be offended by anything, and then make sure EVERYONE knows about it. Mon 08 Dec 2008 06:02:13 GMT+1 Cassandra http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=86#comment57 Silly and harmless. If a cardboard fetish is the only 'dirt' thay can dig up on the guy, he's home free.Have another brewski, dude.If I were her, I'd invite him over for a drink or five. Never can tell.... Mon 08 Dec 2008 02:54:39 GMT+1 iongauge http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=84#comment56 I am just waiting for a HRC's female staffer harassing an Obama cut-out. That would be really funny. Mon 08 Dec 2008 00:04:00 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=83#comment55 53 dominick you are right , i think. I was never trying to suggest Dobbs was a good journalist just that your observations here seem to be an example of good rational un bias thinking. Sun 07 Dec 2008 19:05:32 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=81#comment54 4852 ladySorry my writing was confusing .I was meaning to say that others (not you) didn't complain. Sun 07 Dec 2008 18:28:12 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=80#comment53 This post has been Removed Sun 07 Dec 2008 18:25:51 GMT+1 SaintDominick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=78#comment52 Ref 51"A better class of journalism"Sugar-coated racism and cultural bias... Sun 07 Dec 2008 16:40:37 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=77#comment51 48 or say " stuff you you over sensitive geriatrics"Didn't hear you complaining when she started dividing the supporters over "bittergate" and "rev wright" with veiled racism, that Mc Cain and Palin took on after her defeat.Well not necessarily racism but more of words that would appeal to racists.I think it is great he has people so young working for him.After all look where the older more responsible baby boomer generation has got us. Sun 07 Dec 2008 14:37:32 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=75#comment50 46 dominick" the fact is that his rabid diatribes often encompass topics such as contaminated Mexican food, drug cartels, prostitution, use of the Spanish language in the USA and just about everything he can think of to demonize people and a culture whose biggest problem is that they don't have the economic resources and opportunities that we enjoy."A better class of journalism Sun 07 Dec 2008 14:32:22 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=74#comment49 44 dominick"To his credit, he shows a lot more class than people like Rush Limbaugh and Lou Dobbs whose arrogance and cultural intolerance for anyone or anything different from the utopian world they long for often lead to character assassination and venemous diatribes against people and cultures they love to demonize and marginalize."LOLI love your IRONy of the people you pick to compare him to.He is in good company then .And on that scale yes he is a genius. Sun 07 Dec 2008 14:30:28 GMT+1 Lee Roy Sanders, Jr. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=72#comment48 The reporter who chose to post such pictures should be the one embarrassed. I can't see any professionalism forth coming. We all know all types of tom foolery happen. There is no news worthiness in such a report. There is no purpose and puts the reporters very character into question. Sun 07 Dec 2008 09:38:27 GMT+1 ladycm http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=71#comment47 9. At 02:52am on 06 Dec 2008, Via-Media:"I just don't buy it. My generation ("X") did stupid, embarrassing things, too while in high school, college, and after. But we moved on, and matured, and outgrew it. I truly think that as these people age they, too..."I totally agree. Everybody does stupid stuff where they are younger (and older). I would like to focus on how young Obama's cheif staff writter is, way to go! If you are that young and have accomplished that much, and you make a stupid mistake??? That's life. We all regret things from time to time, it's called learning from your mistakes and life. Life would be boring if we didn't hang out head in shame every once in while and say "why did I do that?" Sun 07 Dec 2008 06:10:22 GMT+1 allmymarbles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=69#comment46 There is a limit to how much you can say about a silly picture, so I wil say goodnight. Sun 07 Dec 2008 03:53:41 GMT+1 SaintDominick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=68#comment45 Ref 45"Dominick what is your problem with Dobbs?"I find his constant criticism of Hispanics, and Mexicans in particular, very offensive and highly inappropriate for a major TV network. While he tries to convey his personal views under the guise of opposition to illegal immigration, the fact is that his rabid diatribes often encompass topics such as contaminated Mexican food, drug cartels, prostitution, use of the Spanish language in the USA and just about everything he can think of to demonize people and a culture whose biggest problem is that they don't have the economic resources and opportunities that we enjoy.As a result, I watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune until Campbell Brown comes up. Sat 06 Dec 2008 23:45:04 GMT+1 MagicKirin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=66#comment44 ref #44Dominick what is your problem with Dobbs?I agree with Rush comment he and Obermann are opposite sides of the same intolerance coin. Sat 06 Dec 2008 22:36:20 GMT+1 SaintDominick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=65#comment43 Ref 38"That is what this site is about is it not?"One of the most important requirements for a journalist is to generate interest, and that's exactly what Justin's topics and opinions do. To his credit, he shows a lot more class than people like Rush Limbaugh and Lou Dobbs whose arrogance and cultural intolerance for anyone or anything different from the utopian world they long for often lead to character assassination and venemous diatribes against people and cultures they love to demonize and marginalize. Sat 06 Dec 2008 21:28:51 GMT+1 TrueToo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=63#comment42 42. abileen,Agreed. I find it extraordinary that this individual will be chief speech writer for the president of the USA.They say your real character comes out when you have had a few drinks. Sat 06 Dec 2008 20:57:03 GMT+1 abileen http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=62#comment41 I find all of this offensive and depressing. John Edwards had to fire his aid for her feminist review of a movie, yet this is "all in good fun"? We sure have a long way to go...... Sat 06 Dec 2008 19:53:45 GMT+1 john-In-Dublin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=60#comment40 I must say, I'm astonished by the widespread gullibility about this photo.You really believe that's a cutout of HRC?Nonsense. It's the real thing - photoshopped to look like a cutout.She took her time getting revenge for Monicagate - but they do say revenge is a dish best served cold.In fact that is by far the most innocuous of the photos. Anyone who wants to see the others should send the usual amount to my Swiss bank account. I'm also offering conclusive proof that Obama was in fact born in Chingford in Essex, and a v good deal on tinfoil hats... Sat 06 Dec 2008 19:14:46 GMT+1 Catafourry http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=59#comment39 #34: What makes you so sure? If I've baked a cake I don't say 'this will taste good' to those around and then they all believe it without even bothering to eat it- I let them taste and tell me if it was good or not. The proof of Obama's presidency will be in the tasting and not in your say-so, Mr Chandra! Actions will have to take the place of words. Sat 06 Dec 2008 19:10:22 GMT+1 john-In-Dublin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=57#comment38 #38 happylaze wrote:"But would those topics allow the "reporter" to get yet another side handed slap at Obama./That is what this site is about is it not?"Where would we be without the need, every so often, for people to remind us of the blatant and indisputable bias of Justin Webb against Obama. And for ObamaAnd against Clinton [H]And for Clinton [H]And against McCain, Palin, and Republicans in generalAnd - you guessed it - for McCain, Palin, and Republicans in generalAs I recall, in 1984 'doublethink' was much prized - ie the ability to hold 2 contradictory opinions at the same time.It appears - according to some people here - that JW has already reached treblethink... Sat 06 Dec 2008 19:09:17 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=56#comment37 30. At 12:26pm on 06 Dec 2008, DominickVila wrote:I realize that obsessing over the calamities that currently afflict our lives and our future can be depressing, and that a little fun is sometimes a good way to shake the blues, but there must be more edifying subjects to discuss than a couple of young guys having fun...But would those topics allow the "reporter" to get yet another side handed slap at Obama.That is what this site is about is it not? Sat 06 Dec 2008 17:05:15 GMT+1 tucsonmike http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=54#comment36 Maybe not. Sat 06 Dec 2008 17:00:42 GMT+1 Catafourry http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=53#comment35 #:35- this is not a good point to score against Obama- all pressies have speechwriters and he is as involved in their writing as any- the problem with his speeches is their vacuous content, not that he hasn't written them. Sat 06 Dec 2008 16:45:02 GMT+1 HabitualHero http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=51#comment34 Director of speechwriting? Is it too much to expect World leaders to cobble together a few coherent sentences of their own? This is why listening to political speeches is a waste of time.That and the fact that they're bull**** Sat 06 Dec 2008 14:37:49 GMT+1 Pancha Chandra http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=50#comment33 A sense of humour is so vital. Of course some boundaries were crossed but it is all good natured fun. The serious business of governing starts on January 20th 2009. President-elect Obama has already shown remarkable resilience and has made good cabinet appointments . Once confirmed these members of his team will take America to new heights. There is so much of palpable expectation. Hillary has excellent credentials. She will be an excellent Secretary of State and do her country proud. Sat 06 Dec 2008 14:25:05 GMT+1 Catafourry http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=48#comment32 So if it's nothing, why is Favreau pretending like it's something? Taking all such photos down from the net surreptitously and keeping his head down. Pretty guilty behaviour. Allmymarbles clearly has her beady eye on him- wonder what she really was doing with that 'photoshop'! Sat 06 Dec 2008 12:40:18 GMT+1 phil29 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=46#comment31 as it were..possibly a bad choice of words(my bad) Sat 06 Dec 2008 12:39:11 GMT+1 phil29 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=45#comment30 Justin,Time to quit trying to find flaws and errors and "whoops" where none exist...Get a grip Sat 06 Dec 2008 12:38:34 GMT+1 SaintDominick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=43#comment29 I realize that obsessing over the calamities that currently afflict our lives and our future can be depressing, and that a little fun is sometimes a good way to shake the blues, but there must be more edifying subjects to discuss than a couple of young guys having fun... Sat 06 Dec 2008 12:26:30 GMT+1 shurlyujest http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=42#comment28 "Embarrassing?" Really?Somebody needs to get a life -- and stop the "Hillary was disrepected!!!" melodrama.She's not Jesus Christ or the Virgin Mary, for chrissakes!!She's just a woman -- a deeply flawed woman -- who got a shot to get back in the media spotlight (where she -- and Bill -- have always wanted to be), thanks to her one-time rival -- who doesn't believe holding grudges does anybody any good.The times have changed. Let's move on to more serious stuff, OK? Sat 06 Dec 2008 11:30:35 GMT+1 selfevidenttruths http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=40#comment27 Guy on right: 'Hillary, you make a great straw'Hillary: 'You suck!' Sat 06 Dec 2008 11:17:01 GMT+1 srlclark http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=39#comment26 This post has been Removed Sat 06 Dec 2008 11:05:57 GMT+1 watermanaquarius http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=37#comment25 For those who are still confused, and need a link to the olde Country take a "butchers" at this.a dying art of communicationYes I know .Everybody has got to be a little "JohnMccaine" to post here. Sat 06 Dec 2008 09:58:24 GMT+1 watermanaquarius http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=36#comment24 Old South and your non- Brit bloggers do understand olde English cockney rhyming slang dont they? Sat 06 Dec 2008 09:42:29 GMT+1 watermanaquarius http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=34#comment23 Justin,Perhaps the info came in too late before you wrote your one word. Whoops!533000 lost US jobs in November, defying all employment analysts expectations. Mostly in industry.17 billion dollars in aid for the big 3 car makers. First down payment .?And you indirectly go back to a previous old link, to highlight the previous plight of the GB car industry.{ Glad you read it.}OldSouth # 4. At your request, this one is for you. I could never get my hands on one, - jrfuller # 10 -even secondhand!the real thingAs an American you will remember this one too. It remains my favourite classic although the later kudos went to Henry F. and his gang.Bless the WillysSaved our bacon , and the Canadians.Michael Moore making a joke about both sidesAll, including Hillary. Oldies but goodies. Sat 06 Dec 2008 09:11:25 GMT+1 ladycm http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=33#comment22 Oh Lord... This is classy. He looks pretty young; if he wasn't up to this kind of Tom Foolery I would say there is something wrong with him. Remember when George Bush called a reporter an A**hole on camera? My favorite saying of all applies to this... S**t happens. That picture is hilarious. I wonder if Hillary is living vicariously through that cardboard cut out at this very moment. P.S. I like no...love the fact that the one gentlemen apparently shoving beer up Hillary's nose wore his "Obama staff" T shirt, good times. Sat 06 Dec 2008 07:58:28 GMT+1 gunsandreligion http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=31#comment21 #21, Interested, yes, I remember. But now thatHillary wears the "pants" in the family, it wouldseem fitting that her habits would change. Sat 06 Dec 2008 07:45:40 GMT+1 Interestedforeigner http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=30#comment20 20 Guns: It was Bill who had the cigar. Sat 06 Dec 2008 07:12:35 GMT+1 gunsandreligion http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=28#comment19 #18, Jeebers, I'm surprised that she didn'thave a cigar in her hand. And here I thoughtthat she was liberated. Sat 06 Dec 2008 06:30:10 GMT+1 BraunSA http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=27#comment18 Jolly Good time I suppose was had by all! Which is either way I than I can say for the far left of lefties the far right of righties who are lamenting choices for the new administration in general. Who would have thunk Obama would start out with a hawkish mask. Is it the "Panther" or the "Goebens", in the coming onslaught? Hmmm, you and I must study a bit of history to foretell what might lay ahead... Sat 06 Dec 2008 06:27:01 GMT+1 Jeebers76 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=25#comment17 I think these politicians would be more popular if they just laughed once in a while, cracked a few jokes. I didnt't know Hillary had a sense of humor, , but then she might just be happy to be lusted after, just a tad. (evil grin) Y'know, I bet she hasn't been getting any since that whole Bill and Monica thing....We all love attention, you know? ;-) Sat 06 Dec 2008 05:46:45 GMT+1 allmymarbles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=24#comment16 14, guns.No. I think it depends on who the subject is. As for getting away with it, it's a question of matching pixels so that under magnification there are no anomalies. Sat 06 Dec 2008 05:36:58 GMT+1 BraunSA http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=22#comment15 And all the above mentions of a fake, you defenders of the deep (liberal insanity), Justin stated it is a cardboard cutout... Sat 06 Dec 2008 05:26:35 GMT+1 BraunSA http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=21#comment14 The most excitement she's had in a long time! No worries for the new administration as the perpetrator in question is the liberal voice, so no need for the media or other stirrer to question his motive or mental state... Sat 06 Dec 2008 05:24:42 GMT+1 gunsandreligion http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=19#comment13 #13, Ms. Marbles, it depends upon who you are.I doubt that we're talking about Paris Hiltontype money for publicity.Hillary looks like she's really loosened up, though. Sat 06 Dec 2008 05:01:05 GMT+1 allmymarbles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=18#comment12 10, 12.If these people can get that much attention (and probably money) out of amateurish PhotoShop job, I should be able to make a mint. Sat 06 Dec 2008 04:39:04 GMT+1 allmymarbles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=16#comment11 10, jrfuller.I dragged the photo to my desktop, opened it with PhotoShop, and enlarged it. It is definitely a fake.In any case, what is all the fuss about? Just young guys fooling around. People need to get a life. Sat 06 Dec 2008 04:33:32 GMT+1 chronophobe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=15#comment10 Re: 4 Old South"Bill, honey, it's payback time. Boys, lets git this party started!" Sat 06 Dec 2008 04:08:15 GMT+1 jrfuller http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=13#comment9 photoshop silly birdhand does not fitit is a fake Sat 06 Dec 2008 03:17:08 GMT+1 Via-Media http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=12#comment8 Not funny, but also much ado about nothing.I've listened for several years now to all the discussions about the Gen Y-ers (I hate these "generation labels") changing the way public vs. private info, and that eventually such public displays are going to be considered the norm.I just don't buy it. My generation ("X") did stupid, embarrassing things, too while in high school, college, and after. But we moved on, and matured, and outgrew it. I truly think that as these people age they, too, will outgrow the need to display their wartish behavior, and walk away... like most folks outgrow the need to drink til you pass out.In other words, it's the "what were we thinking?" syndrome... Sat 06 Dec 2008 02:52:09 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=10#comment7 well at least she looks animated.If it doesn't upset Old south then I think it's OK.On cars quick Quote of the day from some guy on NPR senator I think"We shouldn't bail them out, we should give tax cuts for people to buy cars"like that hasn't been the basis of the economy for 8 years. Sat 06 Dec 2008 02:40:03 GMT+1 SamTyler1969 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=9#comment6 Justin,If the gentleman in question has done nothing worse than copping a feel of a cardboard cut out at a party, I thank God the press pays no attention to me.Morris Day Sam Sat 06 Dec 2008 01:55:10 GMT+1 dennisjunior1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=7#comment5 Justin:What was so Embarrassing...? Sat 06 Dec 2008 01:14:42 GMT+1 seanspa http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=6#comment4 OldSouth, good idea, and a great start.Favreau: you're rather flatClinton: So is your beer. Sat 06 Dec 2008 01:03:26 GMT+1 OldSouth http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=4#comment3 This is funny. Rude, but funny!In all the sturm and drang, I hope everyone can keep some sense of humor.I propose a 'Best Caption Contest' for this picture, just remember, it has to be clean enough to get past the moderators.How about, 'Bill always TOLD me these frat parties were fun...' Sat 06 Dec 2008 00:32:40 GMT+1 seanspa http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=3#comment2 The main embarassment is the publicising of the age of his chief speech-writer. What a wealth of experience that man must have, what maturity.As Doug would say, just words, just speeches. Fri 05 Dec 2008 23:44:54 GMT+1 SaintDominick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=1#comment1 If the only thing President-elect Obama has to worry about is a young speechwriter having fun at a party, he is in good shape. Fri 05 Dec 2008 23:11:26 GMT+1 alexandercurzon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/12/this_could_be_embarrassing.html?page=0#comment0 "NO EASY FIXES" ObamaMaybe a lesson for GORDY? Fri 05 Dec 2008 23:02:07 GMT+1