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Texas Gov. George W. Bush is miffed that a parody Internet web site is getting more hits than his Presidential Exploratory Committee’s official site. Zack Exley, 29, of Somerville, Mass., says his www.gwbush.com spoof of the governor’s campaign site got 6.5 million hits in May. The official www.georgewbush.com site only got 30,000 hits that month. “We’re aware of the site, and this guy is just a garbage man,” Bush whined at a press conference. “There ought to be limits to freedom,” he said. (RC/AP) ...Now there’s a campaign slogan people can get behind.
Author’s Note: I had to email the Democratic National Committee a “Cease and Desist” letter demanding they remove this story from their web site, as it was a clear copyright violation. They didn’t reply, but they did remove it within the 3-day deadline.
Original Publication Date: 20 June 1999
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 5.

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