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    Bush twins 'pose' for Maxim

    Houston Chronicle March 22, 2005, 8:16PM

    Men's magazine plays a photo prank on the Bush twins
    By EYDER PERALTA

    The bodies may not be familiar, but the faces sure are. That's Jenna and Barbara Bush or is it Barbara and Jenna? supposedly sporting sexy lingerie in Maxim magazine.

    As an April fool's joke, Maxim is taking on the Bush twins.

    The April issue of the men's magazine, which hit newsstands Tuesday, has a photo illustration of Jenna and Barbara Bush, plumage in the air and sporting lingerie in what is meant to be the aftermath of a pillow fight.

    "Born November 25, 1981, this Texas twosome burst into the public eye and our dirtiest dreams right after Daddy moved into the Oval Office," reads the first paragraph.

    As the magazine worked on introducing a new "girl page," said Maxim's executive editor James Heindery, "we thought, 'Who should we prank?' How do you make a girl page and make it a prank? We had to watch our p's and q's. We certainly don't want to step on some people's toes, but it seemed like the Bush twins was the first suggestion that everybody threw out. And we thought there was little chance that we would get in too much trouble because I don't think their father would ever want to talk about this."

    It took 25 models and more than 75 paparazzi shots to come up with the concoction, Heindery explained. "We definitely tried to be realistic and not put stick figures on them."

    This isn't the first "doctored" photo that magazine buyers have seen lately. Newsweek recently ran a cover that showed Martha Stewart coming out from behind a curtain. That image was Martha's face put on a model's body. It was identified as a photo illustration.

    Texas Monthly, for the cover of its annual Bum Steer Awards issue, showed Jessica Simpson wearing a T-shirt that read: "I'm with stupid."

    Maxim's photo trickery does have a red ring on the page with "100% FAKE" written in it.

    Susan Whitson, press secretary for Laura Bush, said the first lady had not seen the photo and offered a "no comment" after the image was e-mailed to her.

    Whether it was for underage drinking or making strange faces at the press, the Bush daughters have made news throughout their dad's tenure.

    Overall, however, the news media have restrained their coverage, possibly due to a stern warning by the president.

    But now, Heindery said, the twins are fair game.

    "We took (the warning) into consideration," Heindery said. "But first of all, the girls made news themselves with their antics. Also when (President Bush) brought them along the campaign trail (in 2004) and had them speak at the convention, it made them fair game."

    Michael Musto, columnist for the Village Voice, said Maxim's fake photo may signal open season on the twins.

    "But I honestly feel they should send Maxim a thank-you note," he wrote in an e-mail. "The mag made them look beautiful!"

    "We haven't gotten any blow-back (yet)," Heindery said. "I think like any good American, they should take (the) joke in stride."

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    Like most men, I've always fantasised about twin bushes.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic1
    Like most men, I've always fantasised about twin bushes.........
    Seeing as how I'm not a republican anyway, I prefer having no bush...

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    Not the greatest photoshop job ever. With 25 models and 75 raw images for the mod, I would have thought they could match the body postures with those suggested by the angles of their heads and their gaze. The lighting also changes angles between their heads and bodies. That was the first thing they should have payed attention to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Seeing as how I'm not a republican anyway, I prefer having no bush...
    not all republicans like bush...

    but if it's between the twins and chelsea... uh, yeah....no-brainer. i'm a republican all the way.
    "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Seeing as how I'm not a republican anyway, I prefer having no bush...
    LOL
    slvoid....love your work!!!!

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    That's the stupidest thing I've seen all week.

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