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Re: Flat-busted, beet-faced, draped in red, white, and blue bunting wrong.

Posted by ESC on April 29, 2004

In Reply to: Flat-busted, beet-faced, draped in red, white, and blue bunting wrong. posted by abe on April 29, 2004

: From Slate yesterday, I think: "Flat-busted, beet-faced, draped in red, white, and blue bunting wrong."

: I assume "flat-busted" means "caught" as if arrested in the act. "Beet faced" should be obvious, at least to most older americans. But "..draped in red, white, and blue bunting wrong.." is new to me. Any thoughts?

It refers to people (usually politicians) wrapping themselves in the U.S. flag. Hiding behind the flag, in other words.