Posted by Abe on April 29, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Flat-busted, beet-faced, draped in red, white, and blue bunting wrong. posted by Rube on April 29, 2004
: : It refers to people (usually politicians) wrapping themselves in the U.S. flag. Hiding behind the flag, in other words.
: I don't think so in this context. I think it, along with the rest of the phrase, refers to to the unmistakeable, obvious, glaring quality of the 'wrongness'.
: Bunting of course is not the flag. One dresses items in rw&b bunting (undeniably showy) to catch the eye, to say "da da da-dum-dum (cue "Washington Post March") look at this!"
"..unmistakeable, obvious, glaring quality of the 'wrongness'."would fit the context. I had just never heard the bunting bit used this way before. I rather like the whole sentence.