Vindication for NASA scientist Robert M. Nelson! (See Oct. 29 item). The Secret Service tells The Hill newspaper that the bulge on George W. Bush's back during the first presidential debate was the strap for a bulletproof vest. Nelson, after doing some photo analysis on his own time, had said he was "willing to stake my scientific reputation to the statement that Bush was wearing something under his jacket."
Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.
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