Bush’s Blue Dress

(9 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)


Bush’s Blue Dress ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage

Cross-posted at my blog (where you can see larger images) and on Docudharma)

Dimensions: 58″x40″.

Description: Dress sewn of cut parchment replicas of the U.S. Constitution with blood stain over heart. (Started in 2008)

A hanger with American flag fabric and an eagle on it.

Materials: Like a lovely framed painting one might see in the National Gallery, the background fabric is burgundy brocade with fringe, velvet edges and gold braid nailed onto the wall. Gold metal hooks and grommets (in background fabric) hold the fabric and hanger up.


Bush’s Blue Dress Detail ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage

“Which is worse screwing an intern or screwing an entire nation?” -Anon Circa 2003 America

“The Lewinsky scandal was a political sex scandal emerging from a sexual relationship between United States President Bill Clinton and a then 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. The news of this extra-marital affair and the resulting investigation eventually led to the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998 by the U.S. House of Representatives and his subsequent acquittal on all charges (of perjury and obstruction of justice) in a 21-day Senate trial.” Source

The $40 million dollar, tax-payer financed Starr Report is the result.


Bush’s Blue Dress Detail ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage

The key piece of evidence in the case against Clinton was a semen-stained blue dress belonging to Lewinsky. The FBI tested the stain against blood drawn from President Clinton and considered it a close enough match. There was a lot of publicity and shaming of both Clinton and Lewinsky by the so-called “moral majority”. Many of the Republicans attacking Clinton, for his sexual misadventures, were guilty of extra-marital (and worse activities) themselves. Even the Republican Speaker of the House at the time, Henry Hyde, was a known adulterer (as was fellow moralizer Newt Gingrich along with dozens of other Republican sex-scamps.)  


Bush’s Blue Dress Detail ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage

“Bush’s Blue Dress” is a replica of Monica Lewinsky’s infamous dress, the garment that brought down a president:

“Impeachment proceedings were initiated during the post-election, “lame duck” session of the outgoing 105th Congress. The committee hearings were perfunctory, but the floor debate in the whole House was spirited on both sides. The Speaker-designate Representative Bob Livingston, chosen by the Republican Party Conference to replace outgoing Speaker Newt Gingrich, announced the end of his candidacy for Speaker and his resignation from Congress from the floor of the house after Livingston’s own marital infidelity came to light. Livingston, in that same speech, encouraged Clinton to resign as well. Clinton chose to remain in office and encouraged Livingston to reconsider resigning.[8] Contemporaneously, some media reported on house manager Henry Hyde’s marital infidelity of several decades prior.” –Source


Bush’s Blue Dress Detail ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage

Ten years after Clinton’s impeachment by the Republican-led Congress, George W. Bush committed impeachable offenses which he has yet to be held responsible for. He launched an invasion against the sovereign nation of Iraq based on documented false information. Bush’s impeachable offenses have resulted in the deaths of more than 4000 American military personal and countless Iraqi and Afghan citizens.


Bush’s Blue Dress Detail ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage

Bush’s Blue Dress is stained with blood, my blood, American blood just like that which ran through the veins of more than 4000 dead soldiers. Dead for what? For a small man’s ego and some stolen cash, nothing more…a waste, and an unforgivable crime.

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Please help spread the link to this blog everywhere you can. This artwork was created for the purpose of making Americans think carefully about the kind of country they want this to be when they vote on November 4, 2008. Do they want a continuation of 8 years of fear, war, division, hate, economic drain, isolationism, and denial of science, climate change, and basic reality? If not, they need to vote for, support, donate to, and cover the back of the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama


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  1. Just beautiful.  Oh, I wish I still lived somewhere interesting, like NYC, so I could see your sculptures in person…but since I don’t, thank you for posting them here.

  2. What a concept!  Throw the hypocracy right back at ’em.

  3. the think tanks — mostly Heritage, I think — that acted as the cheerleading squad for Starr’s prosecutorial game.

    Scaife’s tacky, multimillion dollar divorce and related escapades were granted only a limited amount of news ink in his hometown, in spite of the fact that Scaife owns the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, one of the two major newspapers in da ‘burgh.

    Thanks for posting this essay.

    • OPOL on October 4, 2008 at 15:26

    You are producing stunning and important political art.  Kudos and much respect.

  4. Just love it and so accurate too!

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