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Could this be it? the Comtek Wireless Cueing System:
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I was browsing one of my favorite gadget sites GIZMODO and found this ...

To quote from GIZMODO:
"They aren't exactly new, nor are they particularly hot, but they have been big news as of late due to the possibility (real or imagined) that George W. Bush received either coaching or direct answers through such a system at the Presidential debates."

It looks pretty tiny, all he'd have to do is wear the loop around his neck and the ear piece would be invisible.
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It really is pretty tiny - the thing you see sticking out in the middle is the open battery door, so it is even smaller than it looks here.

This could do it, and GIZMODO says it's been around for a while.

Things that make you go "Hmm"...

Originally posted to TechBob on Tue Oct 12, 2004 at 09:22 PM PDT.

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  •  I forgot to bring this up... (none)
    but, if this is something that is out in general AV distribution, I'm sure there are much higher quality (like encryption, smaller, etc.) that are available for "mil spec" or custom use.

    Someone should find out the specs for this one and see if it can be monitored! {looks like "216 to 217 MHz Frequency Synthesized")

    "Dammit, Jim. I'm a graphics geek, not a radio geek..."

  •  comparing relative sizes (none)
    of the wire length, the box size, and the size and position of the suspicious rectangle on the shrub's back of the jacket, I'd say its entirely possible that that model is the exact one used in the first debate...

    Don't change horsemen in the middle of an Iraqalypse

    by Demosthenes on Wed Oct 13, 2004 at 01:37:13 AM PDT

  •  i think i'm probably turning into.... (none)
    a left wing wackjob, but i really think georgie boy was wired.  his 'let me finish' quip in the middle of this statement when he had tons of time left combined with the rectangular box photo have convinced me that there was some shenanigans going on....
  •  I think you struck gold.... (none)
    I recommend.

    San Diego Steve W=WRONG!

    by SanDiegoSteve on Wed Oct 13, 2004 at 01:59:13 AM PDT

  •  Link to Gizmodo is wrong (none)
    The link to Gizmodo in your post needs to be fixed.

    A word after a word after a word is power. -- Margaret Atwood

    by tmo on Wed Oct 13, 2004 at 02:05:29 AM PDT

    •  Sorry - fixed it (none)
      my "slashes" were going in the wrong direction {// vs. \) - thanks.  GIZMODO is a pretty cool site.
      (that's interesting - no matter how many "\"s you type, only one displays. An "HTML" mystery...)

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