Washington, D.C. -- April 6, 2004
It has been learned from high level government sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, that the United States Secret Service has been using clones of President George W. Bush to act as body doubles for the President.
The Secret Service is said to have undertaken this initiative, after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in order to provide improved protection of the President at all times.
The code names the Secret Service uses for all of the clones is Clush: with the number one, two, three, etc., being designated according to the order of when a particular clone was first pressed into service.
The clones of the President are said to have their own distinct personality and temperament.
Many of the sources whom were spoken with confirmed that clones were much better natured and relaxed, as well as far less paranoid, than the President himself and were much better to work with as well as for as a result.
It has also been disclosed that the use of such clones in place of the President is just one of the many questions that will be posed by the 9/11 Commission when National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice appears publicly before them to provide testimony under oath.
This is said to be just one of several reasons why the White House initially had stalled concerning allowing Ms. Rice to provide sworn testimony as well as the previous reluctance of the President and Vice President to appear in private before the entire 9/11 Commission.