As usual - a very high standard of wit from HuffPo readers.
Thanks also to all those who voted in this contest.
After much deliberation and scrutiny by Ohio vote-counter Ken Blackwell - we have tabulated your votes - and here are the winners of the Bush-Karl Rove aide Photo Caption Contest:
Here's the photo again:
(Photo courtesy www.thinkprogress.org)
In fifth place...
Mr. Bush! Is that a subpoena in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
(submitted by ArrestRovePlease)
In fourth place...
Susie: Mr. President, you are hurting my hand.
Bush: Then let go of the damn tickets.
(submitted by dallasflaim)
In third place...
"She did not want to be a distraction to the White House at such an important time and so we have accepted her resignation. We support her decision and consider the matter closed."
[This was the actual White House statement about Ralston's departure. The contest entrant who submitted this states: "It says it all. Nothing's funnier than real life.]
(submitted by Maddog51)
In second place...
Bush: ...and that's when she realized that her Leader was actually a worthless cardboard cutout figure.
(submitted by phlounder)
AND THE WINNER IS (drum roll please!)...
Susan Ralston seals the deal on her new '86 Chevy Impala with #1 salesman at our Midland TX Chevy Used Car Dealership, W. Bush!
(submitted by designer)
Kudos to "designer" for submitting the most popular entry!