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10/19/2006 05:17 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

That "Karl Rove Aide Busted!" Photo: The Contest Winners!

First of all - congratulations to all the many entrants - and especially to the 20 finalists.

As usual - a very high standard of wit from HuffPo readers.

Thanks also to all those who voted in this contest.

FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE ASKED - HERE IS THE CURRENT PHOTO 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:

Bush-Rove aide.jpg
(Photo courtesy www.thinkprogress.org)
www.thinkprogress.org)

In fifth place...

#3

Mr. Bush! Is that a subpoena in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
(submitted by ArrestRovePlease)

In fourth place...

#16

Susie: Mr. President, you are hurting my hand.
Bush: Then let go of the damn tickets.

(submitted by dallasflaim)

In third place...

#18
"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...

#04
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!)...

#05
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!