In May of 2001 I took a few images of famous women and put Bush's head on them. I was bored and annoyed that Bush was in office. The images (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) sat in a folder on my hard drive collecting dust. Months passed and the events of September 11th happened. Bush was in the news more than ever making comments like "wanted dead or alive". I wanted to release these images online, but I felt it was still too soon after 9/11.
When the late night comedians started joking about the president again, I figured it was safe to release them. I made a little pink page with the title "Wgirls" and put thumbnails of the pictures on it. Clicking on the thumbnails brought up the startling full-sized images. I think most people expected just cheesecake images of celebrities. The shock and awe (and horror) came when they saw Bush's mug.
The pictures struck a chord with people around the world. As word of the site spread across the Internet, I started to receive tons of email.
The media eventually took notice of the images and they wound up in a couple of magazines (MAX, [Esquire]). The images were mentioned in a Wired article. The georgewgirls.com was linked from well-known sites including Fark.com, the Stile Project, Weekly World News and Maxim Online. People have used the images for Halloween costumes and even on protest signs in London before the Iraq war. The term "wgirls" was so prevelant that porn sites were using the term to attract search engine traffic.