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jumptheshadow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:58 PM
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37. It was a terrible interview for Bush
Edited on Sun Feb-08-04 08:59 PM by jumptheshadow
The guy came off as shallow, shifty, defensive, dishonest and inept. He clearly was nervous while being questioned about his National Guard record -- and he kept on equating the questions about his individual record with criticism of the Guard itself. He must have said "I was honorably discharged" four or five times. Perhaps he doesn't realize that many Americans will say to themselves, "Yeah, because your Daddy bailed you out." He seemed to get a gleam in his eye when, after saying he would open his papers up for inspection, he added, "If you can find anything in those records." (That wasn't a verbatim quote, but he said something like that.)

Russert questioned him about the aggressively partisan nature of his administration and he talked about his record as governor in Texas. Pathetic.

Russert introduced the topic of the economy, and Bush, relieved because the subject was being changed off of his military record, quickly got flattened when Russert read off the statistics on joblessness. Bush acted clueless, and basically pawned everything off on 9/11.

There were so many times when Bush stumbled or drifted off or just sounded dumb and arrogant.

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  -a real fear after the MTP debacle: laruemtt  Feb-08-04 04:07 PM   #0 
  - smells lika code orange to me  Liberal_Andy   Feb-08-04 04:08 PM   #1 
  - not just yet,  onethatcares   Feb-08-04 04:08 PM   #2 
  - Was It Really That Bad?  Beetwasher   Feb-08-04 04:09 PM   #3 
  - Impressions of the interview  eaprez   Feb-08-04 04:13 PM   #4 
  - Thanks!  Beetwasher   Feb-08-04 04:21 PM   #8 
  - Only time he didn't seem ill at ease was when he said  Jazzgirl   Feb-08-04 05:33 PM   #16 
  - Said it with serious conviction  texasblueeyes   Feb-08-04 05:59 PM   # 
  - Wait a second here  dpibel   Feb-08-04 06:14 PM   #30 
  - It was a terrible interview for Bush  jumptheshadow   Feb-08-04 08:58 PM   #37 
  - "I haven't seen much in the way of real good objective analysis yet in the  kath   Feb-08-04 04:15 PM   #6 
  - There're Some Columnists Whose Analysis I'm Looking Forward Too  Beetwasher   Feb-08-04 04:23 PM   #10 
  - my take: stump speech, used key phrases repeatedly (especially madman  pinto   Feb-08-04 04:30 PM   #11 
  - pretty good analysis  Marianne   Feb-08-04 05:43 PM   #19 
  - the word "war" used 33 times n/t  G_j   Feb-08-04 06:42 PM   #35 
  - Typical *  fortyfeetunder   Feb-08-04 10:19 PM   #39 
  - They will do it another way  still_one   Feb-08-04 04:13 PM   #5 
  - how can AWOL with a couple of  laruemtt   Feb-08-04 04:19 PM   #7 
  - I'd love to see the blooper reel  freddie57   Feb-08-04 04:22 PM   #9 
  - Can't wait to see the Letterman show monday  dweller   Feb-08-04 04:49 PM   #12 
  - MSNBC edited bush* stuttering episode  nwstrn   Feb-08-04 05:05 PM   #14 
  - unfortunately, with the diminished expectations going in...  jab105   Feb-08-04 04:58 PM   #13 
  - Can you play the low expectations game when you're President?  nwstrn   Feb-08-04 05:08 PM   #15 
  - No major mistakes but Turd Blossom Rove is going to be disappointed.  snippy   Feb-08-04 05:33 PM   #17 
     - Yep. Bush saying "I flew a jet plane and enjoyed it" must have been less  pinto   Feb-08-04 05:46 PM   #21 
  - It was bad  mountainvue   Feb-08-04 05:39 PM   #18 
  - The Most Horrifying Statement That Bush Has Made  SeattleBob   Feb-08-04 05:45 PM   #20 
  - and how about that "use of American power" in the world thingie.....  pinto   Feb-08-04 05:51 PM   #22 
  - Not Very Many People Have That Vision Of The USA  SeattleBob   Feb-08-04 05:56 PM   #24 
  - I agree Seattle  rhino47   Feb-08-04 06:00 PM   #27 
  - "I'm a war president"  mountainvue   Feb-08-04 06:14 PM   #29 
  - That's the statement that most horrifies me  cally   Feb-08-04 06:14 PM   #31 
  - That, and "this economy is coming along just right."  calimary   Feb-08-04 07:04 PM   #36 
  - Yes and I agree  Marianne   Feb-08-04 06:17 PM   #32 
     - he should have said "I chose to be a war pResident"  onethatcares   Feb-08-04 06:36 PM   #33 
  - That seems like a possibility  SeattleBob   Feb-08-04 05:59 PM   #26 
  - Little Plastic Army Men In A Sandbox  SeattleBob   Feb-08-04 06:05 PM   #28 
     - Good analogy. Reminds me of this.  snippy   Feb-08-04 06:37 PM   #34 
  - Maye he'll have to pull Osama bin Laden  mykpart   Feb-08-04 05:56 PM   #23 
  - welcome seattle bob!  laruemtt   Feb-08-04 05:58 PM   #25 
  - i've seen "fat burner" infomercials that looked better than bush did  kodi   Feb-08-04 09:48 PM   #38 

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