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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:24 AM
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Robert Novak: George and the dragons
How on earth did Novak end up in the Guardian? I'll leave you lot to point out how true or otherwise the bit in bold is.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1579679,...

For two full days President Bush was bashed. He was taken to task on his handling of stem-cell research, population control, the Iraq war and, especially, Hurricane Katrina. The critics were no leftwing bloggers. They were rich, mainly Republican and presumably Bush voters in the last two presidential elections.

The Bush-bashing occurred at the annual Little Aspen Weekend, a conference sponsored by the New York investment firm Forstmann Little & Co. The weekend is made possible by the generosity of Theodore J Forstmann, a supporter of supply-side economics and contributor to the Republican party. Guests are drawn from government, diplomacy, politics, the arts, entertainment and journalism.

I do not see myself as a defender of the Bush presidency, and I am sure the White House does not regard me as such. But as a member of the second panel consisting of journalists, I felt constrained to argue against the suggestion that Hurricane Katrina should cause Bush to rediscover race and poverty. My comments generated more criticism from the audience and obvious exasperation from Rose. After the closing dinner on Saturday night, the moderator made clear he was displeased by my conduct.

Longtime participants in Forstmann conferences (this was my first and, after this column, probably my last) told me they had not experienced such hostility towards a Republican president at previous events. Yet they were sure a majority of the guests had voted for Bush. This analysis was reported to me over lunch by a financier who regularly attends these events. When he said he shared my sentiments, I asked why he did not express them publicly at a session. He replied that he did not feel able to articulate what he felt. Critics of the president who are vocal and supporters who are reticent constitute a massive communications failure.
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dand Donating Member (636 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 AM
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1. When I read Novak , I want to take a shower,
he is lower than whale shit.
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:56 AM
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5. I wonder
if whale shit floats?
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:29 AM
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2. Hm. That was the conf. where Rove made those...
off-the-record statements about cindy Sheehan being a clown and "There is no anti-war movement."

Interesting that Novakula doesn't include that part.

Asswipe.

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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:47 AM
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3. Hmm.. looks like they edited out all of Bob's swear words.
crazy old man..
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:56 AM
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4. He is just plain creepy, no matter what he writes. n/t
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