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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:27 PM
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Bush Presidency Exposed, Crumbling (Margaret Carlson )
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Bush Presidency Exposed, Crumbling


By Margaret Carlson

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Back in the days when President George W. Bush preferred his endless summer at the ranch to storm chasing, few mistakes stuck to him. He was like the guy who drove through the car wash with his top down but never got wet.

No weapons of mass destruction in a country we're stuck in? Well, you must understand, he really thought they were there. At this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner, Bush showed a video of himself pretending to look for the weapons under his desk.

Oh what a difference a hurricane makes. Katrina exposed something we couldn't know before: Bush's claim that he would keep us safer than that wishy-washy senator from squishy Massachusetts is false. Not only are we not safer than we were before Bush took office, we're worse off.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as its Katrina response made tragically clear, is a mess. The Department of Homeland Security, which Bush built from scratch, is mainly known for a color chart, wasteful spending, a mixed bag of airport screeners and a new chief who didn't know the New Orleans Superdome was filled with starving, homeless hurricane victims. <snip>

Frist, who always contended he didn't even know if his blind trust held HCA stock, had an imminent need to sell what he didn't know he owned just before its price fell almost 10 percent this summer. He may not be Martha Stewart, but his new-found desire, after two terms in office, to avoid a conflict of interest when he considers health-care legislation no longer gets a pass. <snip>

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Lindacooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:40 PM
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1. "we couldn't know before"???????????? WTF?????
Many of us DID know before, Ms. Carlson. It's nice to see that you finally have your nose out of the chimp's butt, but it's people like you who helped cause this disaster.
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cybildisobedience Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:56 PM
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3. can't help but feel the same way
as happy as we are that these columnists are finally getting it, it's infuriating to think of all the misery that could have been avoided if they weren't such bought and paid for, inside the Beltway suck-ups.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:48 AM
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5. THANK YOU
the whole country would have known before if the media had done their g.d JOBS
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 11:15 PM
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13. I guess we have more gifted
brain cells than margaret carlson, whom, I regard as a laggard on this.

She always seems like she was into the fascades ..not really what was going on.
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:40 PM
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2. It's so hard to re-dress the emperor once everyone sees him naked.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:07 AM
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4. That was a great article.
Can't tell you how much I enjoy this.......late, but welcome nonetheless. :smoke:

Thankx for posting, papau.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 07:09 AM
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6. <Bush showed a video of himself pretending to look for the weapons >
Edited on Sun Oct-02-05 07:22 AM by cassiepriam
Am I the only one who has noticed this blatant socipathic or drunken behavior? Does any one know how the press reacted? For Bush to make a joke out of his lie to the American people, his dishonesty as the basis of murdering the Iraqi people and destroying a country seems to be a strong indication of his total depravity.
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nyhuskyfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 11:47 AM
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7. That was way before this year...
That footage was included in Fahrenheit 9/11, so it had to be late 2003 or early 2004.
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Tamyrlin79 Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 01:47 PM
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8. There is a snippet on that very subject in the article:
You asked: "Does any one know how the press reacted?"

Margaret Carlson wrote: The White House press, which laughed at Bush's video, has been rightly chastised for turning out pool reports on what the president is wearing, eating or chopping.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 02:59 PM
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10. My Gawd
Edited on Sun Oct-02-05 03:01 PM by cassiepriam
The press laughed, and the public has seen the snippet in Moore's movie? And Bush has not been committed to a mental institution or jail?

For him to make a joke out of his lies, and the murder of the Iraqi people and destruction of their country, is a sign of his utter depravity. And for the press to laugh with him, and the public to ignore it?

As I keep saying, we are a people who have lost their way. We are morally bankrupt. We deserve the leadership we get.

What in the h*ll has our country become?

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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 03:03 PM
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11. actually that was LAST year's press dinner
this year Pickles told everyone Monkey Boy likes to play with horses' dicks and that she is a desparate housewife and that she and all the girls (lynn and condi) went to Chippendales. Also that if * wanted to win the war on terror he had to stay past 9pm.
The response? Both "skits" were well received with roaring laughter by the msm.

It is interesting that Margaret Carlson (who I always thought of as a right wing prig) has jumped the the bandwagon. Blood is definitely in the water.

I certainly hope that we have some candidates ready to step up to the plate with some positive ideas to lead the country.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 03:20 PM
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12. They are insane, totally insane. Evil as well.
I had not heard about the other skits. My God.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 02:21 PM
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9. She has an error in her article. It was the year b/f (2004) that Bush
attempted to stymy criticism of himself by the press re: no WMD in Iraq with the stupid video that the syncophants in Washington sat there and laughed at. This years press corp. dinner contained no such "humor" by Bush or anyone else.
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