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Mrs. Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:07 AM
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I Usually Disagree Vehemently With George Will
but this column is worth the read:

Oh? Who?

Appearing last week in the Rose Garden with Canada's prime minister, President Bush was answering a reporter's question about Canada's role in Iraq when suddenly he swerved into this extraneous thought:

"There's a lot of people in the world who don't believe that people whose skin color may not be the same as ours can be free and self-govern. I reject that. I reject that strongly. I believe that people who practice the Muslim faith can self-govern. I believe that people whose skins aren't necessarily - are a different color than white can self-govern."

What does such careless talk say about the mind of this administration? Note that the clearly implied antecedent of the pronoun "ours" is "Americans." So the president seemed to be saying that white is - and brown is not - the color of Americans' skin. He does not mean that. But that is the sort of swamp one wanders into when trying to deflect doubts about policy by caricaturing and discrediting the doubters.

Scott McClellan, the president's press secretary, later said the president only meant that "there are some in the world that think that some people can't be free" or "can't live in freedom." The president meant that "some Middle Eastern countries - that the people in those Middle Eastern countries cannot be free."



http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/opinion/article/0,1406,KNS_...
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:14 AM
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1. Will has turned on Bush!
Two columns this week trashing Smirky McWarhardon! If Will is giving up on Bush, how can ANYBODY believe this is a close race?

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quispquake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:17 AM
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2. It's not going to be a close race...
Edited on Thu May-06-04 09:18 AM by perkypat23
But with Diebold & other voter fraud, it's not going to matter...sorry to sound cynical, but these bastards are not going to go easily...

Thanks to the BBV folks for all their hard work getting the message out about Diebold & their ilk...hopefully it's enough...
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:23 AM
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3. But, Bush and Laura go to private dinners at Will's house! There
was an article in the WaPo about it early on in the first year of Bush's Dictatorship where there was a photgraph of Bush and Laura arriving for dinner at George Will's house. He article didn't say it was a large party, but that they were "arriving for dinner."

I can't believe that Will who is so tied into Washington Establishment would turn on the Chimp, but agree that this article is sniping at him.

Maybe Will is covering his butt sensing a "change in the wind." I doubt he really has any moral outrage about anything, because he's been a toady all his life to Conservative ideals.
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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:22 AM
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5. :) Smirky McWarhardon? LOL Jes' keeps gettin' better and better. :) n
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:54 AM
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4. I too was astonished
Maybe his hypocracy only goes so far. This is the first time I ever remembering him taking Bush to task for moral and intellectual incompetence. Does Bush even thinik?

Maybe Will is reading the tea leaves. We seem to be in an unwinable war that offers no good options. But I think besides Geroge Will, many Bush supporters are having a diffilcult time defending their allegiance to such a blundering fool.

Bush offers no credibility. How can you defend him?
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pacifictiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:59 PM
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6. I think Will's point was that,
as a rational, traditional conservative republican, who makes a living from properly stringing words together, the "theo-neo" Bush doctrine and manner of speaking is scaring the you-know-what out of him.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:57 PM
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7. gee, will, did you just begin to notice bush is a knuckle dragging moron?
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