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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:12 PM
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TV Viewers Offered Choice: 'Fear Factor' or Bush - WP
Tom Shales on Tonight's Preformance:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A53329-20...

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Old Blue Tie was back, but not exactly in top form. The official topic of George W. Bush's speech last night was his grand plan for rebuilding Iraq, but the address may have been prompted more by a political crisis than by foreign policy: A new poll showed Bush receiving his lowest public approval rating ever for his handling of the war he started.

It is doubtful Bush changed millions of minds with last night's speech, which was delivered in the extremely friendly surroundings of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., but without much energy or urgency. Bush didn't look terribly convinced by his own argument that the situation in Iraq is improving, nor did he appear all that thrilled by his five-point plan to bring about "Iraqi freedom" in the future.

"We're makin' progress," Bush said in his colloquial way. "You're makin' speeches," a skeptic might justifiably have retorted.

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The speech was so bland that even the usual suspects had a hard time working up much indignation or exaltation over it.
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:17 PM
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1. I watched a great basketball game
between Detroit and Indiana. I don't feel the least bit guilty for missing Fear Factor or Bush.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:22 PM
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2. I played with my kids
Then I watched Deadwood and the Sopranos.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:24 PM
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3. I must agree the speech was
ahem uninspired, to say the least
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trag Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:33 PM
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4. I hung out with my family.
Been trying to teach my kid not to tell lies. Bush would be a bad influence.
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myopic4141 Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:44 AM
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5. You mean?
That Bush and fear factor are not one in the same?
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