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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:49 PM
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Poll question: Bob Woodward

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:51 PM
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1. Craven media whore who got it right this time.
I think he can tell which way the wind is blowing and wants to capitalize on BushCo's impending downfall.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:04 PM
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10. I second this.
nt
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:53 PM
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2. I guess some people don't understand the concept of
Other please explain.

:shrug:
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:54 PM
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3. Other
He is a reporter first and an opportunist second. Sometimes he is snowed and sometimes he gets it right. We have to take what he writes and says with a grain of salt because he is basically conservative.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:55 PM
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4. An opportunity to "be up front" on it as Bush* falls. n/t
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keithyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:56 PM
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5. Neocon whore. Bush has outlived his usefulness to them, Time for him to
go. Woodward is helping the downfall but not because he cares about America or American soldiers or peace or fairness or justice or honor. It's just his marching orders from PNAC. Bush has begun to belive his own delusions of granduer and he has to go. He is out of control!
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:57 PM
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6. Sold his soul to the devil in the first book
pathetically trying to redeem it in the second.

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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:00 PM
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7. Other - he's like a telephone line
he doesn't care what message is going out over the wire as long as he's juiced.
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:02 PM
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8. A once-great investigative journalist, now a shameless opportunist
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 07:03 PM by 0rganism
When bush was popular, he was first in line to kiss some bush ass.

Now that bush is in freefall, he'll try to ride that wave for a while.

I'll say this much for him: he's not beholden to any political ideology.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:54 PM
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15. That's what I see as well
Bush At War wasn't exactly too critical of a piece.
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mediaman007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:04 PM
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9. I don't sense that he is offended by any of Bush's* actions!
This diversion of money is worse than Iran/Contra! Let's watch Congress to see if there is any action!
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:08 PM
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11. used to be a good reporter
now is an administrator who has discovered that gushing over conservatives pays better.

That he's dropped a couple of bombshells in this interview and in his book should come as no surprise. He's still basically a Bush flack who was given access because they knew he'd be flattering. I'm just wondering if he knew what bombshells he was dropping before the book came out and the reviewers told him.
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fla nocount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:47 PM
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12. Shallow Throat
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 08:11 PM by fla nocount
He's a diversionary tactic........."throw 'em a bone." We need to be a part of the awareness that doesn't accept this as good enough.

CIA, Ford Foundation, who knows. He's fronting for somebody. He did seem a bit wary maybe even frightened by Wallace. It was almost as if he didn't trust him to stick with the scripted questions.

on edit, got my mike's messed up
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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:51 PM
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13. Or it could be a move that totally out maneuvered Rove.
Woodward's first book could have been part of his grand design to infiltrate the admin, douping them, gaining their trust, then, whammo - slammo, he exposes what he learned. A journalistic spy if you will. Greg Palest is the master of this, his book, "the Best Democracy Money Can Buy" is by far, the best exposure yet.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:53 PM
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14. Moderate Republican Who May Be Slightly Biased
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 07:55 PM by cryingshame
but is calling it like he sees it.

Also think he's got people behind him.

Ultra-Rich white men who don't like the way Bush handled the Iraq invasion.

It needed to be done with more finesse... Bush & Co. made it too obvious an Imperial War.
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:03 PM
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16. If the whores are turning on Bush (and I'm not convinced they are yet)...
...then there's one explanation:

This smash and grab administration got everything they wanted. They're going to leave the next Democrat holding the bag of huge defecits and a real estate bubble.

They're convinced we're headed for a Great Depression II (which they created). They're convinced that if the bottom falls out while Kerry is president, they'll be able to do what the Democrats did with FDR: win in 2008 on the argument that the Democrats can handle neither the economy nor national security. They think they'll win in 2008 and for years afterwards on the basis that the Kerry was the 21st century's Herbert Hoover.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:07 PM
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17. No way Bush and his associates are satisfied.
No way Bush and his associates are satisfied.

Their greed is insatiable.

I wish they wanted to lose, but they want to win in November, and they will steal the election again if they can.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:24 PM
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18. Soul bought and paid for
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