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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:48 AM
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McClellan on the missing Bush apology: "I'm saying it now for him."
Bush launches damage-control effort in prisoner abuse scandal

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1856&nc...

"Bush dismissed Arab comparisons of U.S. behavior to the barbaric regime of captive Iraqi president Saddam Hussein."

"His trained torturers were never brought to justice," said the president. We have nothing to hide. We believe in transparency...There will be investigations. People will be brought to justice."

"White House spokesman Scott McClellan said later: "The president is sorry for what occurred and the pain it has caused."

"Asked why Bush had not apologized, McClellan said: "I'm saying it now for him."



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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:49 AM
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1. what a f***ing tool McClellan is
disgusting
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:49 AM
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2. GOD DAMMIT, THAT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH!
I LOATHE this bullshit administration!
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:50 AM
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3. Cheney was drinking a glass of water
so McClellan had to step in.
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:50 AM
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4. Sorry, Scotty. No one voted for you, you cretin!
Of course, Bush* was elected, either.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:50 AM
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5. * doesn't have the balls to say it for himself.
What a waste of oxygen.
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:52 AM
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6. How twisted a piece of shit is this little Bush fuck?!
He can't even bring himself to apollogize for the behavior of his own troops?! He is psychotic! This is a clear window into his psychopathy.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:52 AM
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7. Anyone read Conason on Bush's "Shame on me" gaffe?
Remember, Bush tried to do the "Fool me once" cliche, and got befuddled, stumbling, and finally freezing on the phrase "Shame on me," changing it to "Won't be fooled again?"

Everyone but Conason blamed this on Bush's dead brain, but Conason believes that Bush is unable to say the phrase "Shame on me," even in a cliche.

Maybe the neurotically insecure one can't say "I'm sorry," either.
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:02 AM
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12. Didn't someone write a book about Bush's speaking patterns as...

insight into his psychology? And wasn't the only time he seemed glib was talking about revenge or killing?
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:14 AM
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19. The Bush Dyslexicon
by Mark Crispen Miller

very interesting read. recommended!
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:17 AM
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20. thanks much, I will check it out <nt>
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:55 AM
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27. Yeah.
You'll see chimpy stammer and slurr words ad nauseum. It's absolutely painful to watch him try to speak. But when he talks about punishment and killing everything just comes rolling right off the tongue. That's another reason why the konservative fundies love this hump so much.
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:13 AM
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17. Being socio-psychopathic...
means never having to say you're sorry. That's it in a nutshell!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:23 AM
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22. He's a definite sociopath
It startles me that their there are people who don't see it, that can't tell all the religion stuff is a con, but I guess you have to know other sociopaths to really see through them.

The sociopaths I know say they are sorry all the time. It's another tool in their con box. Something else is going on with Bush.
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:53 AM
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8. Unbelievable....
"Asked why Bush had not apologized, McClellan said: "I'm saying it now for him."

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Just unbelievable.
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Snellius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:57 AM
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9. Isn't the inability to say "I'm sorry" a symptom of a sociopath?
Profile of a Sociopath

Glibness/Superficial Charm
...
Manipulative and Conning
They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They dominate and humiliate their victims.
...
Grandiose Sense of Self
...
Pathological Lying
...
Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
...
Shallow Emotions
...
Incapacity for Love
...
Need for Stimulation
...
Callousness/Lack of Empathy
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Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
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Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
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Irresponsibility/Unreliability
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Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
...
Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
...
Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
...
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Other Related Qualities:
Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
Authoritarian
Secretive
Paranoid

Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired

Conventional appearance
Goal of enslavement of their victim(s)
Exercises despotic control over every aspect of the victim's life

Has an emotional need to justify their crimes and therefore needs their victim's affirmation (respect, gratitude and love)
Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim
Incapable of real human attachment to another
Unable to feel remorse or guilt
Extreme narcissism and grandiose
May state readily that their goal is to rule the world

http://home.datawest.net/esn-recovery/artcls/socio.htm
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:13 AM
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18. Holy cow, that's eerie.
Top to bottom, that's Bush.

Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them

Remind anyone of a certain press conference where bozo was asked if there was anything he wishes he had done differently?
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:20 AM
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21. I think this describes him pretty much to a tee
It is almost as if he was the very basis for that description. Amazing that no psychologist has stepped forward and connected these dots.
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:59 AM
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10. McClellan has "abused wife syndrome"
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:00 AM
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11. Scott...
YOU'RE NOT THE FUCKING PRESIDENT, YOU IDIOT!
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GainesT1958 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:03 AM
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13. Typical of a scion of wealth...
Sends his minions out to do his dirty work...and to say the things he's afraid to say in person.

Dub just conforms to that "brat in the sand box/preppy powder boy" image to a tee! :mad:

Somehow, I just don't think that "pResidential Infallibility" stuff is going to work for him this year! :eyes:

B-)
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Cerval Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:05 AM
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14. McClellan isn't even a good liar.
I seriously dislike little Scotty "the unbelievable spin" McClellan. Whenever I hear him speak I feel like I'm being insulted.

Who really thinks that having McClellan doing the apology is going to change the average Muslim's opinion of the U.S.?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:05 AM
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15. Snotty, the world needs to hear it from "the man" not his trained seal
:eyes:
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AussieInCA Donating Member (510 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:08 AM
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16. Did Baghdad Bob apologize for Saddam???
cause if he did then we better let Saddam go and stuff. Maybe Osama can get some PR Monkey too and say sorry and that will make everything ok for him too?????

McClellan, who's dad got him his job????
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74dodgedart Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:25 AM
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23. What a freaking joke....
I cannot believe this guy....Just apologize, its the right thing to do.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:40 AM
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24. Yes, he didn't say it because he wasn't asked directly
(and it wasn't on his teleprompter.)
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:42 AM
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25. Hi, Mike!
Too bad the POTUS insists on hiding behind his peeps even for something this important. It must suck having him as a boss. :evilgrin:
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:51 AM
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26. Just like you, commoners to miss the point:
"I'm the commander - see, I don't need to explain - I don't need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation".
See?
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:58 AM
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28. That's probably my all-time favorite Dubya quote n/t
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devinsgram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:19 AM
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29. I would never apologize for that idiot.
A real man would never do that.
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