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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:58 AM
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Bush tells al-Hurrah reporter "Good job"
An Arab commentator on NPR said that he thought this was an odd thing
for Bush to say, and he thought it sounded condescending, like a pat on the head.

The dumb NPR reporter tried negating this interesting observation by saying, well,
in fairness to Bush, it's not that unususal. The commentator said, well, I never
heard Bush tell Tim Russert, "Good job."


http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/05/2004050...

<snip>

Q Thank you very much, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT: Good job.

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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:00 PM
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1. I missed that, but a friend was telling me about it last night
She said the same thing struck her during the press conference, and she was surprised to hear anyone bring it up.
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:00 PM
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2. Saw that! Very condescending!
Especially when one considers the fact that al Hura is US Gov't funded.
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Kinkistyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:02 PM
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3. Followed the script to a tee.
Good job sticking to the script. The check is in the mail.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:07 PM
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7. "Now wipe off your chin
and pay me $20. You said, $20 for a BJ, right?"
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:03 PM
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4. Maybe he was thanking the teleprompter operator...
:evilgrin:

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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:04 PM
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5. For a dark skinned guy he didn't blow it up or nothin'
Nor did he melt in the presence of the God appointed preznit.
Yup. Damn good job.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:05 PM
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6. I actually seem to remember him saying that before in an interview
I can't remember who it was with, one of the major media whores IIRC, but I remembered thinking it was odd at that time as well.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:08 PM
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8. me too
Edited on Thu May-06-04 12:13 PM by Cocoa
I remember thinking, how insulting to be talked down to by that idiot, and
wondering, doesn't Bush know everyone thinks he's an idiot?


edit: he said it to Tony Blair

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/04/2004041...

PRESIDENT BUSH: Good job, Prime Minister. Thank you, sir.
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NormanConquest Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:09 PM
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9. If he was being fed lines via an earpiece...
Edited on Thu May-06-04 12:12 PM by NormanConquest
he probably didn't realize the operator was giving him a compliment & he was supposed to STOP repeating the transmission.

Very similar to his Pop's "Message: I care" blunder.
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Oddman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:11 PM
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10. That's it!!!
It was the voice in the earpiece telling bush he did a good job! bush blundered and said it to the reporter!! LOL!!!



Im sorry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .that we got caught!
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