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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 07:34 AM
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New York Times: Bush in a Bubble
Edited on Mon May-24-04 08:06 AM by iconoclastic cat
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/24/politics/24LETT.html

May 24, 2004
WHITE HOUSE LETTER
The Other Long Occupation: Bush in a Bubble
By ELISABETH BUMILLER

WASHINGTON

The Abu Ghraib prison scandal was raging, American soldiers were battling Iraqi insurgents near a Shiite shrine, and the Europeans were arguing with the United States over the powers of a new government in Baghdad.

But on that hot, troubled Washington morning of May 14, when President Bush met in the Roosevelt Room of the White House with foreign ministers from the Group of 8, the world's leading industrialized democracies, he spoke to them for exactly eight minutes, took no questions, then left.

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This was a very interesting column. I think he'll implode.
When is Kerry going to pounce? I hope he holds off his major offensive until August or so.

What do you people (but not Freeple or sheeple) think? When should he attack?
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 07:38 AM
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1. Hey, 8 minutes

is longer than his normal attention span.
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 07:40 AM
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2. exactly why the freeps love the idiot
And exactly the message he's been projecting to the rest of the world: f*ck off!
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 07:51 AM
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3. "If this thing starts spiraling downward, what are our options?"
Mr. Chafee, have you ever read Poe's A Descent Into the Maelstrom or Yeat's The Second Coming? Things in Iraq (and in the US) are spiraling downward, out of control, as a direct result of the Stumble-Bum-in-Charge.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all convictions, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.


W.B. Yeats
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 07:56 AM
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4. This whole thing must be like being a car crash for people like Chafee
I imagine that time has slowed for them, and they can see themselves headed for the grill of the huge semi truck, and they wonder, "Will it really hit me?"

It will seem like an eternity, but, yes, and you will be spat from the universe like an errant pretzel.
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shaolinmonkey Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 08:19 AM
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6. Sloughing slowly toward Babylon
very telling words indeed.
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 08:04 AM
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5. If he's lost Bumiller
he's lost them all. She is a serious * bootlicker. :-) :)
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 08:31 AM
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7. point is we don't trust this dipshit to make ANY decisions
that concern the US or world-at-large. Bu$h is a dangerous, inept, incompetent dolt.
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 08:54 AM
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8. Interesting--doesn't say if either Jenna or Barbara attended the
Edited on Mon May-24-04 09:01 AM by Marianne
family celebration.

I don't think there is any mystery behind why Bush does not take questions from diplomats or even members of congress--he doesn't know what is going on--hasn't a clue. He may have a vague idea, but we know his briefings last only five minutes or so. The war is far too serious now for that type of shit. He seems to believe his mere presence, you know, the good old boy, smirking and making jokes,patting bald heads and addressing people with his nicknames, is going to shore up the image he has presented to the world as a likeable fellow. He is , as many of his own are beginning to see, a buffoon, an evil person teetering on being a fascist, a bully and a little less than endowed in the brain department. The worst president ever. Further,the likeable guy image, is not going to smooth over the hatred almost the entire world is feeling toward the US--

he probably does not care one bit about that.

His inflated sense of elitism will not allow him to have an remorse about anything at all. In fact, his sense of elitism and narcissism leads him to become delusional, brag and lie about all the good he has done.

That he went to the ranch, and that it was mentioned that he headed there after the Texas celebration, hints that he went there to have a few drinks and hide. He became grandiose, believed he was better than Lance Armstrong after he had a few, hopped on his bike, and crashed, due to his drunkeness.
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:52 AM
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9. Sen. Chafee has an interesting outspoken humbleness about him..
even though he graduated with a degree in the Classics from the prestigious Brown University. His father, the late Sen. John H. Chafee, wanted him sequestered from high profile politics until his son understood the trials and tribulations of the ordinary working man. After his stint at BU, Chafee went on to educate himself in the artisanship of blacksmithing.

Chafee, although a JR Senator, would be a valuable asset to Kerry's future administration.
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