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lindashaw Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:30 PM
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Why Bush is stupid...
Bush said he insulates himself from the "opinions" that seep into news coverage by getting his news from his own aides. He said he scans headlines, but rarely reads news stories.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=536&nci...

Go figure!!!
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:38 PM
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1. This would be seen as admirable...
...by the 70% of Americans who don't read the newspaper.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:40 PM
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2. In other words he surrounds himself with yes men and
enablers....
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:40 PM
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3. Slight correction
that makes him ignorant, not stupid. Though in this case both are probably accurate.

It's alot like the Americans who get their "news" from Limpballs and O'Really. As Al Franken pointed out in his 1st book, the Libeciles THINK they know more about things, but in fact know less.
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union_maid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:42 PM
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5. It's stupid to be ignorant..
...when you're the president of the US. However, I don't think he could really do better if he did know which end was up anyway. I think the mess he's made of this country reflects his working to capacity.
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Ivory_Tower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:03 PM
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9. It's stupid to CHOOSE to be ignorant
Unintentional ignorance can be forgiven, especially if the situation is corrected.

It's also stupid to vote for someone who is known to be (intentionally or unintentionally) ignorant.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:42 PM
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4. One Of His Aides
Is The Cat In The Hat?
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:45 PM
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6. I want to hear him read Fox in Socks
:)
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:59 PM
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8. That would be Rove
Rumsfeld and Rice are Thing 1 and Thing 2
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:49 PM
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7. Why "lindashaw" is naive...
Bush and his cronies successfully grifted this country out of BILLIONS of dollars. They have pushed through legislation that will take decades, if ever, to address and reform.

Stupid? Maybe.

Extremely wealthy? You bet!

"Mission accomplished."
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:06 PM
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10. so stupid, he's president and you're not?
try again. and this time don't misunderestimate the guy.

just ask anne richards.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:27 AM
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12. he's a puppet
It doesn't take brains to be a puppet. Just the willingness to sell your soul.


Cher
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ozymandius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:09 PM
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11. He said he scans headlines, but rarely reads news stories.
Headlines are simple sentences. I think that it's admirable that he admits to reading on a fourth grade level.
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