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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:29 PM
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NYDN on Bush: Othello's mood has blackened, feels "betrayed" from within
Maybe that handkerchief Iago snatched from Pickles in Act III, Scene 3 had something to do with it.

:evilgrin:



Scandals stymie W's momentum

BY THOMAS M. DeFRANK
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/459722p-386715c....

WASHINGTON - Suddenly, like the fierce "blue northers" that sweep across Texas each autumn, the political winds have turned bleaker for Republicans - and President Bush's private mood has blackened accordingly. Just two weeks ago, as gasoline prices plummeted and his tough-talking terror counterattack began moving poll numbers his way, Bush turned bullish on the November elections. "He's on scent and he's driving hard," a longtime political confidant of the President reported early this month. "He's got the microphone and thinks he's controlling the political debate."

Now, however, friends, aides and close political allies tell the Daily News Bush is furious with his own side for helping create a political downdraft that has blunted his momentum and endangered GOP prospects for keeping control of Congress next month. Some of his anger is directed at former aides who helped Watergate journalist Bob Woodward paint a lurid portrait of a dysfunctional, chaotic administration in his new book, "State of Denial." In the obsessively private Bush clan, talking out of school is the ultimate act of disloyalty, and Bush feels betrayed from within.

"He's ticked off big-time," said a well-informed source, "even if what they said was the truth."

Moreover, Bush's personal disgust with the GOP sex scandal involving ex-Rep. Mark Foley has exacerbated his already-strained relations with congressional Republicans. While publicly embracing House Speaker Dennis Hastert, sources close to Bush say he thinks Hastert and other GOP House leaders have bungled their handling of the Foley affair and look like they've been engaged in a coverup. Bush has complained, these sources said, that the scandal torpedoes furious GOP efforts to reenergize a dispirited political base - especially Christian conservatives. "There's steam coming out of his ears over the Foley thing," someone who talks to the President regularly said. "The base is starting to get turned off again." For all the misery, Bush remains defiantly resolute. He will campaign relentlessly in the next month and has told friends he's determined to prove his Democratic and media enemies wrong on Election Day.
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rhiannon55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:33 PM
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1. Is that pic for real?
If so...Wahhhhh! Poor baby! SOMEBODY needs a nap!
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:41 PM
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2. It's for real, and one of my favorites.
Captures the "real" Bush.

:toast:
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rhiannon55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:54 PM
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8. Wow! There seems to be no shortage
of TERRIBLE pictures of that little bastard. He's either looking totally idiotically clueless, or he's having a temper tantrum. Or both. Jeez! As Bugs Bunny would say, "What a maroon!" :dunce:
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:58 PM
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9. Here's another:

"I'm going to hold my breath until you buy me that toy, Mommy!"





:evilgrin:

Note: Another REAL photo from Yahoo News, not Photoshopped.

:patriot:
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:45 PM
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3. Typical of aWoL anger is directed at former aides not at the members of
his

dysfunctional, chaotic administration



Can you say RESPONSIBILITY CHIMPIE?
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:46 PM
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4. Cue the orchestra:
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 03:47 PM by Oregonian
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:49 PM
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5. That's the same expression Lee Oswald had after being shot .
jr has nothing better to do right now than campaign for a bunch of cheap hack gop candidates?
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:52 PM
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6. I've read this crap before...
In the obsessively private Bush clan, talking out of school is the ultimate act of disloyalty, and Bush feels betrayed from within.

The f**cking Bush Family is all about the f**cking Bush Family. Back when Jr. was campaigning for the 2000 election, the corporate media was trumpeting the "loyalty" the Bush Family expects from its minions. "Loyalty?" More like, you do what we f**cking say, and you might live peaceably. But don't ever expect loyalty from the Bush Family. I'll never understand how anyone in this country could possibly believe a self-important, arrogant, selfish family could ever serve with the country's best interests at heart.

F**ck the Bush Family and your call for "loyalty!"
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Bluestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:54 PM
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7. He's "on scent"??
Makes him sound like a crazed animal. Oh wait, that's what he is!
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:02 PM
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10. "Betrayed from within": How Washington-Jefferson-Franklin feel now. nt
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powergirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:10 PM
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11. OF COURSE, HE DOESN'T EQUATE HIS PERFORMANCE WITH THE POLLS
I love it when a Republican blames the messenger for their horrors. It's the fault of Bob Woodward for reporting what "disloyal" employees said. If Bush did not lie to the country and cause the death of thousands, he would not be in this predicament. Why doesn't this "ownership society" piece of $%&* own the debacle that he has caused our country and our world? :banghead:
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:50 PM
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15. It is always someone else's fault when it comes to Bush
Bush has never been held accountable for anything.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:37 PM
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12. "he's determined to prove his Democratic and media enemies wrong "
ENEMIES. Yep he's a uniter, alright.
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:19 PM
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13. He is blackened; but "remarkably optimistic" HUH??

Last paragraph of article:

"He's remarkably optimistic," a Bush insider said. "Like Ronald Reagan, he has a gift for looking beyond the morass in front of him and sticking to his goals, even if it's not popular."
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rhiannon55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:37 PM
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14. He wouldn't recognize reality if it slapped him in the face
which, figuratively, it has. Finally! Thank you Mark Foley for getting the attention of the soccer moms!

:evilgrin: Karma is sweet!
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:02 PM
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16. The Chimp can sense he is indeed going to be impeached!
If he'd like to step down now, that would be just fine. Otherwise, his legacy will indeed be his worse nightmare.
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Azathoth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:34 AM
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17. Yup, sounds like George, it's everyone else's fault but his
Edited on Tue Oct-10-06 03:34 AM by Azathoth
He has never even considered the fact that most Repubs are watching their poll numbers tumble into the basement primarily because of their association with him.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 04:44 AM
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18. Fuck whiner Bu$h and the horse he paid to ride in on
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