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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:34 PM
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Tony Mother-Effing-Snow: "No, he stopped using it." ("Stay The Course")
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 06:36 PM by Human Torch


http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_di...

Tony Snow on 'Stay the Course' Correction

By E&P Staff

Published: October 23, 2006 5:55 PM ET

NEW YORK Much was made on Monday, in and out of the blogosphere, concerning top White House aide Donald Bartlett stating on TV this morning that President Bush really did not believe in "stay the course" in Iraq, but actually was quite flexible in his views. This surprised many observers, since the president had often used this phrase to describe our Iraq policy, in press or public meetings, as recently as Aug. 30.

Naturally, at press briefing today, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow was asked about this. One exchange follows.

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Q Tony, it seems what you have is not "stay the course." Has anybody told the President he should stop calling it "stay the course" then?

MR. SNOW: I don't think he's used that term in a while.

Q Oh, yes, he has, repeatedly.

MR. SNOW: When?

Q Well, in August, because I wrote a story saying he didn't use it -- and I was quite sternly corrected.

MR. SNOW: No, he stopped using it.

Q Why would he stop using it?

MR. SNOW: Because it left the wrong impression about what was going on. And it allowed critics to say, well, here's an administration that's just embarked upon a policy and not looking at what the situation is, when, in fact, it's just the opposite. The President is determined not to leave Iraq short of victory, but he also understands that it's important to capture the dynamism of the efforts that have been ongoing to try to make Iraq more secure, and therefore, enhance the clarification -- or the greater precision.

Q Is the President responsible for the fact people think it's stay the course since he's, in fact, described it that way himself?

MR. SNOW: No.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:38 PM
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1. Snow's a dolt. A doofus. Something just one batch of brain cells
from normal.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:39 PM
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2. The new buzzwords are "adapt" and "adjust"
:eyes:
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:04 PM
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Finallly! Republicans Believe in Evolution!
That only took about 150 years...
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:44 PM
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3. The problem is, (and I saw the interview with Steph on Sunday)
that Junior said "I NEVER said 'stay the course'," which is a lie, since people have posted many instances when he said just that. Either he's demented or a liar. Or both.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:47 PM
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5. what he actually said:
"we've never been 'stay the course', george."

someone please explain that sentence to me. diagrams are acceptable.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:45 PM
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4. we're so eminently reasonable & flexible
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 06:46 PM by maxsolomon
how could you accuse us of black-or-white rhetoric?

we have always been at war with eurasia.
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Psst_Im_Not_Here Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:04 PM
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6. Heh, funny
This time repeating things over to "to Catapult the propaganda" cut the wrong way this time!
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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:10 PM
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7. Olbermann's showing Bush claiming he never said "stay the course"
followed by a montage of him saying "stay the course" time after time.

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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:44 PM
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8. Shades of Ron Ziegler's (Nixon Press Sec) "inoperative statement"
during Watergate. If any of the WH press knew their history they would have pointed that out.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:47 PM
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9. erm... so who is responsible, Tony? who's responsible for people thinking
it's "stay the course" when bush repeated that phrase until we cried blood?
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Lindacooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:44 PM
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10. So which one is it? He never used it, or stopped?
One of you is lying, you asshole Snowjob.

Actually, it's both of you.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:18 AM
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11. "We've always been at war with Eurasia. Have some Victory Gin."
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:12 AM
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12. Of course, not...the President is not responsible or accountable for anything.
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