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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:33 AM
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Poll question: What possible excuse can Chimpy come up with for blowing off Ford's funeral?
I think it's galling for a sitting president to skip the funeral of a past president (of his own party, at that!)!

What on EARTH excuse could they present to explain away this unstatesmanlike, rude decision?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:35 AM
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1. There is no excuse that's valid imo, but that won't stop him. nt
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Hoosier Dem Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:36 AM
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2. How classless can you get??
Even all of the former presidents showed up for Nixon's funeral. If there was any funeral that could have been blown off, it was Tricky Dick.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:39 AM
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3. What about the classics? Where is your sense of civility?!
I couldn't attend because I was washing my hair.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:43 AM
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6. Silly me!!
I was thinking they'd go for the smoother "had to get nails done" variation, but you're probably right -- they don't have that much imagination. (Besides, given how his hair looks, it could work!)
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:41 AM
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4. He's probably worried
something unpleasant will happen to him, depriving the country of his leadership. Besides, maybe somebody told him it's not about him, but Gerald Ford.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:41 AM
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5. His mother won't let him go
OR his dog ate his invitation
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Seattleman Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:56 AM
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7. Ford disagreed with Iraq invasion
The Chimperator doesn't like that. Blind obedience is the call to arms.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:59 AM
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8. Yeah, but they can't come out and say that.
'Wouldn't be prudent, not at this juncture.'

Speaking of which, I'll bet Poppy goes; and surely Carter, Clinton and Gore will be there.
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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:00 AM
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9. "I'm on a mission from GAWD!" nt
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Rock_Garden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:01 AM
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10. I had to check "Other", because
I didn't see a category for "extremely self-centered megalomaniac".
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hijinx87 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:01 AM
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11. intelligence indicates the presence of WMDs

:evilgrin:

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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:01 AM
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12. I hate to defend Bush, but you have the story wrong
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 10:03 AM by beaconess
He's not skipping the funeral. He's attending - and is, in fact, speaking at - the funeral on Tuesday at National Cathedral. He's just not coming back on Saturday for the ceremony at the Capitol. Reid, Durbin, Pelosi, and many other House and Senate leaders of both parties are missing it, too.

We have plenty of things to beat up on him about, but this isn't one of htem.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:08 AM
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16. Ohhh!! Skipping Capitol Rotunda Service & weekend ceremonies
but attending Tuesday's National Cathedral service...

I don't think that was clear in yesterday's early reports. Thanks for the correction!
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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:05 PM
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27. Exactly - it's a little confusing because there are several ceremonies
But Bush is attending the funeral at National Cathedral, which is seen as the "national" funeral.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:01 AM
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13. "Now watch this drive!"
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KKKarl is an idiot Donating Member (662 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:02 AM
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14. It has to be God
The reason is the fact that god told Bush to go to war in Iraq. God is angry with Ford for going against his commandments so he has decided to tell Bush to stay home.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:04 AM
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15. IdiotBoy is such a fuck
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 10:04 AM by Whoa_Nelly
Ford interviews are released that go against the IdiotBoy, his war and eavesdropping, and the baby is pissed and throwing a tantrum. After all, he'll show that mean old former president a thing or two, even if the man is dead! Yeah! IdiotBoy will show that old Ford who is really the boss!


Besides, there's an all weekend New Year's party at the pig farm to attend, and he would miss all the fun if he had to leave. I understand Condi will be jumping out of a cake while eating it, too, and Cheney has promised a real Bang! of a surprise!
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:09 AM
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17. The Woodward interview
His feelings have been hurt and Bush has reasoned that Ford must pay for his insolence.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:21 AM
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18. ran out of drugs
He's not sure what sort of chemical cocktail he would need to face the growing hatred of him and all he stands for. Chimpie prefers to stay in and colour. :rant:
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:56 AM
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22. That could be it - maybe he can't get his scrips renewed until 1/1
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 10:59 AM by TOJ
New plan year in the WH medical coverage.
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daveskilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:23 AM
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19. nothing to wear - the emperor HAS no clothes after all.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:39 AM
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20. I voted he was busy clearing brush but.......
I think it is his fear that will keep him away.....
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:56 AM
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21. He'll blame it on
those 3-hour bullshit political posturing planning sessions on Iraq, but anyone with his head screwed on straight knows there's no excuse.

Chalk it up to a very petulant, peevish, spoiled brat whose maturity level never developed into the adult level, along with the fact that he hasn't a clue about what "class" is all about.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:58 AM
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23. Bing!
Chalk it up to a very petulant, peevish, spoiled brat whose maturity level never developed into the adult level, along with the fact that he hasn't a clue about what "class" is all about.

Yep. The invasion won't prevent him from 2 weeks vacation or dancing photo-ops with Pickles, but it will keep him from a state funeral. He is a really pathetic man.
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A Simple Game Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:35 AM
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24. He will be too busy invading Iran,
or he is afraid someone will give a speech that is contrary to his policies in Iraq. Can't have Pickles sitting behind someone that is dissing her man!
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:37 AM
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25. other...he has to get his jollies off masturbating to the execution of
saddam
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:07 PM
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26. Ford on Iran Contra:
"Whoever initiated this covert operation deserves condemnation."

In 1974, Ford picks Rockefeller. Bush, who was favored for the job is snubbed. Bush found out about Rockefeller on TV.

The Fords (and the Reagans) detest the Bush family. The Bush's were simply not invited.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:51 PM
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28. Other: Heard they would be serving pretzels at the reception
And to think, Harry Reid is gonna take ten times more guff from the MSM for being in South America, meeting with world leaders 'n' stuff, than the Maximum Leader is for, um, moving the pile of brush around? :eyes:
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twenty4blackbirds Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:11 PM
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29. 'Do unto others...'
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