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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 02:59 AM
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Why when Bush is at 28% would they send him out to do buffoonery?
Does that make any sense at all?

The guy is already perceived as a nitwit, a slacker, a fool, a poseur, incompetent, inept, and so many more negative things.

And so in the last couple of weeks they send him out to kiss brown girls, make like a monkey with tribesmen, conduct the band, sing into a mic, yada yada yada.

What brainiac decided that it was better to position him as a sort of vaudevillian than to try to look as if he were trying to repair his flaws? He could have been pictured in deep meetings, or reading, or something that has to do with his job. Comforter in chief, they say.

I don't get it.
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 03:03 AM
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1. It's hard to hate a clown.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 07:48 AM
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11. I know clowns
He's no clown
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 03:07 AM
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2. Maybe show him reading books?
That's serious, and shows he's trying to...uh...I dunno, something.
Just make sure he's holding them right side up when he's photographed pretending to do so.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 03:08 AM
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3. my theory: this is Karl's way of telling the powers behind the throne that they still need him
Every once in a while he does something really stupid that nonetheless looks like it's part of the script for the event, and it's hard to believe Karl let that through the filter rather than staging it so its just embarrassing enough that the people behind the scenes see it as an embarrassment, but not bad enough that Bush himself is any the wiser.

Frankly, I think Bush would have taken a dump in Queen Elizabeth's crown if Karl had put that on a 3x5 card.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 03:08 AM
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4. Cheney and Rove are running the show for real now, so clown-boy can just be himself?
The pretense is over? :shrug:

Hekate

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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 03:44 AM
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5. I think you have it boxed.
The curtain has been rent; might as well cop to reality and let the bozo be himself. The unfortunate part of this is that chenybush/rover may well be more willing to reveal the glint of dagger behind the be-jeweled sheath.

That might be easier to combat.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 04:00 AM
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6. Buffoonery is the only thing he can get right. n/t
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 05:30 AM
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7. that fool in now worth more to the reThugs as a Martyr than a liability, better watch his back
his kind eat their own
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shenmue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 05:37 AM
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8. It's better this way...
when they send him out to do something serious, people die.

:crazy:

:dunce:
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 07:10 AM
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9. They could care less what Bush looks like. They have what they want.
Power, money, etc.
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 07:33 AM
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10. As long as the Shrubster comes off as an amiable bumbler, they are safe
Most people have grown very tired of Bush's dimwitted Cracker schtick but many are willing to give him a pass because somehow, they still like the guy personally and feel some (increasingly small) loyalty. If people were to grow to understand that there is considerable calculation behind his clowning and that the taxpayers are being robbed blind by the business interests he champions, they would call for his head.
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sheerjoy Donating Member (369 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:03 AM
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12. Somehow....
they think his antics ENDEAR him to his constituents and base.

Ridiculous.
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 03:43 PM
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16. Nothing ridiculous about it.
Edited on Mon May-21-07 03:47 PM by gatorboy
The antics DO endear to his base because they're all fucking idiots.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 11:47 AM
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13. Rove: "It's time to let Bush be Bush."
Playing to his strong suit.
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 02:31 PM
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14. What else can he do? nt
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 07:54 AM
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15. Lowering expectations before Cheney announces for President????
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