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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:48 AM
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George W. Bush - Tells Father To STFU About November Elections
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 01:59 AM by kpete
Bush chides father for election remarks
Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:32pm ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush gently admonished his father for saying he hates to think what life would be like for his son if the Democrats win control of Congress in the November 7 election.

It was the latest sign of possible strain in the relationship between the two men.

"He shouldn't be speculating like this, because -- he should have called me ahead of time and I'd tell him they're not going to (win)," a smiling Bush told ABC "This Week" in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

It follows the recent release of a book, "State of Denial," by journalist Bob Woodward, that says the 82-year-old former president was "anguished" over how the Iraq war has played out, although he has dismissed that account.

more at:
http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=pol...
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:51 AM
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1. KR
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:04 AM
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2. For the first time in his life
Dubya is not touting his ties to his father. Leaning on the family name in order to rise to the conservative voters, he runs a risk of blowing off his father's supporters, or becoming one of the hard right's parrots.

I guess his father was convenient once upon a time, but not now. Now, Junior will say, or do, whatever will enhance his standard as repuke endorsed follower.
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:14 AM
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3. What the hell does that mean? Why is W so damned certain?
This is exactly the sort of thing GW Bush would say if he knew the elections were rigged. He wouldn't hide it. He'd rub it everyone's face and smirk.
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CarbonDate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:49 AM
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4. It could be an attempt to shore up the base....
...or it could be a signal that the fix is in. Either way, the President's father openly worrying about a Democratic Congress for Georgie is a good sign to me, regardless of what Junior has to say.
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beltanefauve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:51 AM
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5. My thoughts too!
They can only win IMO, if its close enough to steal. Unfortunately,the senate races in Tennessee, Missouri and Virginia are.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:10 PM
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16. What's this mythical "close enough to steal" thingie?
How do you know what's close anf what's not if th real count is unknown to you? In 2002 they flopped the poll results in a fer states (Georgia, Texas, Florida)
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:04 AM
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7. I presume you are remembering the strange, unsettling calm
that marked the criminal enterprise on election night, 2000? That floats around in my brain, unbidden, when I hear this oft-repeated story.

The fix probably is in but I suspect there are going to be so many challenged claims and demands for recounts that the sort of routine mechanical fraud that this crowd has proven itself capable of may be too chancy to pull off this time.
With the heightened sensitivity coming from both sides this time, the chance of discovery of hacking the vote is probably pretty high. The tools of choice this time will probably be more focused on the tried and true tricks of voter disenfranchisement, intimidation, and deception.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:07 AM
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9. He's also certain...
...that he's going to bring peace and prosperity to Iraq. He doesn't know anything. He's just deluded and completely divorced from reality. He is the nation's first Dementia President.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:07 AM
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11. Reminds me of election night in 2000, after the media called FL
for Gore. Suddenly, we're in junior's hotel room and he's tellin' us that the media got it wrong, based on info from his brother.

:scared:
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:39 PM
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14. He thinks we're winning in Iraq, too. He's crazier than a rat in a
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 04:40 PM by elehhhhna
coffeecan.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:15 PM
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19. What he said election night 2000 about Florida too
Eternal optimist....
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:01 AM
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6. George Sr. must be worried sick that his son
will have a complete mental breakdown if he loses his grip on Congress. I believe he has reason to worry if this should happen, considering speculation by some that Bush Jr. is suffering from the effects to the brain caused by years of extreme alcohol abuse.
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republicansarewhores Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:05 AM
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8. Don't forget syphillis.
So I've heard.

RAW
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:49 AM
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10. K & R, And . . .
I liked you chickenhawk card link. I want some of those!
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:04 AM
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12. "Who's a two-term winner, Daddy?"
I can just see him saying that ...
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:12 PM
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17. If poppy were smart he'd say he is a "two term stealer" thanks
to friends in the right places.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:04 AM
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23. Why should Poppy really bitch about the theft?
I mean, all the contacts he had having been the head of the CIA - so great, that they named their new headquarters after him ...

:eyes:
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:38 PM
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13. He shoudl call ME and I'd tell him hte Dems are not going to CONCEDE
and then he can act appropriately, the Dirty old bastard.
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:43 PM
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15. I have a different daddy now, his name is Blackwell. n/t
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:12 PM
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18. "gently?" He shouldn't have" is gently to them? because of no expletives?
What's with the editorializing in the title?
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:49 PM
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20. Is it too late for Poppy to take junior over his knee?
Don't back sass yer daddy, punk.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:48 PM
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21. what's that quote? how much sharper than a serpent's tooth the
bite of an ungrateful child.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:26 PM
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22. Shut up, Dad- I'm the decider about these things.
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