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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:41 PM
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Oh, This is Hilarious....(Gamblin' Man Bill Bennett Bloviates and a surpris...
Bennett: Most around world still believe in America

(CNN) -- Responding to queries from CNN.com readers, conservative commentator and former Cabinet secretary William Bennett expressed faith in the U.S. government's global standing and doubts about the mainstream media's objectivity and the viability of a strong third political party.

Host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show, "Bill Bennett's Morning in America," the CNN political analyst and Republican strategist touched on several controversial topics raised by readers as part of CNN's "Broken Government" series.

Why has the rest of the world pretty much lost faith in our democracy and government?
Joaquin Garweg, Houston, Texas

BENNETT: I don't think the rest of the world has lost faith in our democracy and government.

It is fashionable in some precincts to condemn the United States. We have not been popular in the Middle East for many years, and the university class (in Europe, especially) has a "sophisticated" view that is aped by academia in much of the U.S. professoriate.

But many millions of people around the world love America, Americans and the things America represents. If virtually anywhere in the world ... saw a group of soldiers coming over the hill and could pick which flag they were carrying, the American flag would still be the choice of many.

--snip--

Is there a bias in the mainstream media against the Republican Party?
Mike Malloy, Paradise, California


BENNETT: Yes. And it is demonstrable. Survey after survey of powerhouse journalists -- on television, in newspapers and magazines -- show a clear liberal predisposition.

Why is it a teacher has to take tests to prove their knowledge of subjects, yet someone elected to Congress does not?
Richard Sturrock, Wimberly, Texas

BENNETT: Literally, because people have a right to elect whomever they want, but no teacher has a right to be dumb. Presumably members of Congress demonstrate what they know during a campaign or debates or service itself. The Constitution does not speak of IQ or literacy thresholds for elected service.

--snip--

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/23/cnna.bennett /

Good question, Mike! Too bad the asshole doesn't know he's been punked.
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RufusEarl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:49 PM
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1. This caught my eye,
"But many millions of people around the world love America", Someone should remind Mr.Bennett, that the world is populated by Billions.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:53 PM
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2. The US isn't exactly beloved by the masses in Central/South America
Rightfully or wrongfully, that is the situation. And Bennett simply has his head in the sand.
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:05 PM
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4. That isn't sand, BrentSpeak...
This guy has his head so far up his ass, he ought to be nicknamed 'colonoscope' Bennett.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:54 PM
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3. Bennett the adulterer, Bennett the addict, Bennett the liar
which face will Worthless show us today? Bill has so many ugly little faces to show.
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