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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:23 AM
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"Have a Beer With the President"-- 12 City Tour
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 08:31 AM by kpete

Bush's Approval Ratings Hit New Low: Administration Fights Back

by Dood Abides



Washington, DC (APE) - With more and more Americans voicing their disapproval of the President through poll responses, the administration has gone on the offensive. Seeking to recapture the "folksiness" vote, in which President Bush was previously viewed as someone the average Joe could sit down and have a beer with, the White House announced today a new "Have a Beer With the President" 12 city tour. With nearly four out of five Americans believing that civil war will break out in Iraq, including 70 percent of Republicans, White House spokesperson Scott McClellan stated, "We just want to show that the President shares their concerns and feelings."

The most recent APE-Dipsos poll showed the President's overall rating at an all time low of 37 percent. His job approval rating plummeted from 82 to 74 percent in just under a month, with huge losses among white males, previously a Bush strongpoint.

"I'm not happy with how things are going," said Joseph Bleaux, an out of work lifelong Republican from Atlanta, Georgia, whose tech support position was recently outsourced to India. "I'm not happy with Iraq... we should have been in and out of Iran by now. I'm not happy with how things have worked out with Hurricane Katrina... just look at all the deadbeats from New Orleans we've had to absorb here in Atlanta, not to mention places like Houston."

Mr. Bleaux continued: "I've heard his (Bush's) ideas over and over. Maybe that would be a good idea to sit down with him over a couple of beers, and see if they made sense then. They used to make sense... then I lost my job and had to stop drinking. Sure, I'd be up for it, if he's buying."

McClellan stated that the White House had high hopes for the 12 city tour. "While the President still doesn't condone drinking, this is a good way to get back in touch with our base," he said. "Everyone knows that drinking beer isn't really drinking in the 'consuming alcohol' sense, and the President has been a long time supporter of this conservative stance."

http://www.unconfirmedsources.com/?itemid=1557
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:24 AM
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1. Is this a joke?
:D
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:30 AM
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8. Probably a joke (unfortunately)
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 08:37 AM by rocknation
since there's also a story titled Bush Approves Sale of Statue Of Liberty and Mount Rushmore to Iran. However, the part about Bush's approval rating hitting a new low is true.

:rofl:
rocknation
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:35 AM
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10. Uh...just a bit.
:)
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:25 AM
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2. This is a joke, right? You need a :sarcasm: smiley on that....
If this is not a joke, I am about ready to believe KKKarl has lost it, really, really lost it.

:wow:
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:27 AM
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3. Oh, God I hope this is true----the world needs this kind of laughter.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 08:28 AM by Crankie Avalon
EDIT: clicked on the link and saw the photo. Hilarious parody, thanks! K & R
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:27 AM
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4. I'd sniff a line with him
he IS our pres after all...
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harpo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:27 AM
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5. we all knew he never quit drinking ;)
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:28 AM
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6. Joseph Bleaux = Joe Blow
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:28 AM
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7. I'll believe it when I see it...
no way they're gonna put some beer swilling, toothless smelly freeper in the same room as the Chimp.
If this is true, the meetings will be photo ops, and the 'regular americans' will be actors.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:31 AM
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9. This is just outrageous! Isn't he an alcoholic?
What will we tell the children?

:silly:
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:42 AM
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13. "drinking beer isn't really drinking"
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

This could be fun!!! Can't you just picture Bush with one of those hats that have two cans and a tube surrounded by cheering and adoring minions? :rofl:
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:37 AM
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11. No joke
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 08:40 AM by PATRICK
he chose a mildly democratic town near me, in a GOP rural region, where things do not go ballistic as they do in the big city Rochester New York.

I would love to see this backfire and radicalize the sleepy populace who, the liberal Dems included, are about a light year from DU. This is what middle small town America gets for being soft on Bush and traditional in a radicalized political landscape.

You get used like a cheap trick.

Strategically it is difficult to move protests around wherever the secret invasion is landing. The single road in can be controlled, the rural side roads slow and easy to spot for increased activity. Rallying locations are hard to come buy.

I think I will make a call and see where our designated free speech zone might be. Probably at the Jumpoff ledge on Gannett Hill twenty miles away, the steepest and highest view in the region. One that I wish Bush would visit in a vertiginous mood. Him and Rep. Kuhn.

BTW the beer joints built around the VA(the Bush people are trying to shut down) are no that convivial.
In nearby Victor McGann's Pub is very anti-Bush and the people there very polarized and active. So that will be bypassed. In fact, unless Bush in by chopper he will be tying up the thruway with his cavalcade.
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:39 AM
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12. His base drinks beer? I thought the rich drank cognac and wine.
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