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doh_phooey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:01 PM
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Bush & Perino: Is IGNORANCE Bliss?




PERINO on the Cuban Missile Crisis:

Appearing on National Public Radio's light-hearted quiz show "Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me," which aired over the weekend, Perino got into the spirit of things and told a story about herself that she had previously shared only in private: During a White House briefing, a reporter referred to the Cuban Missile Crisis -- and she didn't know what it was.

"I was panicked a bit because I really don't know about . . . the Cuban Missile Crisis," said Perino, who at 35 was born about a decade after the 1962 U.S.-Soviet nuclear showdown. "It had to do with Cuba and missiles, I'm pretty sure." So she consulted her best source. "I came home and I asked my husband," she recalled. "I said, 'Wasn't that like the Bay of Pigs thing?' And he said, 'Oh, Dana.' "

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/12/10/12829/089/...


BUSH on the difference between Sunni and Shia:

According to Peter Galbraith former U.S. diplomat on a Channel 4 special aired Nov 21, Bush didn't know there was a difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims as late as January 2003. The report (link to video at the Dossier below) has a lot more ...here's the part where Bush shows again how in over his head he really is.

Peter Galbraith - former U.S. diplomat: January 2003 the President invited three members of the Iraqi opposition to join him to watch the Super Bowl. In the course of the conversation the Iraqis realized that the President was not aware that there was a difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. He looked at them and said, "You mean...they're not, you know, there, there's this difference. What is it about?"

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/12/8/215257/257


BUSH on the names of world leaders:

The Republican presidential front-runner sat down Wednesday with WHDH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Boston, and was asked to name the leaders of four current world hot spots: Chechnya, Taiwan, India and Pakistan.

He was able to give a partial response to just one: Taiwan.

"Can you name the general who is in charge of Pakistan?" asked Hiller, inquiring about Gen. Pervaiz Musharraf, who took over last month in a military coup.

Bush said: "General. I can name the general. General."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/19991104/...


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doh_phooey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:19 PM
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1. Bush - out of touch on Iran? Or willfully ignorant?
Bush is such a liar. Or is he just out to lunch on the most important issue that he faces? In October, he charged that Iran's nuclear weapons program was bringing the world to the precipice of WWIII, even though the White House had been informed at least a month earlier that Iran had no such program and had stopped efforts to develop one back in 2003.

Is it conceivable that Bush was telling the truth at his press conference on Tuesday when he stated that he only learned of the National Intelligence Estimate report, which contained that inconvenient fact, last week? Even if Bush read the NIE report, he clearly doesn't respect it, for at his press conference he said, "the NIE doesn't do anything to change my opinion about the danger Iran poses to the world - quite the contrary." Not that he has anything against the NIE, whose directors he handpicked. "I want to compliment the intelligence community for their good work. Right after the failure of intelligence in Iraq, we reformed the intelligence community."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/1...

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doh_phooey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 09:50 AM
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2. Dana Perino Is Dumber Than A Rock
Fri Dec 14, 2007 at 01:13:38 PM PST

Ms. Perino and FOX News show us yet again how arrogant and out-of-touch they are with reality or where 70 percent of the population stands. Last night the White House had several holiday receptions for media poeple. More than 500 guests attending.

DOOCY: How weird is it to have, Dana, people who appear on other channels, who bash the president all the time, and then, one night a year, they come into the White House, they bring their kids, and they say, Hi, how are you, as if they havent been bashing the president all year long?

PERINO: Its a little awkward. And it was amazing to me, being in charge of taking the requests for invitations this year, how audacious some people are to call and ask to be invited to the presidents Christmas party.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/12/14/161228/71/891/...

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Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:09 AM
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3. Perino is every dumb blond joke rolled into one.
She makes my eyes bleed.
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doh_phooey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:44 PM
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5. edit
Edited on Sat Dec-15-07 01:46 PM by TDubyaA
make her and bush dumb and dumbererer

:)

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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:46 AM
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4. in his mind he doesn't need to know such trifling details
all he needs to know is that there's 'us' and 'them'.
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