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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-19-07 04:55 PM
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Bush As King Lear...surrounding himself with "yes men"...
hmm..was this one of the Shakespeares he read?


In Shakespeare's "King Lear," a powerful man comes to a tragic end because he surrounds himself with flatterers and banishes the friends who will not varnish the truth to please him.

Several controversies in the past six years of the Bush administration -- including two in the news last week -- bring Lear to mind. From discrediting a covert CIA officer whose husband had criticized the invasion of Iraq to having the Justice Department find out which U.S. attorneys were "loyal Bushies," from sidelining a general who said more troops would be needed in Iraq to silencing government scientists who advocated action against global warming, from sniping at an actuary whose numbers didn't square with the administration's health-care cost projections to belittling those who warned against using inhumane techniques against detainees, the Bush administration has regularly evinced a with-me-or-against-me attitude to criticism.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-19-07 05:00 PM
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1. And the kingdom was left in ruins, after... But where is our "Kent?"
The kingdom's last honorable man... And where is the fool? The last truthful man...
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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-19-07 05:02 PM
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2. I assure you,
good fellow-DUer, that Chickenhawk George hasn't cracked open "a Shakespeare" in his born days. Just another little lie from *.

And he sure as hell hasn't read any Camus.

Either one of them would blow his tiny mind away. :dunce:
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-19-07 05:07 PM
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3. My mistake..
I omitted the sarcasm graphic, I can assure you that is what it was. :hi:

He also has said he studies history, which is either a bold-face lie, or he is trying deliberately to fail.
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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-19-07 05:11 PM
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4. The guy is the biggest idiot in history.
Lucky us, huh?

:hi:
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