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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:54 AM
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Bush Backhands Rush: Keep politics out of Haiti response
Bush: Keep politics out of Haiti response
By Michael O'Brien - 01/17/10 09:48 AM ET

Keep the response to Haiti's earthquake crisis politics-free, former President George W. Bush urged Sunday.

Bush, who's leading a fundraising drive for Haitian relief along with former President Bill Clinton, urged people to keep politics out of response to the disaster.

"Keep politics out of Haiti," Bush said Sunday during an appearance on CNN when asked about conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's assertion that President Barack Obama's response to the crisis in Haiti was driven by political calculations.

"There's going to be a lot of comments," Bush said, without directly commenting on Limbaugh. "My focus is on helping the desperate people down there, and I think a lot of American people feel the same way."

Clinton also didn't address Limbaugh's remarks directly, but said that, much like Clinton's having come together with Bush, people should come together to support Haiti.

"The only political thing that I hope comes out of this is that they keep their political convictions, but keep each other as friends," he said. "I hope it humanizes us all."

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http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/76529-...

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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:34 AM
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1. It occurred to me that enlisting Dubya
would go a long way to counter Rush and his racist ilk. Great move on Obama's part!

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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:15 AM
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2. Even Blivet can be right on occasion
Go Georgie!
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Blasphemer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:24 AM
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3. Appropriate response. He hasn't made any missteps since leaving office, I'll give him that..
Unlike Cheney, he's responded to tragedy appropriately while avoiding getting involved in policy debates. He seems to be taking his cues from his father.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:44 AM
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4. I'm too cynical
Bush owes Obama for not allowing any investigation into his crimes against that 'goddamned piece of paper' and crimes against humanity.

This is what politics is.

We're all now supposed to forget while we sink into a third world status. Meanwhile history is rapidly being re-written to make some sort of hero out of George W. Bush.

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