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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 06:19 AM
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Nixon admired Barbara Bush because "she knows how to hate."
Screaming for Vengeance

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

Feature: 11/3/2000

n the lobby of the Canal Street Hotel where the Texas delegation was housed for the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans, George W. was courting the Texas press corps. Easy and accessible, he locked on with those blue eyes, first-named reporters, and held forth in the hotel lobby for as long as anyone holding a tape recorder cared to stand and listen.

The only time he showed any sign of anger was when he was asked about then-Governor Ann Richards comment about his father being "born with a silver foot in his mouth." The blue eyes narrowed as he responded to the reporter who asked the question. "It was mean and uncalled-for," he said. "It didnt bother my dad. Hes lived with Doonesbury, so hes used to that. But it hurt my mother." Governor Bush talks like his father, who was equally prone to malapropisms and non sequiturs, but he thinks like his mother, whom Nixon admired because, he reportedly said, "she knows how to hate." Which is a way of saying that George W. believes grudges should be transgenerational and involve corruption of blood and children avenging the wrongs visited on their parents.

On that afternoon in New Orleans twelve years ago, Bush was clearly itching to get even. And that was just for a slight aimed at his father. What if W. himself loses the presidency? I think we all know what: If George W. Bush loses the election next month, he will come back to Austin looking to settle some scoresBarbara Bush-style. And anyone who thinks the Texas governorship is a weak office is going to learn a little something about the exercise of power by the masternot George W. Bush, but his chief strategist Karl Rove. Theyre keeping lists. Of every insult, no matter how small. Of every criticism, no matter how fair. Of every news clip. Of every joke, no matter how innocent.

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When it was my turn to speak on a later panelabout Rove I recalled that he had lived in Utah, which at the moment didnt seem too far away. "Before I start," I said, "I would like to know if Karl Roves sister or wife is in the audience." When the scattered laughter ended, I delivered my remarks on Rove. A week later, in my office in Austin, I received a one-sentence handwritten note: Sir, Not a sister or a wife, but my aunt, armed with a tape recorder. It was from Rove.



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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 06:21 AM
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1. Their all Trickie Dicks Pups!!
Edited on Tue Sep-06-05 06:22 AM by orpupilofnature57
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 08:47 AM
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5. Interesting
If you haven't watch the PBS documentary on Rove called "The Architect." There is an interesting part where Rove is starting his dirty tricks and teaching them to people at a time Watergate happened and was being investigated and all that. I think the FBI or someone like that found out about Rove and went to them. They claim he wasn't involved etc. but now I wonder with these statements.
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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 06:27 AM
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2. Source of Bush's Iraq Obsession
Which is a way of saying that George W. believes grudges should be transgenerational and involve corruption of blood and children avenging the wrongs visited on their parents.

Shrub Bush is obsessed with avenging his father who was pilloried by the neo-cons for stopping short of Baghdad. Hence he demanded that Richard Clarke find any link between Iraq and 9/11 (none existed).
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 06:29 AM
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3. Wow, that list must include just about every American citizen by now.
"his chief strategist Karl Rove. Theyre keeping lists. Of every insult, no matter how small. Of every criticism, no matter how fair. Of every news clip. Of every joke, no matter how innocent."

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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 08:49 AM
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6. Valerie Plame!
Edited on Tue Sep-06-05 08:49 AM by FreedomAngel82
I hope Fitzgerald knows about this. I think this also shows how George Bush is very involved in everything and anything Karl Rove does.
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devinsgram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 08:45 AM
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4. The apple does not fall far from the tree.
President Apocalypse.
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