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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:24 PM
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"I thought you were going to ask about the pig."
That was Bush's response to the following very serious questions about the Middle East today asked by a reporter at his press conference with Chancellor Merkel:

"There's a concern that the Beruit airport has been bombed, and do you see a risk of triggering a wider war, and on Iran, they have so far refused to respond. Is it too far past a deadline or do they still have time to respond."
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:26 PM
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1. Was Karl standing close by?
He may have a new nickname.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:27 PM
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2. folksy bushy talk.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:27 PM
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3. Dude. The man is seriously disconnected.
I feel a little queasy about it.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:32 PM
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9. Merkel looked disgusted and annoyed with him. He looked
and acted like a fool! It was embarrassing!
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 02:54 PM
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29. I don't think it's an act
that whole Fool thing. Really.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:29 PM
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4. Are you serious? I was gone most of the day.
And I am on PSTime.

What was the context?
What pig?

My head is swimming...
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:30 PM
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6. The context is a joint press conference (Bush is in Germany)
At the beginning he mentioned they talked about "a lot of things" and that there will be a feast later and he hears "he's gonna get to cut the pig"

The guy has no business being president.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:35 PM
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11. "gonna get to cut the pig"
Well, now, THAT oughta play well in the Middle East.

I just saw a post saying it was on Daily Show.

I'll just wait a couple of hours.

Thanks for getting back to me, I was going somewhat vertiginous.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:32 PM
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10. They were having a pig roast in blivet"s** honor tonight in Germany
and he couldn't keep from talking about the damn pig dinner.

They just showed the clip on The Daily Show. I was out most of the day too, so I missed it live too.

I am so ashamed that he is referred to as "Mr. President" anywhere in the world.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:38 PM
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13. Well, now, Ms Sydnie...
That pig dinner ought to play real good on Al-Jazeera. How could they be so stupid/malicious?

I wonder - does a "pig dinner" mean that pigs are eating or being eaten?
I'm saying both.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:52 PM
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14. Ain't that the truth!
and his glee about eating it, when the rest of the world was wondering if we would wake up tomorrow was just the icing on the cake.

"Let them eat pig ..."
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:29 PM
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5. I am sure the WH Press laughed and laughed along with Bush
and politely changed the subject. That is their standard mode of operation.

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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:31 PM
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7. No one laughed
I think everyone was shocked that he would shuck off such a serious question.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 11:13 PM
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20. On NPR this AM Don Gag-Me was practically giggling about the herring
Nauseating in more ways than one.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:31 PM
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8. everything is a joke for this Clown
:puke:
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 11:01 PM
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16. yes, he thinks everything is a big party in his honor ...
... and that everyone is expecting him to blurt out idiotic things. He appears to have conflated the "court jester" and "President" jobs.
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Ringo84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:37 PM
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12. I'm stunned
I agree with other DUers.... I'm ashamed that this man is the President.
:thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
I can't believe he'd actually SAY something like that. Making it out to be a big joke.
Ringo
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 10:57 PM
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15. Another 'My Pet Goat' moment
We're on the brink of all out war and Bush is fixated with something beyond banal.

The fact that he mentioned the pig at all is hard to believe. But that he mentioned it in response to such a serious question is very worrisome. This man is not well.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 11:03 PM
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17. if anything, this is even worse than the time he fixated on those Bibles
Back when that US aircrew was captured by China, people were amazed that the only thing Bush could come up with was whether the prisoners had access to Bibles! At the time, commentators wondered if it was just because he was so new to the job, or whether he really was incompetent.

Now we know.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 11:18 PM
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21. What must the Germans think?
When he visited Germany a few months ago, he was asked about his best moment in office. He replied by describing the time he caught a fish on his ranch.

Now he's asked about his thoughts on the possible outbreak of all-out war. He talks about a pig.

This is worse than Chauncey Gardner. Bush doesn't even make a believable puppet for the PNAC, but no one seems to care.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 11:11 PM
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19. Worse Than That. Everything is Going According to Plan.
PNAC's plan.
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 11:06 PM
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18. He's about 12 years old...
developmentally. :eyes:
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 01:16 PM
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22. Just wrong on so many levels
Now, I happen to like pork and if someone invited me to a special wild boar roast in my honor I'd certainly be looking forward to it. BUT: if I'm working and someone asks me a very serious question about my business, one that had bearings on my future success, I'd answer the question seriously and not imply that my own desire to eat barbecue was more important than, for example, preventing WWIII. But that's just me, and I haven't had the advantages of an Andover/Yale/Harvard edumacation.

And I certainly hope I have the cultural sensitivity not to bring up pigs when asked about a longstanding conflict between people of two religions which both arbor swine. But then my grandfather wasn't a senator, and my father wasn't president, so maybe there's some subtlety I'm missing here.

As an earlier poster said, "Let them eat pig" should be the motto of this administration.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 01:17 PM
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23. What pig? what am i missing here?
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 02:11 PM
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24. Go here - select "slicing the pig"
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 02:39 PM
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26. Folksy ain't he?
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 02:25 PM
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25. I think I'll just curl up into a fetal ball
in the corner and sob for awhile, we're so fucked.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 02:51 PM
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27. Also, he took the baton from the conductor of the music being
played, and wanted Condeleeza to play the organ. He twice talked about the pig when asked questiosn. I have been trying to find a link to the story Randi said she got from AP but so far no luck.

But, golly shit! Is this humiliation for us ever going to end?
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 02:56 PM
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31. Didn't Bo Yeltsin do the same thing when he was drunk?
Good Lord! He's channeling Bo.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 02:57 PM
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32. If Randi's description of what happened is true, he certainly
was acting like he was drunk.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 02:53 PM
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28. He is totally unfit for the office he holds.
It's mind boggling how severely lacking the man is. It's becoming an every day thing for him to make an ass out of himself on a national or international stage. It's like watching American Idol when there's a laughable contestant doing his thing. It makes you squirm in your seat and clutch at the arms on your chair. You want it to be over but no one is stopping him. He keeps moving on to the next round day after day.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 02:54 PM
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30. Bush don't care, people listen up
George Bush hates human beings!
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