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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:47 PM
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* out of touch? Say it ain't so!

{b} "He can point out Moe's Tavern, Greasy Joe's, and the Bar-B-Q Pit on any map," added Duffy, listing three of Homer Simpson's favorite eating and drinking establishments.{/b}

This confidential video must have been a doozy! ;-)

Maddocks: Experts say president's knowledge of First Amendment is a liability
By Phil Maddocks/ Bulletin Editor
Friday, March 10, 2006

The White House is downplaying the significance of a newly released video that shows President Bush boasting that he is far more familiar with the five First Amendment freedoms than the five Simpson family members or the three "American Idol" judges.

But a number of longtime political observers say the latest revelation only adds to the growing impression that president is out of touch with the concerns of ordinary Americans and they expect that Bush's dismal approval ratings will take another hit.

"If Americans were looking to elect someone they would want to have a discussion about The Bill of Rights with, they would have voted for John Kerry," said one longtime Beltway insider who spoke on the condition of anonymity since he has legally changed his name to anonymous.

In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal officials can be seen on a confidential videotape trying to quiet the president as he rattled off details of The Bill of Rights while ignoring questions raised about Bart Simpson and Homer Simpson and "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul.

"She was my second choice after Harriet," the president said confidently at one point before he assured officials: "We are fully prepared."

"I hope people don't draw conclusions from a single briefing," presidential spokesman Trent Duffy said. "He received multiple briefings from multiple officials, and he was completely engaged at all times - on 'The Simpsons' and other topics."


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