Monday, August 21, 2006


AP reports that President Bush will speak to the press this morning, ostensibly to discuss the Israel-Hizbollah ceasefire, and to announce plans for humanitarian aid to Lebanon. No other details are available, other than the following from Tony Snow:
The President will speak to the press later this morning. Although we make no announcements regarding subject matter, we assure you that nothing the President says will be true in any way, and all statements of fact or policy will be completely denied at a later date.
Honestly, while acknowledging the absolute requirement of press access to the President, I wonder why any reporter even bothers asking a question. The "answer" will invariably involve invocations of "freedom" of "democracy" of "good vs. evil," with no chance of honest discourse regarding the economy, foreign policy, or executive power.

Maybe the Colbert approach is the only way to get close to an honest answer, because at least the question'll be such a change-up, Bush won't be able to give the standard paint-by-numbers answer. No wonder there's been a growing backlash against "fake journalists," as well as the usual rants against bloggers.

I think it's time for Ali G or Borat to sit down with Bush.


Blogger Weaseldog said...

If you're gonna drop phosgene on someone's kids you might as well buy them lunch.

I'm sure this'll be another speech about how killing people makes them free and gives them democracy.

Of course, Lebannon was a democracy and an ally. But that's semantics...

11:51 AM  
Blogger Alan P. said...

Everything Bush says is a lie. The economy, advice to the middle class, everything. I was thinking about what we were talking about a few threads back. I want to modify what I said. I still say Bush is no evil genius, but he is evil, an evil moron. Everything he does is designed to either destroy the middle class or enrich his corporate overseers, or cause human misery and suffering on as wide a scale as he can. As a child his favorite pastime was probably burning insects under a magnifying glass. Truely a sickening example of the worst character attributes a person could have. Stupid, psychotic, self-centered, delusional, singleminded, mean spirited. We are friggin' doomed, dooomed. (drat! and I was doing so good on my recovery from the D&G club)

3:57 PM  
Blogger DED said...

C'mon, Mort. Tell us how you really feel.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...


C'mon, Mort. Tell us how you really feel.

You may regret saying that.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

Actually he was known for torturing animals to death.

Childhood friends say he took special pleasure in blowing up toads with M-80s.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Childhood friends say he took special pleasure in blowing up toads with M-80s.

Becuase he wanted the toads to experience "freedom."

7:36 PM  
Anonymous nyhmr said...

Only time and history will tell what effects the foriegn policy gaffes and domestic blunders of this administaration will have on our great nation.

This administration just will not listen to anyone and will get rid of anyone who has a different point of view.

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

I don't think time or history will be very kind judges, that's for sure.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Otto Man said...

Hey, you heard the Decider: "History, who knows? We'll all be dead."

Today's press conference should live on in infamy, though. I haven't seen a tantrum like that since I last visited my nephew.

2:19 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

I haven't seen a tantrum like that since I last visited my nephew.

Damn, Otto! Words like "suicider" and phrases like "do government" are mighy sophisticated for a young fella.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Otto Man said...

True, Mike. And when I tried to put him down for a nap, he accused me of hating freedom.

4:42 PM  

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