Friday, June 03, 2005

Republican Tells the Truth

Scared you, didn't I? But at least for this one quote from a recent Los Angeles Times article considering how lame duckesque President Bush might be, Ken Mehlman, chairman of the Republican National Committee, nailed something, "You have a president who, unlike previous second-term presidents, ran on a very specific agenda different from what he had tried to do in his first term."

Indeed. In his first campaign, he said he was a "uniter and not a divider." He said the mission of the U.S. wasn't nation building.

Not to mention Bush probably didn't want to run on the "accomplishments" of his first term. I doubt saying, "Well, only 3,000 American citizens were killed on our on soil on my watch--at least no other Americans died since then. Uh, on our soil, I mean," or, "Bigger is better when it comes to economics--that's why I've ballooned the deficit!" would have won him a second term.

So instead he scared the crap out of folks with both orange alerts and pink alerts--beware the terorrists and the gays. Either could attack any true American family, even the Cheneys.

I know, Iknow, there's nothing really new in this post, move along. Nonetheless I still have to make one last comment that is also all-too-typical, but what the hey.... That LA Times article opens with an anecdote that's meant to show Bush's indefatigability: "When President Bush first latched onto mountain biking as his favored form of exercise, he plowed over rough terrain with a distinctive technique: Even when he pedaled uphill, he refused to shift to a lower gear."

That might mean he's tough, sure. But as a sometimes biker, what I would tend to call someone who doesn't shift going uphill is stupid.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Amy said...

ooo "indefatigability."

and you mean bikes have gears?!? who'd a thunk it?

4:36 PM  

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