Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The President Cometh?
No, He's Just Breathing Heavy

Another Bush press conference. I sort of liked it better when he didn't talk to the press. And the silly, psuedo-chummy joking about people's clothing--you'd think Bush wants to take over for Steve Carrell on The Office. But let's visit a moment or two. First, I love this one:

I do know that a lot of innocent people have died, and that troubles me and it grieves me.

As for those non-innocent people, death is too good for them. I wish we could have the "CIA program" go forward with those non-innocent people.

Then there's this passage, which is pretty much Bush in a nutshell (not to mix anatomy):

Q But they [the Democrats] don't say cut and run.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, they may not use cut and run, but they say date certain is when to get out, before the job is done. That is cut and run. Nobody has accused me of having a real sophisticated vocabulary, I understand that. And maybe their -- their words are more sophisticated than mine. But when you pull out before the job is done, that's cut and run as far as I'm concerned. And that's cut and run as far as most Americans are concerned. And so, yes, I'm going to continue reminding them of their words and their votes.

OK, no one's going to accuse him of using adverbs properly, either, but it's not the Dems' words that are more sophisticated, it's their thinking. For Bush there's only in Iraq or out, and there's no way in-between that actually might be responsive and responsible. Plus, you can't say you're reminding people of their words when you change their words into your words and then use those.

Short of all that, there's the easy Freudian take on this, especially with 41 looming over W.'s shoulder--you can't pull out before the job is done. Iraq, get ready for your money shot.


Anonymous dagfin said...

i recently discovered your blog, and am enjoying your sharp wit and biting sarcasm. i'll check in often. keep 'em coming!

10:03 PM  
Blogger Tom Hilton said...

If only Poppy really had pulled out before the job was done...

1:16 PM  
Blogger George said...

Ah, that's a good one, Tom.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous James said...

And they told us Iraq would just be a quickie.

4:00 PM  
Blogger George said...

I certainly was a great straight man with this entry....

10:29 PM  

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