Thursday, August 09, 2007

A partial recap of Bush's press conference*:

But first, a quick sidebar:
The Iran issue. The New York Times' Michael Gordon apparently is pulling a Judy Miller by referring to one, count 'em one, unnamed source on Iran's involvement in Iraq. No corroboration.* Drumbeatdrumbeatdrumbeat. Who says we can't go back in time? It's 2002 all over again. So, will an Iran attack be our new funsy October Surprise? Okay, now back to Bush's articulate, animated, endearing exchange:

  • Re: Gonzo. Congress should deliver legislation rather than being the investigative body! Excuse me for just a minute. My head just exploded.Okay, all better. Ahem. Breathe. Aaaand....HUH??!! Um, Mr. Pretend President? Congress is an investigatvie body. Why can't I seem to remember that he paid people to take his exams and write his papers for him in college? He was trained in how to run a, corporation, er...nevermind. The point is, he sure hasn't learned how to be the President of the United States, even though he's let others do that for him, too.
  • Gitmo: He said that countries won't take prisoners back. Mr. Stupid-In-Chief? Anyone read the paper to you lately? COUGHBritainCOUGH! Oh, and while we're at it...who says these prisoners are killers? Have we had any fair trials to determine that? I didn't think so.
  • Mortgages: No direct grants to homeowners. More education is needed, that's all. So go get a PhD! What's so hard? Problem solved. We Americans must be idiots not to have realized that.
  • And finally, the sage, oh-so-reverent recap by Tweety: Bush gave a strong performance. Powerful. Wow. (Who is he, Matt Damon?) It's safe to say we can add Chris to the list of entrants into Bush's Lyme-diseased rear entrance. I realize the results of the colonoscopy read "clear", but hey, there's no such thing as a perfect diagnosis.
2009 can't come soon enough.

*With a little help from Thom Hartmann


At 11:43 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Worked all day. I needed to post!

At 12:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Bush guy never disappoints. He's not only lowered the bar for being president, he's stomped on it so much that it's gonna take someone special (rhymes with Flobama?) to lift it up again.

At 1:24 AM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Hmmmm. Who could that be? Slobama? Gobama? Bananafanabobama?

At 7:14 AM, Blogger ohdave said...

Well, some of the prisoners were taken from Afghanistan, where they went to escape torture in their home countries, which they are now being sent back to, potentially.


If they're innocent, they should be given asylum in the US. Can't do that, they might talk to the press.

At 7:35 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Congrats Cliff (and baby) on getting a shout out from Colbert!


At 7:42 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

sorry, i guess I dont know how to post a usable link.


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