Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Consistent Phoniness

How phony is Bush?

So phony that EVERYTHING is phony. I sometimes wonder if his lying is compulsive, since he doesn’t just lie about the important stuff, he obsessively lies about trivia, and absolutely everything is all image and no substance.

Anyhow, Bush is on a bus tour through Western Ohio, and it one of these major campaign PR things: the traditional bus tour. But, being Bush, he’s actually taking a plane and calling it a bus tour.

"The bus tour, about 60 miles through western Ohio, actually includes two airplane flights — one from Detroit to Toledo and another from Toledo to Dayton."

Other highlights:

"There are workers who are concerned about their jobs. I understand that. I understand that.”

Oh, spare me, George: the one thing you certainly don’t understand is someone actually needing a job. When was the last time you needed one? In fact, when was the last time you succeeded at one?

"I looked at the intelligence on Iraq and I saw a threat."

And you were wrong. Iraq was no threat. Somebody should tell you that being completely certain when you are dead wrong is not a virtue.

“The world is better off without Saddam Hussein in power…the torture rooms are closed."

George? Are you actually so clueless that you said the above with a straight face? And somehow failed to mention the our own abuse of prisoners in the exact same torture rooms that you say are “closed”?

Yes, you’re actually that clueless.

And then, for a finale, he opened up the floor for questions that were planted. How do we know that they were planted? There were no direct questions about Iraq or even the economy. Not one. In a state that’s lost 300,000 jobs. Can you think of another explanation?

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