27 June 2004

A national embarrassment

I was looking for a phrase to describe President Now-watch-this-drive with a minimum of words and this fits perfectly. He is a national embarrassment.

From Corrente on the subject of Bush's interview on Irish TV:

Three more times he scolded the interviewer:

- "Let me finish, please. Please. Let me finish, and then you can follow up, if you don't mind."

- "Let me finish."

- "Please. Please. Please, for a minute, OK. It'll be better if you let me finish my answers, and then you can follow up, if you don't mind."

Sounds like the interviewer wasn't giving proper deference to the Boy Emperor.

You know, if Bush was running for dog-catcher—or goat-catcher—and His local paper published that exchange, He wouldn't get a single vote, Blue or Red, because He'd be laughed out of town for being, well, ignorant, petty-minded, and vindictive.

But Bush isn't running for dog-catcher, He's running for President. And for some reason, he keeps getting a pass on this kind of behavior. Why is that?

I think that sound you hear is the wheels coming off....

Read the relevant parts of the interview and Lambert's post on the AP article .

It's incredible what President Nitwit and his administration get away with in this country. It has to do with money, ratings, and access. If Bush denies you access (and he will if you don't play by his rules), your employer falls in the ratings, thus losing his network large amounts of money. Most of the reporters coving the White House are whores, pure and simple, even Bob Woodward, who has lost a lot of credibility with me.

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