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14 September 2006

Smart-ass

I'm sorry, but an article on MSNBC entitled Powell blasts Bush’s plan for interrogations triggered my smart-ass personality.

“The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism,” said Powell
Beginning to doubt? A little slow on the uptake there, Colin.

“I reminded them that the most important job of government is to protect the homeland,” he [Bush] told reporters after the session.
And here I thought it was to protect the people of the homeland.

(And does it bother anyone else that the term "homeland" is being used at all in reference to the United States of America? Shades of Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia!)

Bush was accompanied to the Hill by Vice President Dick Cheney and White House adviser Karl Rove.
One to pull the strings and one to throw his voice.

“I have not really seen anybody running away from the president,” House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters this week
Rep. Boehner neglected to mention those seen walking away at a moderate pace.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who supports the administration, said he did not think the Bush plan would endanger U.S. troops because al-Qaida doesn’t take prisoners. “The prisoners they do take they behead,” he said.
And so until we start beheading prisoners, we're better than they are?

Sheesh!

  • On 9/14/2006 4:10 PM, Blogger _Thomas Williams said…

    Living here in DC I sometimes get to see these politicians up close and personal and I could not agree with you more, Jami. Bush cannot speak in full sentences, Cheney cannot smile, and Rove writes the scripts without an editor.

    http://thwphotos.blogspot.com/

     
  • On 9/14/2006 7:01 PM, Anonymous kelly said…

    John Cornyn is as crazy a Senator as Jim Bunning from here in Kentucky. I can't stand it anymore!

     
  • On 9/15/2006 3:42 PM, Anonymous Andy said…

    Yeah, I saw that quote from Powell today and almost choked with derision. Like he thinks that now? The world has questioned since Bush stole his first election and staged a coup about the moral qualifications of the US to head up a 'war on terror'. x

     
  • On 9/16/2006 8:56 AM, Blogger Tonya said…

    I'm with ya. You said all the right stuff.

     
  • On 9/16/2006 9:34 AM, Anonymous Andy said…

    I popped back to say I've been thinking about what you said re: the use of the term 'homeland' - yes, it does smack of Aryan thinking but then, so does much of what comes out of the US administration of late. x

     
  • On 9/18/2006 11:08 PM, Blogger Jami said…

    Thanks, y'all! I really don't like politicians of any stripe but Rethuglicans are the worst.

    And the President had the unmitigated GALL to NOT show up for Ann Richards' funeral! Way to go, dick! Oh, wait ... his name is George, isn't it?

     

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