Sunday, February 20, 2005

Bush Lied, Children Died... Or Maybe Not...

Re (a): David D. Kirkpatrick, “In Secretly Taped Conversations, Glimpses of the Future President”, New York Times, 2005/02/20

There is no bias in the press. An example:

From Eason Jordan’s CNN (note: Eason Jordan resigned recently as a result of a blogstorm from mendacious right wingers – so in reality he is a former employee of CNN - but his influence lives on):

Some talking head, whom I don’t care to identify because her future is already bleak, pulled the following quotes out of the reasonably fair NYT article (at least as fair as the vast right wing NYT can be when reporting on secretly taped conversations by one person in two person personal discussions)

Bush: "I wouldn't answer the marijuana questions. You know why? Because I don't want some little kid doing what I tried."

To which the right wing idiologs in the NYT added:

NYT: “He (now President Bush) refused to answer reporters' questions about this past behavior, he said, even though it might cost him the election.”

So to bolster the already weak commentary she brilliantly uses the following 26 words:

Bush: "Baby boomers have got to grow up and say, yeah, I may have done drugs, but instead of admitting it, say to kids, don't do them,"

Folks, that is the end of the ‘pro drug use’ commentary on the secretly secreted taped conversations between two friends in personal, off-the-record (yuk, yuk) conversations…

Eason Jordan – Let’s view the Davos video!!! Ah, that's right, one should not report on obviously personal off-the-record conversations...

Now let us look at the Vast Right Wing conspiracy (NYT) in action:

NYT: “The private Mr. Bush sounds remarkably similar in many ways to the public President Bush. Many of the taped comments foreshadow aspects of his presidency, including his opposition to both anti-gay language and recognizing same-sex marriage, his skepticism about the United Nations, his sense of moral purpose and his focus on cultivating conservative Christian voters.”

Remember, “Bush Lied, Babies Died…” Whoops, let’s not use this quote – it seems to illustrate that what you see is what you get, and what you hear might just be the truth. Is there any duplicitousness in evidence in these secretly taped salacious conversations:

NYT: “Preparing to meet with influential Christian conservatives, Mr. Bush tested his lines with Mr. Wead. "I'm going to tell them the five turning points in my life," he said. ‘Accepting Christ. Marrying my wife. Having children. Running for governor. And listening to my mother.’"

Uuummm, nothing there – let’s look again, maybe Bush in those secretly generated tapes will demonstrate irrational hatred of some minority group (say, gays):

“But Mr. Bush said he did not intend to change his position. He said he told Mr. Robison: ‘Look, James, I got to tell you two things right off the bat. One, I'm not going to kick gays, because I'm a sinner. How can I differentiate sin?’”

Let’s leave that for a moment and key on President Bush’s secret belief in the now bankrupt concept of RealPolitic (albeit on a national, not international, level):

“Recalling the bruising primary fight Mr. Forbes waged against Bob Dole in 1996, Mr. Bush told Mr. Wead, “Steve Forbes is going to hear this message from me. I will do nothing for him if he does to me what he did to Dole. Period. There is going to be a consequence. He is not dealing with the average, you know, 'Oh gosh, let's all get together after it's over.' I will promise you, I will not help him. I don't care."

We found it!!! President Bush will use electorial power to guide future events – and, by the way, not just kick the can down the road. He believes that the CEO of the most influential nation on earth was elected to resolve problems and promote a ‘pro-American’ (hey lefties: WARNING: Corporate Branding) future course in world politics.

Folks, this chap doesn't lie and he play politics using the Clinton method - even in personal conversations that are, by definition, "Off The Record".

To Lefties: Stop Looking For Naked Pictures of the President!!!

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