A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Exit Stage Right 

By now, it's likely you've seen the video of Bush bolting for the door at his recent press briefing in China. Sure it's embarassing to try to open locked doors on camera. The expression on his face kind of reminded me of Wile E. Coyote's "Oh, shit" expression when he realizes he is going to be the victim of his own most recent, elaborate scheme to nail the Road Runner. What's more embarassing is that a real man would not abruptly end a press briefing when the questions become uncomfortable. To say this smacks of petulance is an understatement. Of course, this is not the first time Bush just unceremoniously ended a meeting with the press. When Key Lay was indicted and Bush was asked about it, he simply turned and walked away. The MSM continues to cover for him, however. Locally, KCRA Channel 3 out of Sacramento showed the video of Bush trying unsuccessfully to exit stage right. Of course, the audio which led up to his not-so-great escape was not played so as not to give the audience the true nature of circumstances which precipitated this "cut and run."

BTW, the GOP talking point that democrats "voted for the war" has permeated the media as evidence by Tim Russert's and Jay Leno's use of this phrasing. This is, quite obviously, a mischaracterization of the resolution voted upon by Congress. These guys are extraordinary propagandists and one must be constantly on guard so as to not be taken in.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

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