Question: What is "George, have you finished your homework?" d r i f t g l a s s A: One question you never heard at Bush Family Home. So why does t
August 18, 2005

Question: What is "George, have you finished your homework?"
d r i f t g l a s s

A: One question you never heard at Bush Family Home.

So why does this story from the WaPo...

Despite Setback, Bush Optimistic on Iraqi Charter
President Lauds 'Heroic Efforts' of Negotiators as Some Critics Fault U.S. Emphasis on Deadlines
By Peter Baker and Robin Wright
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, August 16, 2005; A10
The failure to draft a new Iraqi constitution by yesterday's deadline represents another blow to President Bush's attempts to show progress that would pave the way for U.S. troop withdrawals, some analysts said yesterday, but U.S. officials called it a temporary setback and hailed Iraqi leaders for staying at the negotiating table.

...summon -- almost unbidden -- visions of GW’s wasted and wastrel youth?

Hmmm. Well...

1. Screwing around until the last minute.
2. Blowing off the “hard questions”.
3. Blowing off the deadline.
4. Getting the Dean’s Office to break the rules just for me.
5. Finally knocking together three pages copied out of the Tocqueville Cliff Notes to shut the professor up.
6. Being praised by Poppy for even doing that much.

Shit, sure sound’s like Furious George’s Salad Days at Yale to me. And how does this story always end?

7. Whatever I do, however badly I shit this up, Poppy’ll cut a fat check to bump that “F” up to a nice, resume-friendly, “B+”. this story from the WaPo...

Despite Setback, Bush Optimistic on Iraqi Charter
President Lauds 'Heroic Efforts' of Negotiators as Some Critics Fault U.S. Emphasis on Deadlines
By Peter Baker and Robin Wright
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, August 16, 2005; A10
The failure to draft a new Iraqi constitution by yesterday's deadline represents another blow to President Bush's attempts to show progress that would pave the way for U.S. troop withdrawals, some analysts said yesterday, but U.S. officials called it a temporary setback and hailed Iraqi leaders for staying at the negotiating table.

...summon -- almost unbidden -- visions of GW’s wasted and wastrel youth?

Hmmm. Well...

1. Screwing around until the last minute.
2. Blowing off the “hard questions”.
3. Blowing off the deadline.
4. Getting the Dean’s Office to break the rules just for me.
5. Finally knocking together three pages copied out of the Tocqueville Cliff Notes to shut the professor up.
6. Being praised by Poppy for even doing that much.

Shit, sure sound’s like Furious George’s Salad Days at Yale to me. And how does this story always end?

7. Whatever I do, however badly I shit this up, Poppy’ll cut a fat check to bump that “F” up to a nice, resume-friendly, “B+”.

Let’s se how they match up, shall we?  The story continues,..

Wall Street Journal editorial page:  don't trust it         Shrillblog

Brendan Nyhan reads the WSJ editorial page so the rest of us don't have to. He escapes back to the protection of his guard of shoggoths just in time, pursued by the shambling WSJ zombies led by Michael Moore, who shamble forward and chant: "Bush administration fiscal policy is responsible!" "Cutting tax rates raises tax revenues!" "Extending the Bush tax cuts isn't expensive!" and, of course, "BRAINS!!!!"

Brendan Nyhan: WSJ agitprop on CBO report: The WSJ continues...

Let’s se how they match up, shall we? The story continues,..

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