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Lame Duck Prevention

Bush is trying to save face these last two days, but he's still quacking all the way to the Rose Garden. Isn't it interesting that Bush needs

Bush is trying to save face these last two days, but he's still quacking all the way to the Rose Garden. Isn't it interesting that Bush needs his daddy to bail him out of another mess he's gotten himself into? The last ones were failed businesses. This time he's destroyed the Middle East.

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Poppy Bush and James Baker gave Sonny the presidency to play with and he broke it. So now they’re taking it back.---The president and Karl Rove, underestimating the public’s hunger for change or overestimating the loyalty of a fed-up base, did not ice Rummy in time to save the Senate from teetering Democratic. But once Sonny managed to heedlessly dynamite the Republican majority — as well as the Middle East, the Atlantic alliance and the U.S. Army — then Bush Inc., the family firm that snatched the presidency for W. in 2000, had to step in.

While Vice went off to a corner to lick his wounds, W. was forced to do his best imitation of his dad yesterday, talking about “bipartisan outreach,” “people have spoken,” blah-blah-blah — after he’d been out on the trail saying that electing Democrats would mean that “the terrorists win and America loses.”

He was asked if his surprise at the election results showed he was out of touch with Americans. “I thought when it was all said and done,” he replied, “the American people would understand the importance of taxes and the importance of security.”

So it was just that the American people were too dumb to understand? W. also managed to bash Vietnam vets, saying that this war isn’t similar because there’s a volunteer army, so “the troops understand the consequences of Iraq in the global war on terror.” Is that why W. stayed out of Vietnam? Because he understood it?


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