…from the idiots in charge. Via Carpetbagger:
For a guy who’s never had much use for reporters, President Bush sure seems to crave their attention. After he wrapped up a fund-raising event for GOP Rep. Dick Pombo in California, Bush bounded off stage and headed toward the audience to shake hands with supporters. But as he came down the stairs, he paused and shot a disappointed look toward the area where the White House press was corralled. Most of the scribes were buried nose deep in their laptops and didn’t notice the president was on the move. “Hello!” Bush called to them. No response. “Hello, reporters!” he shouted again, leaning in and spreading his arms. Still, nothing. “Hellllo!” Bush bellowed, waving his arms in the air and laughing.
Finally, a Reuters reporter, who had been playing back a tape of Bush’s remarks through her headphones, looked up and noticed the president standing a few feet away. “Oh!” she said, and waved back. Satisfied, The Leader of the Free World went back to the nation’s business.
The president is an emotional infant.
The Other Steve
What’s this about Drudge fabricating a story?
And why have Republicans choose to spoil all of our fun by telling Hastert to backoff on the Vince Foster conspiracy theories?
I so wish they had got him waving his hands in the air trying to get the press’s attention, and throwing a hissy fit…ya know like they did the Dean scream?
You – we – lost to this guy. Tough to live down.
Prediction: we’re only at the beginning of the Bush implosion. This guy has two more years to fail harder, and the only question is how much damage he can’t do.
I get the uneasy feeling we’re at one of those historical points where things go off the map completely.
Please help us.
Luckily, we can blame Americans and credit the diabolical manipulations of Rove/Cheney/Diebold. So, you’re free to continue making fun of the Preznit.
I’m going to go cry in the corner now.
And take a look at the line of succession following him — Cheney, then Hastert (for now, anyway). Even if W does “go off the map” somehow, it doesn’t look much better.
The beginning? I think the beginning was about half way through My Pet Goat. That was the Golden Age of Bush Incompetence. We’ve now entered the Silver Age of Presidential Stupidity. But, honestly, I don’t think he can do anything that could surprise us anymore. It’s just going to be more of the same until ’08.
Breaking story: President George W. Bush learns to play peekaboo, attempts to teach House Republican leadership principles of game.
TWICE. I will now light myself on fire…
i’d love to see a clip of this on the nightly news.
“It’s not the votes that count, but who counts the votes.”
There was a time in the nineteen forties when Vyacheslav Molotov was Soviet foreign minister. He was a shrewd man and a hard bargainer but worked for Joseph Stalin, who was The Boss.He was once overheard talking to Stalin by trans-Atlantic telephone during the course of some very intricate negotiations with the West. He said, “Yes, Comrade Stalin,” in quiet tones, then again, “Yes, Comrade Stalin, and then, after a considerable wait, “Certainly, Comrade Stalin. Suddenly he was galvanized into emotion. “No, Comrade Stalin,” he barked, “No. That’s, no. Definitely, no. A thousand times, no!”
After a while, he quieted and it was “Yes, Comrade Stalin,” again. The reporter who overheard this was probably never so excited in his life. Clearly, Molotov was daring to oppose the dictator on at least one point, and it would surely be important to the West to know what that point might be.
The reporter approached Molotov and said as calmly as possible, Secretary Molotov, I could not help but hear you say at one point, “No, Comrade Stalin.”
Molotov turned his cold eyes on the reporter and said, “What of it?”
“May I ask,” said the reporter, cautiously, “What the subject under discussion was at that time?”
“You may,” said Molotov. “Comrade Stalin asked me if there was anything which he had said with which I disagreed.”
I liked a Wanda Sykes comeback to some now complaining Bush wasn’t quite what they voted for…
”I don’t blame Bush, I blame ya’ll. You knew he was slow when you voted for him. You don’t blame a blind man for wrecking your car if you’re the one who gave him the keys.”
The democrats win back both houses and decides to impeach the president. Due to the extra stress and having to answer questions under oath he then falls of the wagon (Some people say that he has already fallen of it and some other people say that he was never been on it).
Would this then actually change anything about his behavior?
(This could obviously be seen as proof that the “some people” (FOX News(tm)) were right about his proximity to the wagon or the non existent state of said wagon).
Yeah, He should have just grabbed a intern and got a BJ.
So the nation’s business is shaking hands with supporters?
Is there a Godwin’s law, but for Clinton? Umm…He’s not the president, in case you forgot. Do you keep a copy of the Starr report with the pages stuck together, hidden in your bathroom on top of your copy of Peyton Place?
Does the same rule apply to Nixon?
It’s actually worse than that — he wears a blue dress while he “reads” it.
A now common bumper sticker ’round these parts:
“I never thought I’d miss Nixon.”
What does the page wear?
Bush also used his infamous “just a comma” slogan at Pombo’s little rally. Not that I’m surprised – the man has a stunning ability to learn nothing from one day to the next. But at least he surrounds himself with smart people… or something…
Well, he’s certainly not doing anything for the other 70% of us.
So, you completely missed the point?
You’re kidding, right?
Two years to go.
I wonder how manic El Residente will get when he goes through impeachment?
Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
Ok, maybe Cheney.
Um…I don’t think you guys get to harsh on Clinton’s BJ anymore–Foley et al have pretty much taken whatever punch remained out of that.
americans will vote for a ham sandwich if the attack ads are good enough.
funny thing is, clinton made phone calls while getting his dick done, and even then he still acted more presidential. spoke actual english, too.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
You guys are just pathetic. If it’s not Tim reveling in calling the president an infant, it’s John posting a 50 page manuscript trying to convince himself of the reasons he so despises Bush now.
Like I said a few days ago – train wreck. Cannot.Look.Away
So do you have anything good to say about your party? Or maybe some good news in the war on terror? Anything at all? Hey, I’d love to hear some actual good news…
What does it mean to call someone you don’t know at all “an emotional infant”? What does it say about someone that he thinks this passes as clever?
Think of it as something like an employer assessing the job performance and capabilities of an employee and coming to the conclusion, based on available evidence, that it’s time to hire someone new. In fact, that’s exactly what it is.
Jess, I’ve never heard any employer describe an employee as an “emotional infant”. It’s the sort of thing a young woman says about the boy she’s breaking up with. Maybe that’s closer to what it is.
Okay, Thomas, if you don’t feel comfortable with “emotional infant,” how about this. GW Bush is a retarded asshole totally devoid of any character, honor, or integrity. Fixed. There, plain truth should work better for you.
What do pointless rhetorical questions say about the questioner?
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
Tim, the point, in case you’re really too thick to see it, is that you look like a little girl crying about the boy who didn’t turn out to be what she wanted. Why don’t you turn your remarkable psychoanalytic tools on your own interesting little head? That’s not a rhetorical question.
Thomas, it clearly causes you a great deal of pain to see that the president whom you obviously support is in fact an emotionally stunted man with remarkably limited abilities. I can grok that. The transition to accepting the guy’s true nature will not be easy. But spare me the outraged bluster when I point out the obvious.
Tim, you’re the moron who wrote the “Surveillance” post, right? Talk about remarkably limited abilities. The president may or may not be as you describe, but you certainly don’t stand in any position to judge someone else’s abilities. Likewise, based on this post, you are the one who whines like a adolescent girl, so, again, it’s hard to know what to make of your judgment that someone else is emotionally stunted.
Yeah, what kind of a person would do something like that?
Maybe the same kind of a person who would say something like this?
…or that… Thomas, based on these posts, you are definitely acting like an emotional infant as well. I won’t accuse you of whining like a little girl too, though, because that’s just an inflammatory and sexist cheap shot to take, even when it does ring true.
Now, as I said to Sherard, above, do you have anything good to say about your party? Or maybe some good news in the war on terror? Anything at all? Hey, I’d love to hear some actual good news…