George W. Bush, 8/20/07:
As he sat down with opposition leaders from authoritarian societies around the world, he gave voice to his exasperation. “You’re not the only dissident,” Bush told Saad Eddin Ibrahim, a leader in the resistance to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. “I too am a dissident in Washington. Bureaucracy in the United States does not help change. It seems that Mubarak succeeded in brainwashing them.”
Laura Bush, 4/25/07:
Oh, I know that very much. And believe me, no one suffers more than their president and I do when we watch this, and certainly the commander in chief, who has asked our military to go into harm’s way.
Rudy Giuliani, 8/10/07:
Speaking to reporters in Cincinnati, Giuliani said, “I was at ground zero as often, if not more, than most of the workers … [ed. note: ha] I was there working with them. I was exposed to exactly the same things they were exposed to. So in that sense, I’m one of them.”
Mitt Romney, 8/8/07:
“The good news is that we have a volunteer Army and that’s the way we’re going to keep it,” Romney told some 200 people gathered in an abbey near the Mississippi River that had been converted into a hotel. “My sons are all adults and they’ve made decisions about their careers and they’ve chosen not to serve in the military and active duty and I respect their decision in that regard.”
He added: “One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I’d be a great president.”
zomg yes because here in the US the President is oppressed by the awesome power of, um, of political correctness! Yeah! that’s it! It’s like totally oppressive because now, like when you want to use the “N” word or make fun of retards or call a “woman” competing for a promotion with you “sweetheart” in meetings, like people frown on that. You run the risk of somebody saying “hey man, you know, that’s not cool.” That’s right: somebody might tell you that they expect you to behave respectfully toward people who haven’t earned that respect by being born white, male, and in all other ways just like you.
Just ain’t no freedom no more.
If you aren’t a self serving, self interested, self justifying dickhead and complete and utter asshole, I guess you just aren’t presidential material.
Luckily, we have what appears to be an endless supply of these chowderheads ready to take on the role.
What a country!
It must have been hard to pull a quote for Bush, Tim F. Bush playing the defender of freedom, Bush playing the compassionate conservative, Bush playing the lover of life. Bush playing the fluent speaker of the English language. Bush playing the effective leader. The choices are endless.
Thanks for omitting a photo of Rud-E playing dress up.
Don’t forget, John Kerry really wasn’t a war hero. He fought in Vietnam just so he could avoid being drafted! And he shot that kid in the back. Everyone knows that in a war zone, once your enemy turns and runs away from you, you should hold your fire!
I only skimmed the article, but I thought that wasn’t it, actually. He was complaining about being a dissident against the State Department because of the internal opposition to his policies. The first example, which isn’t perfect but it’s a pretty good illustration, is one time in a speech when he said his government would do something, but it took two months for the order to filter down to the people who would do it. Now, to him, it looked like the bureaucrats were getting in his way. They had seen the speech, hadn’t they, or at the very least heard about it? So why weren’t they doing what he wanted? There must be some reason, some internal power struggle or something.
Well, did anyone think to tell people to? Not that bureaucrats are mindless drones, far from it, but if my boss (my boss’s boss’s boss) made a statement of a general plan, I wouldn’t take the initiative to implement in it in all its details until someone had found out how and when and stuff. If Bush did so, the article gives no sign.
Bush is oppressed, all right, by his own incompetence.
Cyrus: I hadn’t read the article, actually, but now that I have – woot! goldmine! Right there in the first paragraph:
He had committed his presidency to working toward the goal of “ending tyranny in our world,” yet the march of freedom seemed stalled.
I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard conservatives rail on LBJ’s “War on Poverty,” or who decry any anti-poverty program a failure because poverty is, after all, still with us (which is about as sensible as calling a halt to education because the mentally challenged are still stupid, but whatever). Well the shoe is on the other foot now!
George Bush is committed to “Ending Tyranny In Our World.” Time to sit back, pop some corn, and make Sisyphus jokes to our hearts’ content. Go Georgie! Go!
Ibrahim is a thorn in Mubarak’s side. The Egyptian President for Life runs a police state under the auspices of Bushco, at the same time the US mouths bromides about DEMOCRACY and extols his support in TWAT.
Pretty simple observation. All the Egyptian commentators took note when Rice said nary a word about FREEDOM or DEMOCRACY when she was in Egypt recently.
Awesome. I await his resignation, then.
Person of Choler
Anything bad in the world that G.W. Bush did not cause?
Doctor Field MarshalPresident for Life CodpieceBush and the rest of the GirlyManly Men in the GOP.
Responsibility is a heavy responsibility. And it’s even more heavier when the librul media and the blogosphere and the vast majority of the public question our great and wonderful leaders’
sanitypolicies and intelligence moralshonesty.
Yes, it’s hard to select just one example of this kind of thing from Bush. Who could forget how Bush comparing himself on vacation to Cindy Sheehan after her son’s death, or joking to amputees about his brush-clearing injury?
Hey, now, that’s not fair. We only blame him for problems that started after he was old enough to drive. And I’m pretty sure he’s not responsible for Watergate or Iran-Contra, either.
Beautiful. Your ability to respond to the actual post topic makes birdzilla look like a model commenter.
Wow, just look at that steely (McBeam?) visage. You can just see the cloth he’s cut from. Speaking of which, I wonder how much cutting and shaping of his flightsuit cloth was done by his gay, French tailor, Georges de Paris, so Bush could really get a rise out of The Base.
Every time I see that pic of Chimpy McFlightsuit, the words that Chris Matthews uttered come to mind. In fact, they are burned in place for eternity. Tweety was fawning all over the “man” who was leading our nation to war.
Matthews said, “Look at the ‘onions’ on him”, referring to his ‘codpiece’ that the form fitted flight suit made. I just about vomited when I heard that. Tweety was fawning all over the guy, and it was sick to see our impartial press so enthralled with the president’s onions.
God, that image and the utterance will be burned into my poor mind until the day I die.
Every time I see that picture of Commander Codpiece, I’m reminded of the day, hour and minute that I realized that the war in Iraq wasn’t about defeating terrorists, but about keeping power.
It also marked the last time I will ever give any Republican the benefit of the doubt, about anything.
Actually, Birdzilla is the model commenter, although we’d get a kick out of knowing what you guys think the model commenter is.
They had action figures of Bush in a flight suit. I was tempted to get one to uh play make believe that and one of Laura and Condi.
Oh god, Not The Codpiece!
The eyes….it burns…yes it BURNS my preciouss….
We’re very lucky to have the genius that is BIRDZILA bestowed upon us. Mock him not, Tim.
Does Bush have like a 12-inch penis???? Look at his right leg!!!!
I Am The Beast / a citizen of Hemet CA
Actually Bush is part of a curse I set through my origin to sooth me of my anger over the authorities of voters registrar and california court, local wicked ones I was offended by, who denied me the vote in my (Beast) namesake.
I told local benign people about it, I said I was praying my God to have the people elect a demon to lead them astray and cause them to go into a war they loose face and fall in.
I am a christian who believes it is good to curse ones enemies by the Lord in us.I come as friend first but wipe all the dust against my enemies and thank my origin of his laws and keeping of me.
Al Qaeda and many other non christian groups are not hated by me, I am christs and rather I was the only one of christs but these men and women are no more evil, often less evil and far more holy then people like Bush who fights against all the past and present to build one demonic global abomination government that my origin will annihilate.
Few Americans know that antechrist I am lives in the states, is born and raised in the states and has a say all manner of ways. Here I am, Beast, and can only advise any and all to repent, the time is now.
Love Beast Always