March 2, 2006
-- by Dave Johnson
The American public can forgive mistakes, so long as they are not done with some malignant intent. Apparently they can also overlook some incompetence, so long as they believe the President is working hard at his job.Go look at the post, it shows one lie after another after another, just in the last couple of WEEKS!
But when the public begins to think they have been lied to -- repeatedly -- that love goes sour. Very sour. And lately, for the Bush Administration, it's been all about the lying.
It's all about the lying. No accountability, no taking responsibility, none. This President comes off as an irresponsible frat boy who is more than willing to blame anyone else to get his own ass out of trouble. That may work when you are 19 (although it wouldn't have worked with my parents, I can tell you that), but one would think that the President of the United States would hold himself to a higher ethical standard on this. Especially given a situation where people lost their lives.
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If I were you I wouldn't link to that Matt dude. He doesn't make any sense.
As far as the "It's all about the lying" article, it's line after line of the guy's opinions. What's to discuss?
It's just more of the same. All hat and no cattle.
"That may work when you are 19 (although it wouldn't have worked with my parents, I can tell you that), but one would think that the President of the United States would hold himself to a higher ethical standard on this."
Ha! Glad to know that, Dave. Barbara Bush looks like such a tough old bird it's surprising she didn't manage to knock some sense into her son.
But seriously, news reporting seems to have become mostly a matter of trying to thread through all the lies to figure out what's really going on. It's just one report about lies after another today, from the UAE deal to the lies about New Orleans to what's now happening in Iraq, which is totally out of our control.
The most impressive lie, to me, was the news report in which Chertoff was officially reporting on the news that everything possible was being done in New Orleans and the situation was under control WHILE we were watching the live reports of the begging souls at the Conference Center, the Superdome, on the bridges, all desperate, shots of that dead body in the wheelchair, a father holding a baby pleading for at least water to keep the baby alive, and I just couldn't fathom Chertoff standing there assuming this was OK or we didn't know about it. Liar! This is a brutal man and we have to get rid of him.
"If I were you I wouldn't link to that Matt dude. "
Well I'll be seeing him in about an hour so I'll tell him Hi for you.
Posted by: Dave Johnson at March 2, 2006 5:41 PM
Well, that's different. Always good to lend a friend a hand.
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