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Last night on Keith Olbermann's Countdown, Keith had one of his longest "Special Comments" segments to date. It's focus was Mike Allen's interview with George W. Bush on Tuesday. Allen was representing Politico.com, one of the most establishment servicing websites ever put together (besides Drudge). Mike Allen, I'll state from the beginning, is a bit of a freakish "reporter", at least to me. Mike's deep love and admiration for Mr. 28% has never wavered during the 7 1/2 years of George, the Younger's reign of error and terror. Beachball soft questions, indicative of Allen's infatuation with the Maniac-in-Chief, were all that Allen could muster.
Allen's question to Bush about golf deserves special consideration. It validates what I've been writing for years now about the once hopelessly drunk silver spooner. The man, George W. Bush, is an empty, heartless, cynical and deviant man. Those qualities are on display in the following Q and A....
Q: Mr. President, you haven't been golfing in recent years. Is that related to Iraq?
Bush: Yes, it really is. I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be as — to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.
Q: Mr. President, was there a particular moment or incident that brought you to that decision, or how did you come to that?
Bush: No, I remember when de Mello, who was at the U.N., got killed in Baghdad as a result of these murderers taking this good man's life. And I was playing golf — I think I was in central Texas — and they pulled me off the golf course and I said, it's just not worth it anymore to do. Link
The Reverend has been suggesting that George W. Bush, far from being the affable, jokester we often see on the teevee, is in actuality a cynical, burnt-out, ex-drunk, who literally despises most everything his more honorable father represented. Bush, the Younger's personality is more in alignment with his bitter mother Babs, a woman who had the audacity to insult those who had been driven from their home states during Katrina as, "having it pretty good." Barbara's spawn was, at the time New Orleans was drowning, eating cake with John McCain and playing guitar. He must have been displaying his "solidarity" with Katrina victims by doing so.
The current president proves my premise by his answers to the worshipful Mike Allen's questions about giving up golf during the Iraq conflict. Bush's answer was a big middle finger to all Americans as he prepares to let the Oval Office door hit his ass on the way out. A most fitting of gestures by the worst president ever elected, or selected, to lead the executive branch.
"I feel I owe it to the families to be as — to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal." Having deceitfully led America into his pre-inauguration plan to attack and occupy Iraq with the U.S. military, he now, over 5 years later has the audacity, the same audacity seen in his mother, to tell us his sacrifice during this war of choice is giving up golf. He couldn't have been more disingenuous. Olbermann pointed out even THAT was a lie.
By his childish, yet cynical, answer, treating his own war of choice, fraudulently hoisted onto the backs of American troops and citizens, like it was Lent, Bush not only demeans our troops and their families' sacrifices but demeans America as well.
The "wrong signal" that Bush has been sending for over 5 years is that he doesn't give a damn about any of it. If he did give a damn he would have done something about his terrible and fraudulent decision that has led to 4000 dead Americans, 25,000 wounded Americans and hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis.....and for nothing.
If he wanted to make a public display of his "solidarity" with the troops and their families, he certainly could have chosen a less petty and cynical way to express it other than giving up golf. Conserving gasoline and energy and encouraging Americans to do so....would have been more fitting to the situation he created. Rushing to provide urgently needed armor plating for our soldiers' vehicles would have been more fitting, doing something about his own "stop loss" policy could have been understood as a gesture of "solidarity". Redeploying the troops, as the Baker-Hamilton report suggested, could have been an appropriate signal of "solidarity.
The Decider decided after 9-11, in another clueless expression of his own burnt-outness, that "going shopping" is what Americans could do during the days following al-Qaeda's attack. Rather than being an expression of leadership and understanding then, it was a pitifully silly bromide, meant to be that way by a cynical and petty man flipping off the entire country. A man who could care less about any of it.....just like his "giving up golf" answer yesterday to the suck-job extraordinaire, Mike Allen, was intended to express.
In Commander Guy's answer, "it's just not worth it anymore to do".....he feigns that he has a conscience. How long did it take for the brush clearer to find that conscience? Wouldn't an honest president with a conscience think that "it's just not worth it" to be seen playing golf anymore immediately upon the orders to launch his own personal war? de Mello was killed in Iraq August 19, 2003.....why did it take Decider that long to "be in solidarity" with those doing his ordered killing in America's name?
Many conservatives, some who STILL support the clueless and cynical Commander Codpiece, have used "Bush Hate Syndrome" as an explanation for why their Dear Leader's approval numbers are so low. Anyone who hasn't hardened their hearts into dead and cold organs, about two thirds of Americans now, know why those numbers have tanked. The reason? George W. Bush is a very bad man. Cynical, dismissive, conscienceless, criminal minded, anti-American, elitist, prickish, and a fool. He is a man who doesn't care anything about any of the disasters he has helped to create, created alone, or effed up while faking that he was helping.
He exposed himself yesterday, almost literally, sending out a big f*ck you to all who criticize him.
America, on the other hand, will be returning the favor come November when they hand the political party that George W. Bush leads the ass-kicking they have rightly earned.