Monday, May 15, 2006

You Can't Make This Stuff Up ...

“I don’t really believe those polls. ... As I travel around the United States, I see a lot of appreciation for him. A lot of people come up to me and say, 'Stay the course.'"

– First Lady Laura Bush, May 14, on Bush's wretched approval ratings.

SAMANTHA BEE (voiceover images of President Bush at town hall meetings): As he barnstorms across the country to sell his Social Security reforms, President Bush has introduced an exciting innovation: the fake town hall. In these stirring non-debates, pre-screened citizens are free to voice their president's opinions. And pepper him with the toughest of compliments.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN AT TOWN HALL MEETING: I'm very happy to have you as a president. (Applause)

-- Daily Show With Jon Stewart, "Hall Of Same," April 19, 2005

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha.
Jon Stewart is great.
Here is another Stewart piece from the other day that has to be played to be believed. Stewart plays a video of a recent press conference where Bush called Mike Hayden: "the right man to lead an important agency, the CIA, at this very critical moment of our nation's history."
Stewart then replays another press conference two years ago where Bush described in the exact same way the now-resigned Porter Goss: "He is the right man to lead the CIA, an important agency, at this critical moment of our nation's history."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETacD6tAJ6Y
I think Stewart meant to exemplify, even beyond Bush empty rhetoric, that Bush did not appoint "the right man" two years ago, why should anyone have faith he is appointing "the right man" now.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I posted this last week after I read about a Laura speech at Vanderbilt University's commencement:

http://mikesneighborhood.blogspot.com/2006/05/first-lady-isnt-mentioned-in.html

8:49 PM  
Blogger lymie77 said...

Everytime I load this page your ads step right down the middle of the text - Window XP and firefox.

Anything you can fix?

11:11 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Where are you JABBS?
So many issues are passing us by.
Like for example Lay and Skilling's convictions yesterday should open up an entire discussion on Bush close connections with the biggest corporate crook in history: Lay, and the Bush Administration's personal efforts in attempting to force India into buying multi-billion dollar power plant from Enron.
What about Lay and other Enron croonies' BIG involvement in drafting U.S. Energy policy. (To this day, Cheney refuses to release internal minutes of these meetings with Enron officials. Hmmm, I wonder why.)
Then we have Bush personally stepping in and stopping California from capping energy prices so the Enron criminals could continue to raise prices unabated in the largest scandal ever leveled upon a municipality in history. No one is disputing the story. It is fact. I never heard Bush apologists address it.

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2006/052506.html
In a truly sane Democracy, for this action in California alone, Bush should be ram-rodded out of the White House for more either gross incompetence or outright negligence.

10:13 AM  

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