"He's isolated, trying to kill people to achieve his objectives..."
- President Bush, not referring to his own situation, but rather characterizing Osama Bin Laden's -- as his usual demonized mirror self.
I'm listening to the President's press conference. He's fielding questions as I type this. It's the usual political theater, candid in ways the President neither intends nor fathoms.
He keeps threatening our children in his usual manner -- "He's a danger to your children, Jim" (replying to the question "Why haven't we caught Osama Bin Laden yet?") -- "Your children are in danger" -- etc. He also keeps changing the questions to his usual dualistic good vs. evil horseshit.
He also, without a hint of irony, again accused the Democrats of "political theater" with the Justice Department investigations, suggesting the slow pace of that investigation was their fault -- rather than the fault of the White House itself. With the same opacity, he notes "the American people's" outrage at Iranian detaining of US citizens -- as if we haven't been doing the same (and worse) for six years.
He's twice thus far posited fighting ideology with ideology -- at least that's correctly stated. It is a war of ideologues, radical extremist ideologues -- and we're all stuck in the middle, between extremists. Bush just doesn't see himself as an extremist.
Dumbest line: Having rather obliquely brought the previously-ignored Baker-Hamilton report up as a newly valid alternative, and asked if his reference to an alternative proposed in the Baker-Hamilton report is "Plan B," Bush replied, "Let's call it plan B-H", pronounced "Bee-atch." It was hilarious!
We'z all your bee-atch, Prez.
Favorite quote thus far: "I don't think an industry that exploits human beings is in America's best interests!" He was talking about the immigration issue, but what a sweet comment from the most rampant plutocrat and corporate shill President imaginable.
It's more evident than ever -- President Bush either thinks we are all absolute morons, or he is insane.
Marge and I have had some computer issues (trying to install airports for wireless in the house); today's planned post to go up tomorrow: PART ONE of the first new interview!
[1:20 PM addendum -- sorry, it indeed goes up tomorrow! Comcast is a-coming in, and I've got to unplug everything and prep for their visit. Later, gators!]
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