Sunday, August 14, 2005

Can He Do Over? There's a 7-second Delay, Right?

Now, I'm not the biggest George Bush fan to begin with (ahem ... lumber ... ahem ... cattle ... ahem ...), and I've avoided posting about him. But, did he really say this? (Sydney Morning Herald, Bush tells why he will shun protester):
Mr Bush said he was aware of the anti-war sentiments of Cindy Sheehan and others who have joined her protest near his Texas ranch. "But whether it be here or in Washington or anywhere else, there's somebody who has got something to say to the President, that's part of the job," he said on Saturday. "And I think it's important for me to be thoughtful and sensitive to those who have got something to say. But I think it's also important for me to go on with my life, to keep a balanced life."
Emphasis mine.

Mental note, while you may be the president of the United States, and work-life balance might be an issue, try not to raise that you're
trying to get on with your life as the reason why you won't talk to a grieving mother.

Should have ended it with the "part of the job" - he obviously can't talk to every protester, but that last sentence just seems especially cold.


ferrethouse said...

She isn't grieving. I'm going to resist using the word I reserve for Belinda Stronach since she did lose her son but today she is calling on the "jews to get out of Palestine" and is threatening to not pay her taxes. This has NOTHING to do with her son and everything to do with lobbying on behalf of every liberal organization in the United States.

Anonymous said...

"Lobby on behalf of every liberal organization in the US"? That's shockingly silly. She is a grieving mother that wishes the war hadn't started. It's no more complicated than that. Wht must conservatives destroy this grieving mother. And why is Bush such a coward he can't meet with her. The personal attacks she must endure is so classicly conseravtive. I weep for her. I hope she can survive the conservative dirty politics.

ferrethouse said...

"Lobby on behalf of every liberal organization in the US"? That's shockingly silly.

Turn on your television and prepare to be "shocked silly". Every liberal organization is camped out right beside her. You didn't even address the point of my comment. She is no longer even speaking about the war. She has started talking about completely unrelated liberal causes. Take your blinders off Mr. Anonymous - a dose of reality could really help your ignorance.

Progressive Maritimer said...

What can be mildly put as "shockingly silly" and is more like down right disgusting, is the fact that BOTH sides are using her grief. The left is using her as a posterchild for the anti-war movement and the right has been attacking her from day one when she went public with her opinion. Both sides are guilty here, just let the poor mother be instead of exploiting her grief.

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