Friday, October 13, 2006



A busy week was had by George W. Bush this week. First, there was the whole 'Korea is testing nukes' thing and then he made the comment that basically went along the lines of 'good thing the Iraqis are tolerant of all the violence surrounding them because we've sure got a bunch to give out'. It's statements like this that really reveal just how out-of-touch this schmucktard is with the hell that is life in Iraq. As to the former, of course he tried to spin this as a new leg on the Fears and Lies Tour, but the American people seem to have had enough of it. In three weeks, they can send him a message.

For a man who will turn 66 early next year, Dick Cheney sure does act like a spoiled child much of the time. A couple of years ago, he told Democrat Patrick Leahy to go f*** himself on the floor of the United States Senate. This week, the petulant brat was in full display again. This week's victim of scorn Bob Woodward, author of the critical look at Bush's foreign policy, State of Denial. Cheney didn't seem to like that anyone would dare question the administration, let alone write a best-selling book exposing their ineptitude. For this egrigious breach, Cheney called Woodward and compared his book to so much bull-something and then hung up. I'd expect this sort of behavior from Beavis and Butthead or maybe from someone in the Howard Stern crew, but this is the freaking vice president and he's calling people to curse them out and hang up. Our leaders in action.

Sean Hannity continued the conservative effort to equate 'gay' with 'pedophile' as he had John Walsh on his Fox News show a few nights ago. Luckily, Walsh actually has brain in his head and is strong enough in his convictions to not stand for any partisan quackery. A lesser guest might have been yelled down by Hannity, but I would assume he realizes that a man like Walsh rises above liberal and conservative; Walsh's concern is for the safety of children - something that Hannity and his fellow Republicans would do well to try.

Here's something every reporter should know - if you dare ask about whether there might be anything that he would do differently in regards a foreign policy decision Tony Snow will chastise you for asking silly questions. After all, it's not like Bush has ever made a mistake when it comes to foreign policy decisions, so of course it must be nothing short of silly (if not perposturous) to ask such a question. So, no more silly questions, White House press corps!

John McCain spent a couple of days this week making me want to wretch as he had the audacity to place all the blame for North Korea's nuclear ambitions and transgressions right at the doorstep of Bill Clinton. See, I might give that idea some credence if, you know, Bush hadn't been president for the last 2000 days! And the fact that he's spent these past 2000 days doing everything but engaging the North Korea. But of course, when something goes horribly wrong in the U.S. today, it's alway Clinton's fault.

Here's the latest tally after eight weeks:
George W. Bush - 18 points
John McCain - 12 points
George Felix Allen Jr. - 12 points
Joe Lieberman - 11 points
Denny Hastert - 9 points
Dick Cheney - 8 points
Bill Frist - 8 points
Mark Foley - 8 points
Tom Reynolds - 6 points
Donald Rumsfeld - 6 points
Tony Snow - 5 points
Ben Stein - 5 points
Chris Wallace - 5 points
ABC - Path to 9/11 - 5 points
Matt Drudge - 4 points
Geoff Davis - 4 points
Sean Hannity - 3 points
Matt Drudge - 3 points
Marilyn Musgrave - 3 points
Michelle Malkin - 3 points
Condoleeza Rice - 3 points
Ann Coulter - 3 points
JD Hayworth - 2 points
John Boehner - 2 points
Michael Savage - 2 points
Neil Cavuto - 2 points
Frank Gaffney - 1 point
Hugh Hewitt - 1 point

(Points are awarded based on five points for a first place finish, four points for second and so on. Points will be carried over from week to week. NOTE: This week is a little different given the expansion of the roster so first place gets nine points and so on down the line.)

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