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Jeff Danziger, Syndicated Political Cartoonist
Are you going to believe a president (and administration) who intentionally lied this country into an unnecessary war? Or a president who is trying to expose lies in order to PREVENT an unnecessary war?
Hmmm… Tough choice..
So, have you ordered your copy yet?
In a new tell-all memoir on sale next week, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan writes that President Bush depended on propaganda to sell the Iraq war to the American public, The Politico reports.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, McClellan also reveals new details about allegations regarding Bush’s former drug use that shadowed his 2000 campaign.
McClellan tracks Bush’s penchant for self-deception back to an overheard incident on the campaign trail in 1999 when the then-governor was dogged by reports of possible cocaine use in his younger days.
The book recounts an evening in a hotel suite “somewhere in the Midwest.” Bush was on the phone with a supporter and motioned for McClellan to have a seat.
“‘The media won’t let go of these ridiculous cocaine rumors,’ I heard Bush say. ‘You know, the truth is I honestly don’t remember whether I tried it or not. We had some pretty wild parties back in the day, and I just don’t remember.'”
“I remember thinking to myself, How can that be?” McClellan wrote. “How can someone simply not remember whether or not they used an illegal substance like cocaine? It didn’t make a lot of sense.”
Bush, according to McClellan, “isn’t the kind of person to flat-out lie.”
“So I think he meant what he said in that conversation about cocaine. It’s the first time when I felt I was witnessing Bush convincing himself to believe something that probably was not true, and that, deep down, he knew was not true,” McClellan wrote. “And his reason for doing so is fairly obvious — political convenience.”
In the years that followed, McClellan “would come to believe that sometimes he convinces himself to believe what suits his needs at the moment.” McClellan likened it to a witness who resorts to “I do not recall.”
Wow, I didn’t see this coming.. What an UPROAR!! A conservative with a conscience? How refreshing..
Jon Stewart reviews the latest news from the Democratic primary race. John Oliver said that Clinton’s use of RFK’s assassination to point out the election timeline was “morbidly effective.”Oliver joked, “RFK’s assassination is short hand for early june and, to her credit, she always said I am in this campaign from the day Ghengis Khan sacked Samarkand all the way to the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima” .
I just had to put this one up too..
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Jon Stewart took a quick look at Bush’s use of the word “awesome.” Stewart notes the term “awesome” was previously “used primarily to describe skateboarding or pizza or dog on a skateboard eating a pizza.” President Bush has found new interesting ways to use the word.
Awesome.. I am pretty sure that I will never use that word again..
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Swiss bank paid McCain co-chair to push agenda on U.S. mortgage crisis
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain’s national campaign general co-chair was being paid by a Swiss bank to lobby Congress about the U.S. mortgage crisis at the same time he was advising McCain about his economic policy, federal records show.
“Countdown with Keith Olbermann” reported Tuesday night that lobbying disclosure forms, filed by the giant Swiss bank UBS, list McCain’s campaign co-chair, former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm, as a lobbyist dealing specifically with legislation regarding the mortgage crisis as recently as Dec. 31, 2007.
This was reported on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night (the article is co-written by Olbermann). I read elsewhere that a McCain presidency would have Gramm possibly in the Treasury Secretary slot.
This really IS shaping up to be ‘Bush, the third term’..
A person would have to be INSANE to vote for John McCain. Waking up to read each new disclosure or news flash on the McCain campaign is getting to be almost comical – and we aren’t even into the general election yet..