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Newly Recovered Video Interview Shows Bush as a Completely Detached Airhead

Original post made by Patriot, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Jul 12, 2008

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 13, 2008 at 6:47 am

Solly, Cholly, what I see here is a Bush failing, but the failing is the misplaced chivalry that keeps him from tearing a new one when asked stupid or leading questions. Ireland has sat smugly behind the veil of neutrality, safe in the knowledge that those she abuses will still protect her from the genuinely bad guys. I might have, in that same situation, asked the woman why she was defending rape rooms.

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Posted by ignore him/her
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 13, 2008 at 6:58 am

Walter, Patriot has not taken his/her meds today. Be kind. S/he simply can't see how foolish s/he looks with these posts.

And, ignore her/him.

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Posted by A Boomer
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 13, 2008 at 7:24 am

Unlike the WMD capabilities in Iraq that never were found, Shrub's incapabilities have been there for all to see for some time, this video being but another example. Mildly interesting because of when it took place, but Johnny One Note has carried but a single tune, and not very well, for the last 8 years.

I noted with interest Shrub's comments in the video about how he was willing to "lead" a coaltion to thwart the terrorist evil doers. Sounds quite noble. His comment in tone reminded me of Bluto in Animal House, trying to lead his frat buddies on an act of vengeance after they all got expelled. Everyone just sat there, ignoring Bluto, who was sober for the only time in the movie.

Come to think of it, Bluto ends up as a United States Senator, and in the 25th anniversary DVD release, there is a snippet that states he has become President. Maybe that movie was more prescient than I thought it to be at the time.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 13, 2008 at 10:20 am

The Irish have never been the leader in world media, but this reporter obviously hoped to make her career on this interview. Perhaps she was looking for a job at CNN. This interview reeks of Irish so called impartiality and what she forgets to mention is that the world is a safer place because of the end of the IRA bombing British people and businesses for their own selfish means. Now she is standing on the American bandwagon of criticising the president when he is in a no win situation. Whatever the President (whoever he had been) had done after 9/11, somehow there would have been criticisms by the American people.

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Posted by Hal Johnston
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 13, 2008 at 11:28 am

If the media had a clue they could ask the president specific questions that involve military decisions that were interrupted by the US civilian leadership that caused a delay in tactical advancement in Iraq. But, these types of questions are far beyond the simpleton rhetoric of the morons in the media.

You hear the whimpering of this ill informed irish reporter prattling about combat deaths and she mentions a group of 4 dead american soldiers in some unknown non-specific incident. That was beyond stupid on her part; what was she thinking the president or anyone for that matter could recall something so non-specific.

I find her line of questioning the more idiotic of the two people in the interview.

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Posted by Carlos
a resident of The Greenhouse
on Jul 14, 2008 at 10:38 am

I think Bush dumbed it down for her and the Irish TV Audience.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 14, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Is it possible that Patriot is really Edith Groner?

Nobody else quite manages the hyper outrage and Bush hatred as Edith, and she has been conspicuously absent from letters to the print Weekly and Daily for the last few weeks.

Postings like the one from Patriot and Edith finally make it possible for me to understand the term 'fever swamp'

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