Friday, September 21, 2007

Betraeus,BushCo, and Olberman

I'm going to yank a few lines from Keith Olberman's Special Comment for Thursday September 20th to give you a feel for it if you didn't see it. As is typical with his Special Comments, if you didn't see it, you missed something:

Mr. Bush, you had no right to order General Petraeus to become your front man.

And he obviously should have refused that order and resigned rather than ruin his military career.

The upshot is and contrary it is, to the MoveOn advertisement he betrayed himself more than he did us.

I thought there was a certain childish aspect to playing on the General's name, but the endless BushCo whining has promoted a billion dollars worth of advertising for a $65K NYT ad. When he's wearing that uniform he doesn't get to play at politics, something he'd already demonstrated prior to the latest disgrace. But Kieth has some more for me to tease you with:

But Mr. Bush, you have hidden behind the General’s skirts, and today you have hidden behind the skirts of ‘the planted last question’ at a news conference, to indicate once again that your presidency has been about the tilted playing field, about no rules for your party in terms of character assassination and changing the fabric of our nation, and no right for your opponents or critics to as much as respond.

I like to write and I like to stir you up, but this guy's a pro and he should rightfully be well paid to produce this. Go on over and let somebody put words on the screen you wished you'd said...


Steve Culley said...

George Will has some questions for Michael Mukasey on SERVING THE NATION OR SERVING THE PRESIDENT in Friday Sept 21 Oregonian. I aprticularly like James madison's quote.

dartagnan said...

According to MoveOn, over $500,000 in contributions came in the day after Smirky McChimp called the ad "disgusting."

If you want to see something TRULY disgusting go to the Vanity Fair website and read Barlett and Steele's story about how NINE BILLION DOLLARS IN CASH vanished without a trace down the rathole of Iraq.

Also in today's news you can read that the US Attorney's office in NC is investigating whether members of Blackwater, the mercenary army the US hired to provide "security" in Iraq, smuggled weapons into the country that ended up in the hands of terrorists.

Disgusting indeed.