Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Goodbye, Fantasyland: Bush Gets Emotional, The Press Gets Delusional Crap!

"Hey! Didn't I Just See A Unicorn?"

The end-of George's-reign press conference went from sub-prime to Disney fantasy. The only thing missing was Tinker Bell.

Some annotated gems:

On Katrina:

Gesturing and speaking with feeling, he said, "Don't tell me the federal response was slow when there were 30,000 people pulled off roofs right after the storm passed," he said. "Has the reconstruction been perfect? No. Have things happened fairly quickly? Absolutely."

Bush is thinking in Neverland Time: "fairly quickly" meaning "not yet." People can't afford to rebuild anything now. The only reconstruction effected has come with the aid of people like Brad Pitt and journalists like Anderson Cooper. Bush had nothing to do with it.

On popularity:

"In terms of the decisions that I had made to protect the homeland, I wouldn't worry about popularity,"

He only listened to people when they were wire-tapped.

On immigration:

And so my point was, is that our party has got to be compassionate and broad-minded.

Huh?!? He's dragging out the "compassionate conservatism" crap again. That's sooo ancient history. Conservatives broad-minded? Narrow-minded, yes. Broad-minded? In your dreams, George!

The economy:

In terms of the economy, look, I inherited a recession, I am ending on a recession. In the meantime there were 52 months of uninterrupted job growth.

With 52 months of stagnant wages.

On controversy:

You know, Presidents can try to avoid hard decisions and therefore avoid controversy. That's just not my nature.

So that's why he didn't want to testify before the 9-11 committee.

On America's image:

I strongly disagree with the assessment that our moral standing has been damaged. It may be damaged amongst some of the elite, but people still understand America stands for freedom, that America is a country that provides such great hope.

The "elite" include half of the world. The only country that really liked a visit from him was Albania, the wonder of the Balkans.

(On retirement)

I'm a Type A personality, you know, I just -- I just can't envision myself, you know, the big straw hat and Hawaiian shirt sitting on some beach.

Would that he be on a beach - at St. Helena. His stupidity must be stranded on a desert isle: George meet Gilligan.

Just a thought.

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