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Friday, March 24, 2006
Fools and the President
Reading one of the much-quoted Bushisms one wonders who he was talking about. You, me, all of us? "There's an old saying in Tennessee --- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee--- that says, fool me once, shame on-- shame on you. Fool me-- you can't get fooled again." President George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002" Whenever the president is without a script and teleprompter he is likely to utter strange, tortuous mumbo jumbo. There are hundreds of examples. The signs are clear,however, that he is failing to fool us again. His exhortations are falling on deaf ears. He has been tuned out by all but his core supporters and even some of them are unhappy because they feel that he has not done enough for them!
"Is Anyone Listening?" We are seeing a new Bush. Scratch the suface and you'll find the old Bush. Richard Wolffe and Holly Baily in Newsweek: " The banner hanging over President George W. Bush read united to victory. But as Republicans listened to Bush slog through his familiar pep talk at a $2,500-a-head fund-raiser last Thursday night, the party faithful knew they were anything but united."