More towel-snapping and bullying. The transcript:
BUSH: Yes, Peter. Are you going to ask that question with shades on?
PETER WALLSTEN I can take them off.
BUSH: I'm interested in the shade look, seriously.
Q All right, I'll keep it, then.
BUSH: For the viewers, there's no sun. (Laughter.)
Q I guess it depends on your perspective. (Laughter.)
BUSH: Touché. (Laughter.)
(So nice to see Bush and "Peter" on a first-name basis.) Read below the fold...
Go say hi to these nice people. I met a bunch of them this weekend, and they are taking up the thankless task of taking on the right in the arena of religion. We had a couple of really good roundtables and I expect to hear more, but really- will we fix any of our nation's problems in the long term if we continue to ignore religion? That's our Achilles' Heel on the left, and it's getting past the point of being annoying. Read below the fold...
Bush said He had a message [again?] for Al Qaeda and other terrorists seeking to impose their violence on innocent civilians: "Don't bet on American politics forcing my hand because it's not going to happen."
Um, in a democracy, isn't politics supposed to force Bush's hand?
Oh, wait... Read below the fold...
I was listening to John King describe Bush's visit to Baghdad this morning. It was the usual "I got to go and it was cool man really cool" sort of thing.
But he goes on to recount how the helicopters had to fly really low and at high speed to get to green zone (and it was cool man really cool) safely. He describes the machine gunners on the helicopters swiveling around the entire way. Read below the fold...
the president folded himself into shadows
like a balloon man in a night song
and showed the world
he had murder up his sleeve
reaching into the hat (the hat that was his life)
he pulled out a rendition of his pertinent facts:
stolid, fading, a grimace-grinder
made to crawdaddy through hoops
"lookit george--a cowboy-man-thing!"
texas fuck-it drive-by fly-boy monkey-queen
is this the best we can do?
men and women dying, children cracked open like
bargain jars of mayonaisse
is this the best we can do? Read below the fold...
As I watched the train wreck that was The Larry King Show tonight, with David Horowitz defending Ann Coulter, I was struck by something he, and Coulter said. They make the point that the Left "parades" the 9/11 widows, and Cindy Sheehan, and amputee vet Max Cleland, and that they (the right) can't attack them because they lost loved ones/limbs/whatever. Read below the fold...
So tomorrow I'll do the whole detailed post on it, but at Kosvegas there was this panel that nearly came to blows. Seriously. It was about how to reach out to conservative Southern people and make them vote for their interests, best found in Dem candidates.