Saturday, July 29, 2006
Bush Creates Common Ground Between Liberals and Conservatives
Lest anyone think that only liberals are appalled at the claims and actions of the Bush Administration, consider this passage from a recent New Yorker article (July 3, 2006) by Jane Mayer detailing the dark activities of David Addington, Cheney's Chief of Staff:
I can't get excited by these conservatives now complaining about George W. They surely knew back in 2000 that George W was being propped up in his candidacy and qualified only as Republican royalty. They probably thought that he could be managed despite (or because of) his majoring in cheerleading (and minoring in history) at Yale. George W has best been described as a Texas fence post turtle. He needed on the job training more than perhaps any President since Harding. And how has he performed? Take a look at the video of George W's response to David Gregory's question at yesterday's press conference with Tony Blair. (Boy, would I love to be able to read Tony's mind as he attentively listened to George W's rambling nonresponsive response. He was probably thinking of the lucrative offer to join Murdoch's media empire, as the Brits no longer have one.)
while i also don't necessarily get excited by conservatives beginning to realize what a disaster bush is, considering that we do have our share of conservatives who post comments on line, i would be interested in seeing a straightforward opinion from some of them, simply on the issue of how they feel about bush, his policies both domestic and foreign, and if they feel he has been good or bad for the country. one caveat... i'm not interested in seeing a post devoted to liberal bashing, just a post simply devoted to whether or not you truly think the president is doing a good job.
The CATO Institute is libertarian, not conservative. And in today's Republican party, the two labels are mutually exclusive.
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