Language remains the hiding ground of excuses.
There was something pathologically skewed about the presidents press conference today; Context are mixed up and assembled to sound good; Behavior is shaped by words, via abstraction, to “nobelize”, and so validate all actions that were obviously a different way at the time.
He even blamed the press for Katrina, reducing the whole issue to his fly-by, then creating a scenario, that if he landed in Baton Rouge, he would have been criticized for diverting security. Future presidents were said to be who will need to deal with all problems about Iraq. Entirely skipping the reality that he started this Iraq adventure in occupation. The 9-11 reason to excuse everything was also invoked. He then blamed the current economic issues on his predecessor; claims he inherited all negatives. Bush did seem to be sorry for the “Mission Accomplished” banner, which I remember they said was not really their doing, shortly after it began to be criticized at the time.
Interesting how conservatives so often have to do this stretching and mixing of facts and context to explain differences such as; 3 million jobs created under Bush, 21 million under Clinton. (The; Those who question me are disingenuous, trick. Then must target blame somewhere other.) The whole experience of this last press conference reminds me much of alcoholic thought patterns.
Good bye to the president of whine and self pity.
I hope he seeks mental help somewhere.
Anyway you dice it; We’ll be paying for it.
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Posted in Politics on Monday, January 12, 2009 by theclimaxan
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