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George Bush -- Tower of Empathy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Fenian_Bastard, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. From today's presser:

    " I can understand why Pat Tillman's family, you know, has got significant emotions. A man they loved and respected was killed while he was serving his country.
    "I always admired the fact that a person who was relatively comfortable in life would be willing to take off one uniform and put on another to defend America, and the best way to honor that commitment of his is to find out the truth, and I'm confident the Defense Department wants to find out the truth too and will lay it out for the Tillman family," Bush said.


    First of all, just shut up, OK?
    Second, do you think he ever sensed, for a second, the irony of someone with his background talking that rot about someone "being willing to take off one uniform and put on another." After the Swift Boat campaign? And, of course, he took off his uniform and, ah, nobody knows when -- or if -- he put it back on.
    Thirdly, just shut up, OK?
     
  2. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Deep down, I am grateful to be alive and an adult in a time when such an incomparable douchebag is the most powerful man on the planet. It is morbidly awesome. Macabre.

    Reminds me of the Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times."
     
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Come on, Fenian, how are we supposed to proceed if our Decider has no voice?
     
  4. jimmymcd

    jimmymcd Guest

    The full context of his answer:

    Q: Thank you, Mr. President. You speak often about taking care of the troops and honoring their sacrifice. But the family of Corporal Pat Tillman believes there was a cover up regarding his death, and some say perhaps he was even murdered, instead of just friendly fire. At a hearing last week on Capitol Hill your former Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, other officials used some version of "I don't recall" 82 times. When it was his term to step up, Pat Tillman gave up a lucrative NFL career, served his country and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Now you have a chance to pledge to the family that your government, your administration will finally get to the bottom of it. Can you make that pledge to the family today, that you'll finally, after seven investigations, find out what really happened?

    THE PRESIDENT: Well, first of all, I can understand why Pat Tillman's family, you know, has got significant emotions, because a man they loved and respected was killed while he was serving his country. I always admired the fact that a person who was relatively comfortable in life would be willing to take off one uniform and put on another to defend America. And the best way to honor that commitment of his is to find out the truth. And I'm confident the Defense Department wants to find out the truth, too, and we'll lay it out for the Tillman family to know.

    Q But, Mr. President, there have been seven investigations and the Pentagon has not gotten to the bottom of it. Can you also tell us when you, personally, found out that it was not enemy fire, that it was friendly fire?

    THE PRESIDENT: I can't give you the precise moment. But obviously the minute I heard that the facts that people believed were true were not true, that I expect there to be a full investigation and get to the bottom of it.
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    Yeah, he should have just stood there silent. Great call, FB.
     
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    But obviously the minute I heard that the facts that people believed were true were not true, that I expect there to be a full investigation and get to the bottom of it.

    Looks like my desk calendar of George Bushisms is getting material for next year.
     
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I don't think Shrub "gets" irony.
     
  7. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    If Bush wasn't sure of the timeline, he should've looked the answer up on the internets.
     
  8. jimmymcd

    jimmymcd Guest

    Maybe he was waiting for alGore to invent it, or he was working on his strategery.
     
  9. Yes, jimmy, the context makes him look even more brilliant.
    Irredeemably useless.
     
  10. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    how many days left now?
     
  11. jimmymcd

    jimmymcd Guest

    No, really, in your warped fantasy world he would have offed himself upon hearing that question. Riverdance couldn't hold a candle to you if that were to happen.
     
  12. Terence Mann

    Terence Mann Member

    A laughably tired "joke." Do you use the whole Rush stylebook?
     
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