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  • George Bush’s never ending troubles


    by Sunny
    13th February, 2006 at 2:24 pm    

    It’s getting too easy to point out that President Bush’s troubles are growing daily. That, however, won’t stop me from doing so anyway.

    Corruption
    A few weeks ago I mentioned the corruption scandal surrounding Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist convicted of generously oiling the Republican machine. The scandal isn’t going away. A picture the White House tried to supress is now out, showing Bush meeting up with Native American chiefs (who Abramoff ripped off the most), with Abramoff in the background. Not that it means anything of course, according to the administration.

    Incompetence
    Remember the criticism over hurricane Katrina that forced Bush to fire Michael Brown (head of FEMA, the agency supposed to coordinate rescue)? Well, Brownie isn’t going down without a fight, even if he was Bush’s friend. In a recent testimony to the Senate he said the government knew more than it admitted to, and that he was essentially a scapegoat. He wants all the facts made public. Uh oh…

    Illegal maneuvers
    If that wasn’t enough, the illegal wiretapping scandal unearthed late last year refuses to go away despite Fox News and Alberto Gonzales trying their best to convince the country that it was in their best interests. The president clearly has no time for this liberal democracy palava, and only now are some Republicans waking up.

    To make it worse, vice-president Dick Cheney’s also in trouble for authorising classified leaks through his aide Scooter Libby in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.

    The question is…
    For commentators on this side of the pond who keep falling for Bush’s lines - “Hey forget my illegal scandals, here is another terrorist attack we averted earlier and thought we should tell you about now” - it remains to be seen how long it will take for them to admit their folly.

    Thankfully, Americans are slowly but surely judging George Bush on actions rather than rhetoric.


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    1. leon — on 13th February, 2006 at 2:52 pm  

      Yep the slow downfall continues but I wonder how much hope of change is there in someone like Hilary Clinton (or Jebb Bush for that matter)?

    2. Steve M — on 13th February, 2006 at 3:18 pm  

      Anyway, have you forgotten the great ‘impeach Clinton’ saga? I sense that it’s just the modern way with US pressies whoever they are.

      First they get elected (usually), then they get re-elected and get the shit kicked out of them in their final term. After their presidency they engage themselves in public speaking and other ‘good works’ (the less effective the President the better the works). Finally they die and we’re told what incredibly great men they really were.

      I doubt that GWB will be any different to the others. He’ll end his term with his danglies intact - just.

    3. Rohin — on 13th February, 2006 at 3:24 pm  

      I agree Steve M. He’ll lame duck with the best of them. I also disagree with Sunny that THAT many Americans are changing their mind about Bush. I think the bulk ARE still judging him on his rhetoric.

      What we have to turn our attention to now is who’s next?

    4. leon — on 13th February, 2006 at 4:48 pm  

      “What we have to turn our attention to now is who’s next?”

      Exactly.

    5. Steve M — on 13th February, 2006 at 4:59 pm  

      Condee V Hilary ?

    6. StrangelyPsychedelique — on 13th February, 2006 at 5:07 pm  

      Obama v Mcaine but probably not for a bitty.

      When you say “americans” are you including the 40 odd percent who didnt vote for Bush?

    7. Sunny — on 13th February, 2006 at 5:42 pm  

      More like 49% wasn’t it?

      I doubt it will be Obama, I heard he got cussed on something recently, but didn’t read into it. McCaine for sure. Probably against Hilary Clinton *shudder*
      I don’t see Condee getting anywhere. America isn’t that liberal.

    8. David T — on 13th February, 2006 at 6:05 pm  

      Alan Alda v that bloke from Star Wars/LA Law

    9. David T — on 13th February, 2006 at 6:06 pm  

      (you know, the one who adopts Princess Leia as a baby…)

    10. Sunny — on 13th February, 2006 at 6:19 pm  

      In that case my nomination would be:

      Lisa Simpson vs Brad Pitt (in his Fight Club persona)

    11. Rohin — on 13th February, 2006 at 6:26 pm  

      Prince Bail Prestor Organa of Alderaan, played by Jimmy Smits and married to Breha Organa. He was in LA Law and later NYPD Blue. He is part Surinamese. David refers to Congressman Santos, who runs against Senator Vinick.

      Every blog needs a geek.

    12. Sunny — on 13th February, 2006 at 6:30 pm  

      That is verging on psychotic.

    13. David T — on 13th February, 2006 at 7:49 pm  

      Geek? Psychotic??!

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