Tag Archives: George W. Bush

GWB QOTD

June 4th, 2010 by Joshua Skaroff
“Yeah, we waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” Bush told a Grand Rapids audience Wednesday, of the self-professed 9/11 mastermind. “I’d do it again to save lives.”
via HP - Former US President Admits to War Crimes

Breaking News

January 22nd, 2009 by Peter Slutsky

This is the first time I have sat down at a computer in the last couple days, but I wanted to share with you all the best ABC Breaking News email I have ever received:

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

Former President George W. Bush Departs Washington en Route to Texas [1:22 p.m. ET]

Biden V. Palin

October 3rd, 2008 by Peter Slutsky

After the debate ended last night, I got a couple emails and texts from friends and family who wanted to know what I thought about the show. Here are some of my musings on last nights debate.

Gov. Palin went into the debate with a pretty easy task – she couldn’t fall, she couldn’t have another deer-in-headlights moment, she couldn’t trip over words – she simply had to be Sarah Palin. To that end, she accomplished her singular goal. I don’t think she fell, she hit her basic talking points and she didn’t get lost in her words, like we saw in the network interviews.

However, she didn’t answer questions, she evaded policy issues, she brought everything back to the topics she wanted to discuss and personally, I found her folksy “Joe six-pack” lingo and overall presentation to be absolutely nauseating.

Seriously folks, we tried the slow-talking, colloquial, down home politician thing – his name was George W. Bush. How well did that work out?

Sarah Palin is out of her league, not because she is a woman, but because she’s not up to the task of running America. She regurgitated a stump speech last night and showed no mastery or command of issues. The mere thought of he serving as Vice President of the United States literally scares me. She’s not ready for prime time, she’s not ready to lead America.

For his part, Biden was good. I expected Biden to be good, he’s been at this for many years. He showed a command of policy, a leadership on important issues and even showed an emotional side when he spoke of his family and the loss of his first wife in a tragic car accident when he was 29 years old.

Last night’s debate didn’t move voters. It may have stopped the Palin slide that we’ve seen over the past couple weeks, but I don’t think anyone changed their mind based on the performance of either of these candidates. At the end of the day, I urge Americans to think past the novelty of Sarah Palin and remember that Bush is our living, breathing example that hiring someone into the executive merely on style is a mistake. Listen to what these people are saying, not just how they are saying it. This time around, I have confidence in the American people to do the right thing.

If you missed the debate, here’s the full broadcast courtesy of our friends at MSNBC.

You Say Privatize, I Say…Well…

June 13th, 2008 by Peter Slutsky

Caught again. Is the Straight Talk Express out of gas?

Flashback: $4-A-Gallon Gas?

June 9th, 2008 by Peter Slutsky

I took the bus to Philadelphia this weekend, because it’s just too expensive to drive. I made sure to take note throughout my trip of the incredibly high gas prices between D.C. and Philly. I didn’t see any regular gas under $4/gallon. On my ride back last night, it hit me that President Bush was asked a few months ago about the rising gas prices and the prospect of prices hitting $4/gallon. He shrugged of the notion that prices would get that high, even in the face of analysts predictions. This was the line of questioning from a CBS news reporter on February 29, 2008:

Peter Maer of CBS News Radio asked: “What’s your advice to the average American who is hurting now, facing the prospect of $4-a-gallon gasoline, a lot of people facing … ”

“Wait, what did you just say?” the president interrupted. “You’re predicting $4-a-gallon gasoline?”

Maer responded: “A number of analysts are predicting $4-a-gallon gasoline.”

Bush’s rejoinder: “Oh, yeah? That’s interesting. I hadn’t heard that.”

Hadn’t heard that? Maybe that’s because President Bush doesn’t have to buy gas, or pay utility bills – the tax payers cover that for him.

Bush went further to reject the idea that gas could hit $4/gallon.

The president, however, had difficulty grasping the possibility, even after Maer told him.

“You just said the price of gasoline may be up to $4 a gallon — or some expert told you that,” Bush repeated. “That creates a lot of uncertainty.”

Here’s some video of that press conference.

Bush was asked about the rising gas prices back in February and here we are in June, about to enter the heavy summer driving months and gas now looks like it could top $5, or more in the near future. We need to remind people that Bush is wildly out of touch and that he doesn’t understand the problems people are facing filling up their cars everyday.

Maybe a reporter should ask John McCain to respond to Bush’s naivety on this important issue for the American people. I’d be interested to see what McCain’s response would be? Would he embrace Bush’s brazen aloofness, or would he have to further distance himself from his fundraiser-in-chief?

More: H/T to Jeff for sending in the “$4/gallon remix.”

The Primary Is Finally Over!

May 29th, 2008 by Matthew Slutsky

Well, the Ricky Martin primary is at least. With 3 contests remaining for the Democrats, Ricky Martin has decided to bravely step out on a limb and flex his muscle (political and other) in support of the great Senator from New York, Hillary R. Clinton.

We here at DoubleSpeak have calls into the managers of Menudo to see when and where they will endorse.

Big day for America. Big day for Hillary Clinton.

It is worth noting, however, that Ricky Martin was the headliner for George W. Bush’s inauguration ball in 2001.

CNN Answers My Prayers

May 11th, 2007 by Peter Slutsky

Ummmmm…someone at CNN is not going to be employed on Monday. If only this mistake were true. Happy Friday, y’all.

Bush Resigns

President Bush

May 1st, 2007 by Peter Slutsky

(AKA King George) has defied the American people, the Congress and the world and has vetoed the Iraq supplemental spending bill which would give American troops on the battlefield much needed equipment and support.

Tell Us The Mission

April 26th, 2007 by Peter Slutsky

Here is another great video from the good folks at Brave New Films. Check out their website and please sign the petition!

Tuesday Quote Of The Day

March 27th, 2007 by Matthew Slutsky

H/t to Political Wire on this one…

“He can swagger all he wants but we have 3,241 dead Americans.”

– Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), quoted by the New York Times.