Skip to comments.Did George W Bush ever mock death row inmate Karla Faye Tucker?
Posted on 08/26/2018 3:55:02 PM PDT by Ennis85
I was just on a blog post today about the death of John McCain and there was a discussion about his integrity compared to his opponents. And one of the people he was compared to was his Republican primary opponent of 2000 George Bush.
This comment caught my eye;
"In 2000 George Bush and John McCain were competing in the South Carolina Republican primary. Bush chose to spread rumours that McCain had fathered a black child out of wedlock, and McCain's adopted Bangladeshi daughter was used as the proof. Bush won the closely contested primary. Bush was never a decent person like McCain, as we knew from before when he mocked and jeered at a woman sentenced to death and pleading to him, the Governor of Texas, for mercy.
George Bush Sr. also did not balk at using racist dirty tricks in the 1988 campaign against Dukakis."
I decided to do some digging and from what I found out it originated from an interview with Tucker Carlson
"From: "Devil May Care" by Tucker Carlson, Talk Magazine, September 1999, p. 106
"Bush's brand of forthright tough-guy populism can be appealing, and it has played well in Texas. Yet occasionally there are flashes of meanness visible beneath it. While driving back from the speech later that day, Bush mentions Karla Faye Tucker, a double murderer who was executed in Texas last year. In the weeks before the execution, Bush says, Bianca Jagger and a number of other protesters came to Austin to demand clemency for Tucker. 'Did you meet with any of them?' I ask.
Bush whips around and stares at me. 'No, I didn't meet with any of them,' he snaps, as though I've just asked the dumbest, most offensive question ever posed. 'I didn't meet with Larry King either when he came down for it. I watched his interview with , though. He asked her real difficult questions, like 'What would you say to Governor Bush?' 'What was her answer?' I wonder. 'Please,' Bush whimpers, his lips pursed in mock desperation, 'don't kill me.' I must look shocked -- ridiculing the pleas of a condemned prisoner who has since been executed seems odd and cruel, even for someone as militantly anticrime as Bush -- because he immediately stops smirking.
'It's tough stuff,' Bush says, suddenly somber, 'but my job is to enforce the law.' As it turns out, the Larry King-Karla Faye Tucker exchange Bush recounted never took place, at least not on television. During her interview with King, however, Tucker did imply that Bush was succumbing to election-year pressure from pro-death penalty voters. Apparently Bush never forgot it. He has a long memory for slights." (Carlson, Talk, 9/99)"
Like from what I could see the only evidence I can see is Tucker Carlson's take on the interview not a transcript or anything like that.
So I just wanted to know out of curiosity was it ever confirmed whether Bush ever did that or if Bush himself ever denied doing so? Of all the things I've seen thrown at him over the years I can only vaguely recall this being brought up even once.
Karla Faye Tucker was an execrable POS. Her murders were brutal beyond belief.
Bush did the right thing.
did Karla’s victims plead for their lives as she hacked them with a pickaxe?
She was a double murderer.
And I’ve seen McCain mock so many people that it’s hard to list them all, top of the list “wacko bird” Trump voters. McCain is a first-class low life, and America’s better because he’s not involved in the governing.
McCain never served America, he serviced America.
She had the “I’m to cute to execute” attitude. She was incredibly cruel in the methods she used to murder people.
Think how vicious a woman’s crimes have to be that even the P pass couldn’t get her out of it.
McCain was never a nice person. Now go sit in the corner.
So what if he did? She left a victim alive with a pickaxe in his chest and begging for her to kill him.
Not everything on the internet is true.
You just read that on the internet, so you know it’s true.
If it was true it wasn't Bush directly. Karl Rove maybe. If it was true I repeat.
What kind of idiots thought the Bushes were nice people? They were sent here from Germany by certain powerful bankers to run their American operations. Back then it was spelled “Busch” not “Bush” and Poppy’s father dealt with the Nazis, which is well-documented. I could go on and on.
Ahhh, but I said blogs, not the internet. It is INCONCEIVABLE, that everything on the internet is true. Clearly you've fallen into my trap.
I thought it was BJ Clinton who was rumored to have fathered a black child.
The 2008 election scandal was that McCain had an affair with a lobbyist. The media covered that rumor while they defended not covering John Edward’s bastard love child.
Um, that was one of the Dems, Al Gore's campaign strategist, that brought up giving convicted and still locked up murderers day-passes to go out and continue the things that murderers are wont to do, like not go back to prison, head out of state, and pick up killing like he never stopped...
And yes, the future Bush41 did continue to use the furlough program as an issue in his campaign.
Karl Rove said Monday that he had nothing to do with a whisper campaign during the 2000 Republican presidential primary claiming Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had an illegitimate black child.
Rove, who was working for then-Gov. George W. Bush, said during an interview on NBCs Today Show that the rumor came from a professor at Bob Jones University and not the Bush campaign.
I dont think this account even justifies a condemnation of bush.
The murderer mocked their victims in the worst way humanly possible. There were no trials.
The bush hate was an important expansion of the Republican reactionary ethic that dominates our intellectual culture and is aimed again at a Republican President.
Some thought at the time he mocked her for the way she begged him to pardon her.
He didn't approach Bill Maher territory on her.......but he did make a bit of fun for the way she begged him.
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