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One Gulp, And Bush Was Gone (Sidney Blumenthal)
The Guardian (UK) ^ | Thursday, November 25, 2004 | Sidney Blumenthal

Posted on 11/25/2004 7:43:59 AM PST by an amused spectator

At the dedication of the Clinton library last week in Little Rock, Karl Rove and President Bush received separate tours of the dramatic building, a glistening silver, suspended boxcar filled with light and with a panoramic view of the Arkansas river. Flung across the river stands an old railroad bridge - and to Clinton watchers, bridges represent "the bridge to the 21st century", the former president's re-election slogan in 1996...[snip]

...Then, when the presidents were announced, Bush tried to push his way past Clinton at the library door to be first in line, against the already accepted protocol for the event, as though the walk to the platform was a contest for alpha male...[snip]

...According to two eyewitnesses, Rove had shown keen interest in everything he saw, and asked questions, including about costs, obviously thinking about a future George W Bush library and legacy. "You're not such a scary guy," joked his guide. "Yes, I am," Rove replied. Walking away, he muttered deliberately and loudly: "I change constitutions, I put churches in schools ..." Thus he identified himself as more than the ruthless campaign tactician; he was also the invisible hand of power, pervasive and expansive, designing to alter the fundamental American compact...[snip]

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agitprop; bush; bushhater; clinton; clintonbuttboy; clintonista; clintonlibrary; grassyknoll; karlrove; kneepadbrigade; liebrary; lyingliar; scumbag; sidblumenthal; sidbootlicker; sidneyblooperthal; slimmy; squid; unamerica; usefulidiot
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To: Grendel9
But I think Clinton will try to do something international to bolster up his tarnished image.

He already did. Doncha remember the CUBAN cigar?

51 posted on 11/25/2004 8:35:26 AM PST by leadhead
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To: alloysteel
I was hoping from the title old Syd had decided to take a swig of this:



52 posted on 11/25/2004 8:35:59 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: SJackson
Upon entering the tent, Bush, according to an eyewitness, told an aide: "One gulp and we're out of here."

And if Bush had stuck around, Sid would be whining about how he wasn't really welcome there and was only trying to steal Clinton's spotlight.

53 posted on 11/25/2004 8:36:03 AM PST by CFC__VRWC (It's not evidence of wrongdoing just because Democrats don't like the outcome.)
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To: Howlin

Walking away, he muttered deliberately and loudly: "I change constitutions, I put churches in schools ..."

I'd bet my house that's a lie.>>

I would take the bet. These people are so stupid, and take themselves so seriously, they don't even recognize when they are being mocked. Rove would have to add the phrase "and we roast babies in the White House basement and eat them" for these nimrods to realize they are the butt of a joke.


54 posted on 11/25/2004 8:36:32 AM PST by chronic_loser (Yeah? so what do I know?)
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To: tet68

"the dramatic building, a glistening silver, suspended boxcar filled with light and with a panoramic view of the Arkansas river. Flung across the river stands an old railroad bridge - and to Clinton watchers, bridges represent "the bridge to the 21st century",


A grand entrance, but it's still bridge to nowhere!


55 posted on 11/25/2004 8:37:12 AM PST by hiho hiho
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To: cyncooper
The thing looks like a mobile home but, as always, Sid sounds like a schoolgirl with a crush on Billy.

Your mouth drops open when you read this piece. I was still trying to find coherence when the piece ended...

56 posted on 11/25/2004 8:39:45 AM PST by an amused spectator (Zogbyism is a disease)
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To: Old Phone Man

Should we be talking about our betters this way? ;-)


57 posted on 11/25/2004 8:41:39 AM PST by an amused spectator (Zogbyism is a disease)
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To: Gunrunner2
If not made up most certainly sarcasm, given the "you're not so bad" comment.

Of course. Rove was just having a bit of fun with the 'rats.


58 posted on 11/25/2004 8:43:01 AM PST by alnick
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To: an amused spectator
..Sid sounds like a schoolgirl with a crush on Billy.

...and Sid is struck w/$hrillary.

59 posted on 11/25/2004 8:50:27 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: an amused spectator

Sid peddles his tripe overseas...yawn


60 posted on 11/25/2004 9:01:30 AM PST by RippleFire ("It was just a scratch")
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To: SuziQ

What do you expect from a member of the SDS? This egghead fibber was once and probably still is a memebr of the hate America gang. Students for a Democratic Society hung on to gain entry into the whitehouse on the coattails of Hillary R. Clinton.


61 posted on 11/25/2004 9:10:51 AM PST by oldironsides
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To: an amused spectator

Must not be able to get attention in the USA. Sid's presence/conection with UK papers may explain the eurowacko reactions.

The Clinton library is supposed to represent a bridge, a bridge to no-where.

Convenient how the library omits Clinton's disbarment for perjury.


62 posted on 11/25/2004 9:18:53 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: alnick

Cool pic. . .a keeper fur sure


63 posted on 11/25/2004 12:03:59 PM PST by Gunrunner2
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To: an amused spectator
The Bridge to Nowhere! Are these Losers ever going to get over it???

Pray for W and Our Troops

64 posted on 11/25/2004 12:10:17 PM PST by bray (Nam Vets Rock!!)
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To: an amused spectator

What a lying asswipe.


65 posted on 11/25/2004 12:28:29 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Gunrunner2

Yeah, but when was Sid ever respectful of the truth? You can't take his descriptions as true without corroboration.


66 posted on 11/25/2004 5:22:59 PM PST by WaterDragon
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To: Dont_Tread_On_Me_888

I was not happy with that speech he gave for Clintoon at the library dedication but this is funny-'a submarine could take this place out', 'one gulp and we're out of here'.


67 posted on 11/26/2004 11:29:48 AM PST by bushfamfan
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To: an amused spectator
Bush appeared distracted, and glanced repeatedly at his watch. When he stopped to gaze at the river, where secret service agents were stationed in boats, the guide said: "Usually, you might see some bass fishermen out there." Bush replied: "A submarine could take this place out."

More fiction from Sid Vicious.

68 posted on 11/26/2004 12:28:41 PM PST by KidGlock (W-1)
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To: an amused spectator

Na ne na na neener, we won Sidney. We won and you lo'oost, Loser!

Of course you have to act like a baby. Acting like a reasonable ADULT is an attribute you people just cannot grasp without crib notes.

(Thus, this remark is posted as if worded by a leftist.)


69 posted on 11/26/2004 12:43:58 PM PST by Humidston (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1282122/posts - Blood on the Potomac!)
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To: an amused spectator

Egad. Where is the gagging, projectile vomitous barf alert?


70 posted on 11/26/2004 12:45:50 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (The way that you wander is the way that you choose. The day that you tarry is the day that you lose.)
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To: Howlin; Congressman Billybob
Nah.

Rowe, simply using sarcasm, exaggeration, and humor to good purpose.

(And a "elite, well-educated, super-smart, talented, ultra-educated liberal writer and commentator" from the blue states liberal media missing the entire point of the sarcasm and humor!)
71 posted on 11/26/2004 12:48:54 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Kerry's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SJackson

"One gulp and we're out of here."

I think Bush was just reading from some of the Oval Office exhibit.


72 posted on 11/26/2004 12:53:42 PM PST by geopyg (Peace..................through decisive and ultimate VICTORY. (Democracy, whiskey, sexy))
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To: SJackson
Peres was Clinton's toady in Israel, right?

Elected after Clinton sent "Snake" Carville (and lots of money) over to manipulate the Israel election against the conservative?
73 posted on 11/26/2004 12:54:06 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Kerry's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Michael.SF.

"'Am I the only one in America who likes both John Kerry and George Bush? Am I the only one who believes that both are great men, with different ideas...'

Who was it that sid this.....Bill Clinton?

Sorry, but I just couldn't watch it.

LNGOP'r


74 posted on 11/26/2004 1:11:27 PM PST by Libertarian Nationalist GOPr
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To: an amused spectator

You could probably have heard the obscenities from inside if you had stood on Sid's sidewalk on November 3rd.


75 posted on 11/26/2004 1:47:15 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: RippleFire
Sid peddles his tripe overseas...yawn

So did Lord Haw Haw and Axis Sally.

76 posted on 11/26/2004 1:48:30 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Howlin
I think that the sarcasm was quite clever.
77 posted on 11/26/2004 2:30:15 PM PST by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: madison10

>this doesn'st sound like Bush<

My thoughts exactly.
And Blue-menthjol is not above gross exaggeration either.


78 posted on 11/26/2004 3:07:54 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: an amused spectator

Somehow this whole piece sounds very much like a big fat lie!


79 posted on 11/26/2004 3:46:52 PM PST by beckysueb (We sent the Liberal back to Massachusetts!)
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To: Michael.SF.

If she likes George Bush, she sure has a funny way of showing it.


80 posted on 11/26/2004 3:50:45 PM PST by beckysueb (We sent the Liberal back to Massachusetts!)
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To: an amused spectator
Sidney Blumenthal lied for a living in the Clinton white house. He told outright fictions to the press on the courthouse steps at the grand jury.

Whatever he says somebody said needs confirmed by a credible source.

81 posted on 11/26/2004 3:52:57 PM PST by Taliesan (The power of the State to do good is the power of the State to do evil.)
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To: SJackson

I think GWB has better things to do with his time than to pander to these morons. They were lucky he and his Dad showed up at this ridiculous affair and said such nice things about the Schlickmiester. They were the only class act of the whole show.


82 posted on 11/26/2004 3:54:45 PM PST by beckysueb (We sent the Liberal back to Massachusetts!)
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To: Ben Chad

It was sarcasm!!!!


83 posted on 11/26/2004 3:56:16 PM PST by ladyinred (Congratulations President Bush! Four more years!)
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To: edskid

I don't think a person can mutter loudly. Muttering means talking under ones breath. You can't do it loudly. And this jerk claims hes a writer?


84 posted on 11/26/2004 3:58:51 PM PST by beckysueb (We sent the Liberal back to Massachusetts!)
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To: RippleFire

Its no wonder the Brits hate us.


85 posted on 11/26/2004 4:03:27 PM PST by beckysueb (We sent the Liberal back to Massachusetts!)
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To: cyncooper

Sid could be gay....aren't MOST of the writers at Salon.com Gay? I can't name one that isn't....remember the "door licker"??


86 posted on 11/26/2004 4:16:07 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Dark Knight
Clinton had a failed foreign policy in almost every way.

'Big carrot, no stick' is how I will forever describe it.

87 posted on 11/26/2004 4:21:23 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Allah's real name is Lucifer...)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Peres was Clinton's toady in Israel, right? Elected after Clinton sent "Snake" Carville (and lots of money) over to manipulate the Israel election against the conservative?

As he did in several Euroweenie countries, for which we are still paying a steep price.

88 posted on 11/26/2004 4:23:03 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Allah's real name is Lucifer...)
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To: an amused spectator
suspended boxcar filled with light and with a panoramic view of the Arkansas river.

Damn, I thought the libary was a 2 story doublewide that had the first floor washed out by a drainage ditch flash flood.......

89 posted on 11/26/2004 4:33:48 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Michigan's last flock of penguins left for the west coast in 1823 never to be heard from again.)
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To: skinkinthegrass; an amused spectator

<< .... Sid sounds like a schoolgirl with a crush on Billy.


.... and Sid is struck w/$hrillary. >>

Viscious is Stepalotinit's squeeze.

When he's not packing Brock's.


90 posted on 11/26/2004 11:44:57 PM PST by Brian Allen (I am, thank God, a 2X-blessed hyphenated American: An AMERICAN-American - AND a Dollar-a-Day FReeper)
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To: an amused spectator

Hmmm.... It's curious that even a paper with the low "standards" of the Guardian would give a forum to a documented liar and wife-beater like Blumenthal.


91 posted on 11/26/2004 11:51:59 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Libertarian Nationalist GOPr; beckysueb
Who was it that sid this.....Bill Clinton?

Sorry, I was not clear. It was Bill who made the statement.

92 posted on 11/28/2004 4:40:59 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Well, Kerry did win the exit polls)
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