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Kristol: ‘Mood is Bleak’ at White House (uh-huh)
newsmax ^ | 10/18/05 | staff

Posted on 10/18/2005 11:35:27 AM PDT by pissant

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To: pissant

You left out "...and light in the loafers".


51 posted on 10/18/2005 11:52:48 AM PDT by RedRover
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To: dinoparty

Nah. Mr. dour deserves to be shot...figuratively of course.


52 posted on 10/18/2005 11:52:53 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Although the indictments may not ultimately result in anything substantive...

Ronnie Earle syndrome.

53 posted on 10/18/2005 11:52:58 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: MNJohnnie

They could lead us at the top of a 3rd party ticket. Now wouldn't that be sumthin.


54 posted on 10/18/2005 11:53:43 AM PDT by pissant
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To: tdewey10

I only refer to that guy as Plame's servant.


55 posted on 10/18/2005 11:54:49 AM PDT by pissant
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To: 1rudeboy
Bill Kristol was anything but universally admired on this website

Yeah. I, for one, has NEVER admired Mr Kristol. I suspect you too are one who has never admired him. Lots of us Freepers who have different positions on variety of issues have never cared for the slimy little worm

56 posted on 10/18/2005 11:54:53 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (I'll try to be NICER, if you will try to be SMARTER!.......Water Buckets UP!)
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To: pissant

As in, he's working real hard to pump that story up.


57 posted on 10/18/2005 11:54:55 AM PDT by RichInOC (Irving Kristol really was the brains in the family, wasn't he?)
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To: Pondman88
Kristol is rather myopic.

Not only that but he seems deficient in foresight or discernment.

58 posted on 10/18/2005 11:55:31 AM PDT by w_over_w (GO ASTROS!!! Make it to the big one . . . this time?)
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To: jennyjenny

Maybe Fred Barnes, who does have friends in the WH,throws Kristol a crumb now and then.


59 posted on 10/18/2005 11:55:47 AM PDT by pissant
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To: in hoc signo vinces

I love how the dems are salivating at idea of winning big in 2006. Taint happenin.


60 posted on 10/18/2005 11:56:55 AM PDT by pissant
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To: cardinal4

That happened to me about 6 years ago. LOL


61 posted on 10/18/2005 11:57:30 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
He is humorless and silly at the same time.

So what you're saying is he's humorlessly silly?

62 posted on 10/18/2005 11:57:45 AM PDT by w_over_w (GO ASTROS!!! Make it to the big one . . . this time?)
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To: el_texicano

Honestly, we should not heap abuse upon Mr. Kristol, i.e. calling him a homo. I think what is really going on here is that NOBODY in the media, the new media included, knows what the heck is going on in the inside of this investigation. But, the media is not payed to report nothing, thus, they have to report something. Kristol is no different than any other media whore. He is speculating. He can be wrong, he has been in the past, by his own admission. For example, he admits to being wrong on the aftermath of Iraq.

I just have to wonder if there is any concrete information coming out that would lead us to believe what Fitzgerald is going to do? If not, then we will just have to hold our breath and wait, just like the Whitehouse. This brings up another interesting point. The Whitehouse would know or have the highest indications, above anyone else, what the hell Fitzgerald is going to do. Why then, wouldn't the Whitehouse be doing something now to prepare for the potential impact of indictments? I mean, if the mood is bleak, why would they just wait around to be hammered?


63 posted on 10/18/2005 11:58:05 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: pissant

Barnes is good, he seems more of a common sense type, doesn't have an axe to grind, and leaves his ego at the door.

The trouble with Kristol, and alot of the pundits..is that they are smart, and they want everyone to know it.


64 posted on 10/18/2005 11:58:20 AM PDT by Pondman88
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To: TAdams8591
No, Kristol has the best interest of the UNITED STATES at heart.

Agreed, we shouldn't eat our own by hammering on Kristol and ignoring the issues. He brings up some interesting points....perhaps that we have been taken for granted to be Bushbots rather than conservatives.

I'd guess he was right. The WH needed a dose of reality regarding free spending, open borders, etc.,

WTF? Bush isn't running for re-election. The Dims are wasting their ammunition (cr*p, hope they don't read this).

65 posted on 10/18/2005 11:58:47 AM PDT by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: Republic of Texas
How does Kristol know?

I think it is not hard to understand that the other side is looking for an indictment for politial purposes.

Like with Delay, it does not have to have any merit.

It is abuse of grand jury system for political means rather than for issues of justice.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know what the other side is doing and have done, now, with Delay.

66 posted on 10/18/2005 11:58:56 AM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: pissant
Maybe Fred Barnes, who does have friends in the WH,throws Kristol a crumb now and then.

OUCH! Bill's gonna need some ice for that!

67 posted on 10/18/2005 11:59:01 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: TAdams8591
there has also been times he has roundly supported them.

I must have missed those times.

68 posted on 10/18/2005 11:59:31 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Republic of Texas

He heard about the leak from the White House plummer. :P


69 posted on 10/18/2005 11:59:43 AM PDT by TheForceOfOne (Another day, another Fatwa against the president and his nominee.)
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To: Rock_n_Roll_Republican

Joe Wilson, with that fancy hairdo, will make some prisoner a real nice cell beeyatch.


70 posted on 10/18/2005 12:00:09 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Bill Kristol is always wrong. I disticntly remember him giving all the reasons why Kerry beat Bush on election day before the polls closed. He bought the phoney exit polls hook line and sinker because he's an idiot and a sunshine patriot. When the going gets tough, Kristol starts backstabbing.


71 posted on 10/18/2005 12:00:33 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: griswold3
Kristol wishes.

No. It is that it is obvious what the dem strategy is. They've just done it with Delay, now they want to do it with Rove or anyone else in the administration.

72 posted on 10/18/2005 12:00:56 PM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: TheDon

We'll see. But I doubt it will Karl Rove.


73 posted on 10/18/2005 12:01:01 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I'm not wild at all about Miers... but Kristol's a miserable poltroon. When he came out against Rumsfeld, I wrote his whinning a$$ off.


74 posted on 10/18/2005 12:01:29 PM PDT by johnny7 (“What now? Let me tell you what now.”)
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To: PeterPrinciple

LOL. That's good if true!


75 posted on 10/18/2005 12:01:45 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Miss Marple

Kristol at it again. I can't believe that he has sources in this WH.


76 posted on 10/18/2005 12:02:19 PM PDT by Carolinamom (Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning......Psalm 30:5)
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To: pissant


for the dems it's just more of the same...the haven't moved away from what loses them elections in the first place.

"All shrill no plan all the time" =the dems.

The only people that favor their mispercieved reality won't get up long enough from the playstation or X-box to vote (or stay sober).


77 posted on 10/18/2005 12:02:32 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: billbears

Kristol was a leaker when he was Dan Quayle assistant,and for that reason was kept out of big meetings where there was important policy decisions being discussed. He could not be trusted, and he caused the president and his aides to keep Quayle out of the meetings also. Kristol told Quayle a BS story that the aides were against him because he was so much smarter than them, not because he could not be trusted. He was for John McCain and never got over that McCain is not supported by most Republicans because he is a raving lunatic that cannot be trusted to say "Hello". The only time he says anything good about President Bush is when he is trying to get a job in the White house. When he fails because no administration in their right mind would trust him, he starts on the negativity against GWB. He is a little man that cannot live up to is Mother's reputation let alone his Dad's reputation.


78 posted on 10/18/2005 12:02:32 PM PDT by samantha (cheer up, the adults are in charge! Soldier in Bucket Brigade Reporting for Duty.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Tell us what you really think, Grampa Dave. ROFL!!


79 posted on 10/18/2005 12:03:04 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Republic of Texas

Kristol is nuts.


80 posted on 10/18/2005 12:03:15 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: pissant
Maybe Fred Barnes, who does have friends in the WH,throws Kristol a crumb now and then.

No he does that with Morton Kondracke . . . that way Fred always knows Morts talking points and creams him on the Foxnews Allstars.

81 posted on 10/18/2005 12:03:36 PM PDT by w_over_w (GO ASTROS!!! Make it to the big one . . . this time?)
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To: finnman69

Maybe he'll indict GWB. That way he can pardon himself and get on with business. ;o)


82 posted on 10/18/2005 12:04:18 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

If I posted what I really felt about Krystal Ballless, I would be banned.


83 posted on 10/18/2005 12:04:58 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
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To: pissant
"the mood is bleak in the White House today,”

No wonder:

"Oh cripes, it's that miserable snot Bill Kristol bothering us on the phone again."

84 posted on 10/18/2005 12:05:41 PM PDT by angkor
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To: RedRover

If the Fox babes can't cure him of that, then he's hopeless


85 posted on 10/18/2005 12:07:54 PM PDT by pissant
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

RES. Its spreading. Call the CDC!


86 posted on 10/18/2005 12:08:38 PM PDT by pissant
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To: 1rudeboy

I haven't liked Kristol since the 2000 campaign and his love affair with McCain. Anyone supporting McCain is someone on my "do not trust" list and Kristol is right at the top.

Anyone inside the WH talking to Kristol will be looking for another job IMHO -- Kristol is trying to stay relevant and not doing a very good as he has alienated too many people.

I wouldn't take the Weekly Standard if they sent it to me for free now!


87 posted on 10/18/2005 12:08:39 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII MOM -- Allen in 2008!)
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To: new yorker 77

88 posted on 10/18/2005 12:08:46 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: RichInOC

Or an alternate: You need a pump to get rid of the BS. ;o)


89 posted on 10/18/2005 12:09:26 PM PDT by pissant
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To: TAdams8591

I do not know where you have been, but you have not been following Kristol's idocy for the last several years. You can count on one hand the number of times Kristol has backed GWB, and most of those times were when he was trying to get a job in the Bush Administration.


90 posted on 10/18/2005 12:10:14 PM PDT by samantha (cheer up, the adults are in charge! Soldier in Bucket Brigade Reporting for Duty.)
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To: w_over_w

Or sillilied humored?


91 posted on 10/18/2005 12:10:26 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Pondman88

ANd Barnes has a twinkle of humor in his eyes, much like Brit Hume. Kristol's demeanor reminds me of Helen Thomas.


92 posted on 10/18/2005 12:11:47 PM PDT by pissant
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To: FlipWilson
Honestly, we should not heap abuse upon Mr. Kristol, i.e. calling him a homo......Kristol is no different than any other media whore.

LOLOLOL Let's not call him a homo, let's call him a whore! Hilarious indeed!

Seriously, I can't respect a "conservative" who's shut up by Mara Liasson!

93 posted on 10/18/2005 12:12:15 PM PDT by melancholy (There are no columnists in the MSM, only fifth columnists.)
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To: Pondman88

I agree on Barnes. What is his current take on what is happening re. the SP? Is he expressing anxiety or still viewing the thing as a ploy to attack the WH by disgruntled CIA-types - aided and abetted by the MSM and the Dems?


94 posted on 10/18/2005 12:12:33 PM PDT by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Ronald Reagan ran up deficits and accumulated an enormous bulk of the national debt during his storied terms. This was to defeat the Soviet Union.

GW Bush has run up deficits and debt because US GDP growth collapsed after 9/11 when airliners were not allowed to fly for about a week. And worse, this happened in perfect sync with the technobubble pop post Clinton.

Yet FR chooses to hate Bush for not cutting spending and forgets Reagan's equivalent.

Reagan nominated O'Connor and Kennedy to the USSC. GW Bush has nominated two unknowns. The two knowns by Reagan have been anything but staunch right wing advocates, but FR chooses to criticize Bush's picks as unknown. It is better to be unknown than known negative.

GW Bush made a trip to Iraq during the height of the shooting on Thanksgiving day, flying 17 hrs each way. He personally reached into a mass of Chilean wannabes and plucked his security guy away from difficulty.

This is a president who behaves a president should. And yet, FR listens to moral gnats like Bill Kristol who has accomplished nothing at all in his life.

Hard to fathom.


95 posted on 10/18/2005 12:12:42 PM PDT by Owen
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To: pgkdan

I think Kristol was hoping for a Kerry win. He did not lok too happy about it when it sunk in that Bush won, by a decent margin.


96 posted on 10/18/2005 12:13:45 PM PDT by pissant
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To: johnny7

Rumsfeld has more manhood in his left elbow than Kristol's entire body.


97 posted on 10/18/2005 12:14:44 PM PDT by pissant
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To: PhiKapMom
I wouldn't take the Weekly Standard if they sent it to me for free now!

Said hello, Fred. LOL.

98 posted on 10/18/2005 12:15:24 PM PDT by auboy ("Don't get stuck on whiny")
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To: in hoc signo vinces

But Nancy and Harry oughta be able to convince America that they are mainstream. ;o)


99 posted on 10/18/2005 12:15:49 PM PDT by pissant
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To: 1rudeboy

Oh he was. Along with Krauthammer and any other talking head that advocated invading Iraq. Articles from the Weakly Standard were posted as gospel supporting the arguments about WMDs, etc.


100 posted on 10/18/2005 12:16:21 PM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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