Skip to comments.Why Bush boggles the mind
Posted on 05/22/2007 6:14:42 AM PDT by Theodore R.
Why Bush boggles the mind
Posted: May 22, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern
As if President Bush didn't have enough problems in his beleaguered Justice Department, a couple more key officials resigned last week.
One of them was a real surprise to me. His name was Lanny Davis.
Do you remember Lanny Davis from the Clinton years? He was the ultimate spinner one of the very public faces of the scandal years, defending his boss come hell or Whitewater.
So why was his resignation from the Bush administration a surprise to me?
That wasn't the surprise at all. The surprise was that he was in the Bush administration in the first place.
When did this happen? Why? How? While Clinton wasted no time firing every U.S. attorney in the country to stack the department with his political sycophants, Bush apparently was busy filling Justice with people who were certain to turn against him.
Did anyone else know Davis had been appointed by Bush to serve on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board?
What were his qualifications? That he served as counsel to a former president who used the Internal Revenue Service to target his political enemies?
"In recent months, Davis has had numerous clashes with fellow board members and White House officials over what he saw as administration attempts to control the panel's agenda and edit its public statements," reports Newsweek.
Didn't Bush realize such a confrontation was only a matter of time? Does he not realize these people see politics as a blood sport? Doesn't he get that these people play for keeps?
Lanny Davis! Good heavens.
I hear Paul Begala is available, too. How did Bush miss recruiting him to the administration?
Not only is Bush a failed president, it is increasingly obvious he's not a very smart politician, either unless he really has no principles at all.
Perhaps he doesn't care a whit about the Republican Party. Maybe he's the ultimate Manchurian Candidate a Democrat who successfully infiltrated the Republican Party and became its president. It could be that he is actually very smart and has spent the last seven years actively destroying the GOP. If that's the case, he has done an excellent job. Mission accomplished.
Lanny Davis! Good heavens.
In no time, we'll be seeing him back on the talk-show circuit. This time he won't be defending his boss. He will be attacking Bush the man who appointed him.
How predictable was this?
It wasn't a matter of if; it was only a matter of when.
Bush is such a loser.
I always knew this intuitively, but only now is the extent of his boobery becoming so hopelessly self-evident.
What was he thinking about?
I don't think we'll ever know. I don't think historians will be able to figure out what went on in this man's mind.
Lanny Davis! Good heavens.
Did Bush think he could win over Lanny Davis and secure for his own cause a loyalist who would defend him like Davis defended Clinton?
It boggles the mind.
Who else is working inside this Bush administration?
James Carville? Janet Reno? Webb Hubbell? Susan McDougal?
Seldom am I actually left speechless by the events of the day, but this one takes the cake.
It's too bad Bush will be leaving office in 2009. I hear Sandy Berger will be available for national security work again.
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This is enough to make one wish he had also voted for Pat Buchanan in 2000!
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George Bush and Lanny Davis were fraternity brothers at Yale. That explains some of it, but not all of it.
The immigration thing is explained by one word: MONEY
LANNY DAVIS??? PAKISTANI LANNY???? GOOD GRIEFING CRAP!!! One day I just think he;s trying to b a good Christian, and the next day I think he;s an idiot. But THIS takes the cake...LANNY DAVIS??
Explains most of it.
Actually I'm paying him a complement. Because my only other discernment is: Based on his support for Amnesty for Illegal Aliens is The only ones supporting this bill are anarchists and Lenin's "useful idiots" That includes GWB
George is still a schmuck,
Actually I'm paying him a complement.
Because my only other discernment is:
Based on his support for Amnesty for Illegal Aliens is
The only ones supporting this bill are anarchists and Lenin's "useful idiots"
That includes GWB
And they are still prostrating themselves at Russert’s alter every Sunday morning, pretending he is a journalist, being berated and lectured to by DNC hack.
It’s sickening, and as long as this country’s citizens get their info, moods and opinions from a leftwing media, the Right will remain impotent.
Political appointees are not chosen for their credentials......no indeed!
They are picked based on their ability to be CONTROLLED.
If the individual in question has certain embarrassing, illegal, immoral, or unlawful activities in his or her past, that makes them particularly valuable to the administration in office at that moment.
Corrupt Politics 101
Now ask yourself why Clinton’s actions as POTUS boggled so many liberal minds, and you’ll begin to see behind the curtain of the DC puppet show. ;)
Bush will not be dealt with kindly by history.
One has to simply look at GWB in the context of his family and his upbringing. His family has been a member of Washington insider relationships for many years. Yet Bush is NOT the poster boy politician his father was. He’s a good ol’ boy who loved baseball enough to buy into a team and make some good cash. When it came time to follow the family business (politics), what else was he going to do but use the family connections. And those connections were NOT confined to the Republican Party.
So, we have a President who’s honest and open in his dealings as any good ol’ boy should be, not politically oriented especially, and because of that, politically inept and shortsighted; relying on his family’s connections to wade through that morass. While it’s made him look quite effective in certain instances, it’s also buried him in political gamesmanship; something he’s not at all suited for.
Pageing all Bushbots, cleanup in isle 1.
Better bring lots of help!
I think a full bore Howard Dean type scream is in order, dont you?
Lanny Davis?! Whaaaat?!
Where are those Bush apologists now who excoriated conservatives over Harriet Miers, the Kennedy Education Bill, McCain-Feingold etc. ......
And I voted for this goofball dos times.