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It's a Byrd, S-3B Viking -- it's Taco Bell's dog
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5/11/03 | Kathleen Parker

Posted on 05/10/2003 9:16:45 AM PDT by ohioWfan

Sometimes the best political strategy is simply to stand still and allow yourself to be attacked by the wrong guy.

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We are witness to such a phenomenon as George Bush -- cheered, regaled and not-bad in his Top Gun duds -- finds his form-fitting aviator pants leg in the clenched teeth of Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., playing the Taco Bell Chihuahua to Bush's Rin Tin Tin.

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As one-two punches go, the Byrd/Waxman sally was a bad day for nerds everywhere. Performing a whiney duet of the desperate, they managed to evoke images of skinny boys studying the quarterback's swagger for clues on cool. It's almost as painful to watch them contort in envy as it must have been for them to watch Bush, a stud muffin no matter what his other flaws, arriving on a testosterone bullet to the cheers of 5,000 sailors.

Not to mention the living-room applause of an appreciative nation not nearly as perplexed as pleased by the pageantry clearly intended. Who cares if it was a photo op? It's our photo op, which the other envy-boys around the world also got to see.

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By attacking the right guy at the wrong time, Byrd and Waxman not only have harmed their cause, but aided the Bush ascendancy. For now the president is not only a daring jet rider, he's a victim of empty criticism. The hero-victim doesn't have to do anything but stand still -- and no doubt fight the urge to say, "Yo quiero a Waxman and Byrd."

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; byrd; carrierbush; navyone; topgun
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Read the whole article. Kathleen Parker sarcasm at its best!
1 posted on 05/10/2003 9:16:46 AM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: mombonn; ejo; Fiddlstix; lawgirl; Teacup; Miss Marple; Wait4Truth; TruthNtegrity; TXBubba; ...
Ping!
2 posted on 05/10/2003 9:17:35 AM PDT by ohioWfan (President BUSH......Leadership, Integrity, Morality)
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To: A Citizen Reporter; ABG(anybody but Gore); Angelwood; arazitjh; b4its2late; backhoe; bamafour; ...
Humor break!
3 posted on 05/10/2003 9:18:40 AM PDT by ohioWfan (President BUSH......Leadership, Integrity, Morality)
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To: ohioWfan
Thanks for he post. She gets the point across very well.
4 posted on 05/10/2003 9:18:51 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: ohioWfan
Yo quiero Bump!
5 posted on 05/10/2003 9:21:39 AM PDT by wi jd
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To: ohioWfan
Isn't it delicious!!Rep Weiman(sp) NY whining on Neil Cavuto said he made the sailors wait to see their family.They were not scheduled to dock so I think this bit of spin is a lie.Cavuto disagreed but nothing could stop the pious rant. I love to watch the self destruction!
6 posted on 05/10/2003 9:24:39 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33
The families were NOT made to wait. The Abraham Lincoln came in at its scheduled time.

The RATS don't even know what the truth IS any more, let alone to tell it.

7 posted on 05/10/2003 9:27:19 AM PDT by ohioWfan (President BUSH......Leadership, Integrity, Morality)
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To: ohioWfan
What a great week it was. Being attacked by Byrd and Waxman has allowed the REPS to paint all the DEMS as petty little whiners. So their 9 prez candidates didn't complain but they get the taint also, brilliant, go DEMS!
8 posted on 05/10/2003 9:27:49 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: ohioWfan
MOAPO -- mother of all photo ops

Gotta love it ..... :-)



9 posted on 05/10/2003 9:28:28 AM PDT by kayak (Pray for President Bush, our troops, and our nation!)
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To: ohioWfan
The families were NOT made to wait. The Abraham Lincoln came in at its scheduled time.
That is correct, the media should have called him on this one. The RATS don't even know what the truth IS any more, let alone to tell it.

They never have let truth get in the way. How often they repeat the same lie to them it's just like selling a used car with sawdust in the transmission, they don't care, they are expected to lie.

10 posted on 05/10/2003 9:31:38 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: ohioWfan
We must not deter the onward race to the cliff! I hope they are whining on Sunday morning talk shows. (Roll tape of arrival and show happy sailors)
11 posted on 05/10/2003 9:34:35 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: ohioWfan
I enjoyed reading this
thanks for the ping & bttt
12 posted on 05/10/2003 9:35:49 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: ohioWfan
It's almost as painful to watch them contort in envy as it must have been for them to watch Bush, a stud muffin no matter what his other flaws, arriving on a testosterone bullet to the cheers of 5,000 sailors.

Stud muffin!

13 posted on 05/10/2003 9:36:03 AM PDT by lsee
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To: kayak
I sent it to everybody I know!
14 posted on 05/10/2003 9:36:28 AM PDT by lonestar (Don't mess with Texans)
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To: lonestar
Great!

I found it on another thread and am trying to spread it around ...... the more the merrier ..... :-)

15 posted on 05/10/2003 9:38:00 AM PDT by kayak (Pray for President Bush, our troops, and our nation!)
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To: Mister Baredog
Yes, Dems are expected to lie. That is why their listening audience is shrinking.
16 posted on 05/10/2003 9:38:20 AM PDT by abclily
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To: ohioWfan
It's hilarious! Thanks!

17 posted on 05/10/2003 9:38:26 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: ohioWfan
I have been watching Chris Matthews since this blew up.....it's been a scream. Chris makes a great point tho .....that every time a talk show has a RAT on to comment about the MOAPO......the host shows the video of the President landing and walking around in his flight suit which is what the GOP wants........so the RATS are doing our work for us.......Chris thinks they should just drop it..

I agree........they should just shut up about it now and pray it goes away.

18 posted on 05/10/2003 9:41:17 AM PDT by Dog ( Do not cross the police tape....This tagline is under construction....Do not cross the police tape)
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To: ohioWfan
We are witness to such a phenomenon as George Bush -- cheered, regaled and not-bad in his Top Gun duds -- finds his form-fitting aviator pants leg in the clenched teeth of Rep. Henry Waxman

Waxman's just envious -- he knows that if he were in the same position he would've soiled his flight suit.

20 posted on 05/10/2003 9:46:26 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: ohioWfan
This is one of the funniest little RAT tempests-in-teapots in recent memory! They are really peeved that they might have lost the "arousal gappers" who used to go for Clinton because of his active libido -- now they see that women are look at Bush on the carrier and think....hmmmmm....a real man and virile too!!!

This kind of thing drives the RATS nuts -- because it's robbing all that's left of their playbook!

Basically, Byrd is having a conniption fit because he's worried that the "arousal gappers" are going to think that Bush was "pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty" and they'll lose another big chunk of their voting base.

21 posted on 05/10/2003 9:46:31 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: ohioWfan
Best Bumper Sticker Yet....

IT'S STILL NOT SAFE TO VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT!

22 posted on 05/10/2003 9:47:09 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: ohioWfan


23 posted on 05/10/2003 9:47:42 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Jewels1091
lol!
24 posted on 05/10/2003 9:49:01 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: ohioWfan
Kathleen Parker is becoming a favorite columnist.
25 posted on 05/10/2003 9:49:47 AM PDT by gcruse (Vice is nice, but virtue can hurt you. --Bill Bennett)
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To: lilylangtree
Someone wrote into FOX news yesterday and said, "Once again Senator Byrd flies over the coco nest". LOL.
26 posted on 05/10/2003 9:51:20 AM PDT by CaliforniaOkie
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To: ohioWfan
See also:

White House to Sen. Byrd- 'Do It Again, Please' (USS Lincoln Complaining)
[Excerpt from The Note]

ABC News ^ | May 8, 2003 | Marc Armbinder
Posted on 05/08/2003 8:37 AM PDT by ewing

One Democrat moaned yesterday as he watched the cable news programs replay hours of footage of President Bush on the carrier with audio about Democratic complaints.

'Im watching him get high fived and buzz the tower again,' the Democrat said. 'The White House should have thought of this controversy themselves!'

Democratic questions about Bush's jet landing made the front page of USA Today complete with the 'Fly Boy' photo that will have Mike Deaver smiling.

Along these lines, a Senior Administration Official told the ABC Political Unit 'The more time the President talks about defense and security issues, the more he hurts Democrats and reinforces the public's positive perceptions of the Presdient.'

'Do it again, do it again is our message to Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia.'

The Democrats are doing things to make their base happy, but alienating the center of the electorate...

CLICK HERE for the rest of the thread

27 posted on 05/10/2003 9:52:54 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: ohioWfan
The hysterical part of all of this is that the Dims realize what an ad of the President shaking hands and posing for pictures with everyone on deck who wanted to, will be an awesome campaign ad and are now insisting that this moment in history - a tailhook landing by a sitting President - not be allowed to be used during the President's re-election campaign. What have they been smoking? Of course, it's going to be part of the advertising campaign. Look as those pictures on the May 1st edition of "A Day in the Life of President Bush" (photos) and tell me that every guy shown with his CinC isn't thrilled to be having his picture taken. That's what is making the Dims nuts. They just can't stand how popular this President is with our warrior-heroes.

They've finally stopped their ranting against the war and all they are left with is to rant against the President flying out to thank our guys for their incredible show of power. Tough it out, Dims. Your whining is really bothering your base. And every time you yell "photo op", the sequence of the President's landing gets shown again. Aren't you smart enough to let it go away?

OTOH, I love seeing the shots over and over - so keep on whining.

And OhioWfan, thanks for the ping. I just love to see the Dims imploding themselves.
28 posted on 05/10/2003 9:55:30 AM PDT by TruthNtegrity (God bless America, God bless President George W. Bush and God bless our Military!)
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To: kayak
That's great! Love it!
29 posted on 05/10/2003 9:56:01 AM PDT by Bushfanatic ("I'll tell ya...I'd fly this Presidents wing into hell and know he'd get me back ."--Duke Cunningham)
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To: ohioWfan
Thanks for the ping!
30 posted on 05/10/2003 9:56:33 AM PDT by Bushfanatic ("I'll tell ya...I'd fly this Presidents wing into hell and know he'd get me back ."--Duke Cunningham)
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To: ohioWfan

31 posted on 05/10/2003 9:59:26 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: ohioWfan
When the Democrats attack Bush and call him dumb or whatever, they're really attacking the Americans who voted for Bush, Americans the Democrats hold in contempt.

And when the Democrats attack Bush for the jet ride, they are really attacking the military, whom we KNOW they loathe.

[insert cussing]
32 posted on 05/10/2003 10:06:34 AM PDT by WaterDragon (Only America has the moral authority and the resolve to lead the world in the 21st Century.)
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33 posted on 05/10/2003 10:10:10 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: ohioWfan
Plus the Dems chose to send out their two least attractive people to complain and gripe.
34 posted on 05/10/2003 10:13:18 AM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: ohioWfan; Budge; nicmarlo
Great stuff! The whining Rats are going to eliminate the need for Bush to even run a campaign at the rate they're going.
35 posted on 05/10/2003 10:22:22 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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The whining Rats are going to eliminate the need for Bush to even run a campaign at the rate they're going.

Let 'em keep going.....the more they talk about it, the more there's the replay of tailhook landing, the longer it stays in the people's memories! : )



36 posted on 05/10/2003 10:26:49 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: ohioWfan
Meanwhile, a Democratic politician, overcome with jealosy at the President's tailhook landing, decided he would put on an official-looking jumpsuit, and strap himself into a cockpit, too. Unfortunately for him, neither the results of his escapade, nor the press coverage thereof, were as satisfactory.

Ladies and gentlemen...

I give you the distinguished Governor of the great state of North Carolina...

Mike Easley:

Governor Easley, in the blue coveralls at the right of the photo, examines the damage (yup, totalled) to the stockcar he drove into a "soft wall" at Lowe's Motor Speedway near Charlotte yesterday.

We can now add "driving" to the long list of things Governor Easley isn't very good at.

37 posted on 05/10/2003 10:27:27 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (France is a country located between Andorra and Luxembourg, and is of less consequence than either.)
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To: kayak
Terry McAuliffe will be contacting you soon, seeking your personal pledge not to post that poster any more.
38 posted on 05/10/2003 10:30:26 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: ohioWfan
Byrd and Waxman not only have harmed their cause

Ah, the Kleagle and the Commie.

We can only hope the media keeps a microphone and camera nearby and ready whenever they feel the urge to piss 'n moan.

39 posted on 05/10/2003 10:34:03 AM PDT by Stultis
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I hope the Repubs make Byrd's Klan membership and issue in 04.
40 posted on 05/10/2003 10:37:27 AM PDT by Dialup Llama
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To: ohioWfan
The RATS don't even know what the truth IS any more, let alone to tell it.

They know what the truth is .. they are just trying to convince the public not to believe the truth .. it's an old game in the DNC play book

Problem for them is, the public has more acess to the news and everyone saw it and loved it .

Plus the Dems are looking really petty

41 posted on 05/10/2003 10:40:43 AM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
That's too good. You KNOW he was trying to be George Bush. Wonder if he ever made it out of second gear.
42 posted on 05/10/2003 10:42:02 AM PDT by Richard Kimball
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To: martin_fierro
Bump, because:

1. I haven't seen this before.
2. It's great!
3. I think I see myself in it, which is also great!
43 posted on 05/10/2003 10:42:23 AM PDT by Celtjew Libertarian
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To: Jewels1091
LOL ... EXCELLENT Cartoons
44 posted on 05/10/2003 10:44:07 AM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: Stultis
Bill Press on MSNBC is carrying the torch ..says in all seriousness this story has legs. (rolled tape hehe)Also said even in a jet didn't need flight suit.The military uniform is worn by Castro and Saddam ...terrible symbolism by Bush.(sigh)
45 posted on 05/10/2003 10:44:25 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: ohioWfan
Thanks - I hope all this talk about how great President Bush looked doesn't upset anyone. ; )
46 posted on 05/10/2003 10:45:34 AM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (I'm happy, yet I'm aware of the ironic ramifications of my happiness.)
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To: Utah Girl
Plus the Dems chose to send out their two least attractive people to complain and gripe.

And with so many unattractive people to choose from, too.

47 posted on 05/10/2003 10:47:09 AM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (I'm happy, yet I'm aware of the ironic ramifications of my happiness.)
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To: MEG33
Bill Press on MSNBC is carrying the torch ..says in all seriousness this story has legs. (rolled tape hehe)Also said even in a jet didn't need flight suit.The military uniform is worn by Castro and Saddam ...terrible symbolism by Bush.(sigh)

1st .. what the heck should he have worn?

2nd .. Is Bill Press comparing Bush to Castro?

48 posted on 05/10/2003 10:47:31 AM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: Mister Baredog
A great week indeed!

I'm still laughing at Byrd's criticism that Bush did not have the dignity in his address that Lincoln did at Gettysburg!

Say what?? Victory speech on an aircraft carrier vs. somber speech to dedicate a CEMETERY??

Rant on, Byrd!!

49 posted on 05/10/2003 10:48:25 AM PDT by ohioWfan (President BUSH......Leadership, Integrity, Morality)
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To: kayak
Right click!! That's GREAT, kayak!!
50 posted on 05/10/2003 10:48:51 AM PDT by ohioWfan (President BUSH......Leadership, Integrity, Morality)
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