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Columnist Faults Bush on Sniper Attacks (Looney,Liberal Fool slams bush)
newsmax ^ | Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002 10:21 a.m. EDT | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 10/24/2002 9:03:42 AM PDT by cody32127

Hours after news broke of arrests in the sniper case, New York Newsday hit newsstands with a column blaming President Bush for not doing enough to catch D.C.'s serial killer.

Headlined "Bush Should Take a Walk Near Home" and prominently placed on page 3, columnist Jimmy Breslin's piece excoriated Bush for campaigning for Republicans across the country instead of staying at home while his city was under siege - and even suggested that the president was a coward for leaving town.

"Bush should have been taking a walk through Silver Spring or Rockville," complained the writer who came to prominence during New York's notorious Son-of-Sam serial murder case.

"That was his job. He pledged to defend the nation. He could have started by helping to repel the attack on Washington.

"It was one thing that Bush was completely disdainful of the World Trade Center," the columnist bellyached. "He and his people hate New York. He barely showed for a year. And they blew the attack. They blew it because any threats to New York weren't of such vital interest."

Breslin then claimed that the reason Bush allegedly doesn't like New York is because he's a bigot.

"New York is filled with blacks and Jews and all kinds of Hispanics and Asians who don't vote right," he wrote. "We don't bother with them during an election, then why stop everything and concentrate on some threat to the place?"

The incendiary writer then said Bush feels the same way about the D.C. area, arguing, "nobody in the shooting area, in Montgomery County towns, voted for him."

Breslin compared Bush unfavorably to President Lyndon Johnson, who he claimed had defied a Secret Service warning about threats to his safety to march behind slain President John F. Kennedy's casket.

"I'd rather be shot than let anybody think I'm afraid to go out on that street," Johnson said, according to the writer. Breslin then concluded, "Somebody should have shown George Bush the words."

The ill-timed column appeared in millions of copies of Newsday distributed throughout New York City and Long Island, but had vanished for about an hour from the paper's Web site Thursday morning. By 10:30 a.m., however, it had reappeared online.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Culture/Society
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What the hell is this fool saying?
1 posted on 10/24/2002 9:03:44 AM PDT by cody32127
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To: cody32127
Oops!! Sounds like Michael Savage on the radio, but I guess not.
2 posted on 10/24/2002 9:05:32 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe
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To: cody32127
Oops!! Sounds like Michael Savage on the radio, but I guess not.
3 posted on 10/24/2002 9:05:35 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe
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To: cody32127
What the hell is this fool saying?

That he's a fool. Not only saying it, he's proving it as well.

4 posted on 10/24/2002 9:16:17 AM PDT by templar
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To: cody32127
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5 posted on 10/24/2002 9:22:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: cody32127
breslin is out of his rabbit-ass mind. I'm surprised he still gets ink.

FMCDH

6 posted on 10/24/2002 9:23:21 AM PDT by nothingnew
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To: cody32127
I am sure the current occupant of the white house walks around his home, the ranch in Crawford.

After all the White house is public housing, and the crime statistics around public housing is horrible.

That is why rational people try to get out of it.

7 posted on 10/24/2002 9:23:31 AM PDT by dts32041
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To: cody32127
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8 posted on 10/24/2002 9:24:01 AM PDT by ffrancone
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To: cody32127
Jimmy Breslin is the same big-mouthed blowhard who wrote that then-President Ronald Reagan didn't deserve to be at the unveiling of the renovated Statue of Liberty in 1988. Now he wants another president he doesn't care for to walk around the neighborhood he lives in and do what?
9 posted on 10/24/2002 9:32:45 AM PDT by laconic
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To: cody32127
I'd like to ask Breslin if he feels like taking a "walk" in his neighborhood after writing that article.
10 posted on 10/24/2002 9:38:16 AM PDT by zerosix
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To: cody32127
columnist
11 posted on 10/24/2002 9:39:45 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: cody32127
Why didn't Newsmax refute the obvious lies with facts:

New York -- Despite concerns for his safety at the unstable wreckage, President George W. Bush visited the still smoldering site of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center September 14 [2001] to bring a message of solidarity and courage to the rescuers and families of the victims.

President Bush Visits World Trade Center Ruins

Not to mention:

NEW YORK – US President George W. Bush tossed the ceremonial opening pitch for game three of the 97th World Series to a standing ovation here Tuesday at famed Yankee Stadium. Wearing a jacket with the logo of the New York Fire Department, Bush walked to the pitcher's mound to cheers from spectators in a city still dealing with the September 11 terrorism tragedy at the World Trade Center.

Bush opens World Series game 3 at Yankee stadium - October 2001

12 posted on 10/24/2002 9:41:03 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: cody32127
Here's the entire column;

Bush Should Take a Walk Near Home
http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/columnists/ny-nybres242976413oct24,0,3522970.column?coll=ny%2Dopinion%2Dcolumnists
13 posted on 10/24/2002 9:41:20 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: laconic
Yeah, and where was Breslin during this mess? New York. And where was his hero when our Rangers got cut up in Mogadishu? Probably in the Oval office dipping his cigar. Breslin and his ilk need to check out the definition of hypocrite.
14 posted on 10/24/2002 9:45:26 AM PDT by eaglesiniowa
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To: cody32127
He's really ticked that it didn't turn out to be two white, redneck, pro-gun right wing fanatics. That leaves him with nothing to say.
15 posted on 10/24/2002 9:54:38 AM PDT by JessicaDragonet
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To: cody32127
Geez...look what I found:

President Bush unveiled a new initiative Tuesday [Oct 31, 2001] at Thomas S. Wootton High School to pair the nation's veterans with individual schools.

"You need to listen to what they have to say," Bush said during an assembly at the Rockville school. "America should always honor our veterans; at this moment, especially."

In making his announcement, Bush, speaking before students, staff and an assemblage of local, state and national dignitaries including Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jerry D. Weast, U.S. Rep. Constance A. Morella (R-Dist. 8) of Bethesda, former U.S. Sen. Robert Dole (R-Kan.) -- himself a wounded World War ll veteran -- said he was asking Americans to extend traditional Veterans' Day observances on Nov. 11 from one day to one week.

The President's new initiative came amid reports of heightened possibilities of new terrorist attacks in the United States and that U.S. troops are on the ground in Afghanistan. Despite the heightened anxiety, the atmosphere at Wootton was one of excitement as the school prepared for the President's arrival

President Bush comes to Wootton HS

President George W. Bush visited Dixie Printing Company in Glen Burnie, Md., on Oct. 24 [2001] to underscore both the importance small businesses play in strengthening the U.S. economy, and the role of a stronger economy in the war against terrorism.

Pres. Bush visits Maryland printer, calls for business tax relief

16 posted on 10/24/2002 9:55:53 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: cody32127
Breslin can take a long walk off a short pier.
18 posted on 10/24/2002 10:02:01 AM PDT by You Dirty Rats
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To: cody32127
"nobody in the shooting area, in Montgomery County towns, voted for him."

Nobody? Hmmmmm....

Montgomery County:

Gore - 232,453
Bush - 124,580

Maryland 2000 Presidential Election Results

I beg to differ....

19 posted on 10/24/2002 10:07:35 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Go Dub Go
Uh, your article is from last year. This is 2002.

I think his point was to answer the charge that Bush pays no mind or spends no time in this area because it voted for Gore.

The "He's afraid of the sniper" charge is too silly to merit responding to IMHO.

20 posted on 10/24/2002 10:25:30 AM PDT by winin2000
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To: cody32127
After having lived in NY for 40 years I can tell you that Breslin is a friend of every vicious, lowlife miscreant and a pathetic, shambling drunk. Nothing he writes is worth reading.
21 posted on 10/24/2002 10:27:17 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: Go Dub Go
All of the articles I posted show that Bush was not afraid to be seen at public functions close to attacks immediately after 9/11. The author is claiming cowardice on Bush's part and also claiming Bush does not care about that area...so it is still relevant. Just because he did not put himself in harm's way in the sniper case does not mean he was afraid of anyone or did not care...Bush is no coward.
22 posted on 10/24/2002 10:32:26 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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"Bush should have been taking a walk through Silver Spring or Rockville," complained the writer
x42 should have been working as a gas station attendand in Montgomery County.

23 posted on 10/24/2002 10:33:14 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion
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To: ravingnutter
Just remember Rats are E.V.I.L. = Evil Vile Invertebrate Liars.
24 posted on 10/24/2002 10:37:28 AM PDT by weegee
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To: cody32127
Sounds like a clear case of "crainial-rectal inversion".
25 posted on 10/24/2002 10:39:25 AM PDT by Redleg Duke
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To: cody32127
There is a GOOD reason why Lyon Johnson wasn't afraid of HIS assassination!!! Geesh.

Sounds to me like he's a little ANGRY about Jews and blacks and is just using Bush to get that out!! EVERY liberal I know spouts hatred abut thse two groups....I never hear a conservative say these things.

26 posted on 10/24/2002 10:39:40 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: cody32127
Who the hell is "Jimmy Breslin", and who the hell cares?

Just ignore this jerkoff.

27 posted on 10/24/2002 10:53:30 AM PDT by wcbtinman
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To: ravingnutter
Montgomery County: Gore - 232,453 Bush - 124,580 That sounds more like it, with all the federal-government bureaucrats living in the 'burbs, who typically vote Democrat.
28 posted on 10/24/2002 11:18:47 AM PDT by FourteenthProfile
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To: ravingnutter
Montgomery County:

Gore - 232,453
Bush - 124,580

That sounds more like it, with all the federal-government bureaucrats living in the 'burbs, who typically vote Democrat.

29 posted on 10/24/2002 11:19:28 AM PDT by FourteenthProfile
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To: cody32127
Breslin then claimed that the reason Bush allegedly doesn't like New York is because he's a bigot. "New York is filled with blacks and Jews and all kinds of Hispanics and Asians who don't vote right," he wrote. "We don't bother with them during an election, then why stop everything and concentrate on some threat to the place?"

This from the guy who called a female Newsday co-worker a "slanty-eyed cur"?!?!

30 posted on 10/24/2002 6:00:20 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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