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  • Dukakis, Once Burned, Refuses to Be Optimistic About 2008 (Must Read!)

    08/22/2007 8:38:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 2,406+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | August 21, 2007 | Steve Kornacki
    Michael Dukakis has seen this script before: a Republican administration besieged by scandal and running out the clock on its second term, while wide-eyed Democrats confidently lick their chops, knowing there’s no way in hell voters will reward the G.O.P. with four more years in the White House. It was around this very moment 20 years ago, the summer when Oliver North told Congress he was “authorized to do everything that I did” and Reagan fatigue took hold, that Mr. Dukakis, then the 53-year-old governor of Massachusetts, emerged at the head of a crowded Democratic presidential pack. By the time...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (many photos): 08-09-07

    08/09/2007 5:38:59 PM PDT · by snugs · 124 replies · 3,115+ views
    The President held a press conference in the Press Briefing Room today then signed H.R. 2272, The America Competes Act Bill after which he departed to Maine where he will spend the week at the family home attending a wedding and meeting with the French President. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Lebanon's Charge d'Affaires Antoine Chedi at the State Department. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Former U.S. President Bush arrives in Greece for cruise holiday

    06/05/2007 3:23:11 AM PDT · by WannabeTurk · 10 replies · 625+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 6/4/2007 | NA
    ATHENS, Greece: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrived in Greece on Monday for a sailing holiday around the Greek islands as a guest of a shipping tycoon. The former president landed early Monday in Athens and changed planes for Kavala, a port city in northeastern Greece, where he arrived shortly after 11 a.m. (0800GMT). ***SNIP*** Bush is a guest of Greek shipping tycoon Spiros Latsis, on whose yacht he has also vacationed in the past. ***SNIP*** Bush is accompanied by a party of 19, including his son Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 05-31-07

    05/31/2007 5:54:41 PM PDT · by snugs · 143 replies · 2,627+ views
    Today the President and first lady attended and spoke at the United States Global Leadership Campaign at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC. The President met with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq in the Oval Office today. Secretary of State Condoleezza is in Vienna Former President George H W Bush attended and spoke at a dedication for the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., Yesterday Secretary of Denfense Robert Gates attended and spoke at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs and today he is in Hawaii. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • New toll road hype in Oklahoma

    05/21/2007 4:21:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies · 1,045+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 21, 2007 | Jerome Corsi (Cue Spooky Music...)
    Robert Poole, a mechanical engineer who has advised the administrations of George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to privatize U.S. highways, estimates that more than $25 billion in Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) highway projects are planned or approved in the United States. Now, a prominent Oklahoma state representative has invited Poole to promote his PPP toll road ideas, a move evidently designed to counter growing citizen opposition. Poole Lobbies for PPP Highways in Oklahoma Oklahoma House Speaker, Republican Lance Cargill, the founder of a group known as The 100 Ideas Initiative, has invited Poole to give a June...
  • Ex-President Bush speaks of pride in his sons

    03/14/2007 12:12:11 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies · 402+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 14, 2007 | James Ricci
    Former President George Herbert Walker Bush spent a significant part of his speech in Los Angeles on Monday night talking of his love of family and his pride in the son who currently occupies the White House. Yet as the 82-year-old former chief executive recounted his years as president, the tale of how he governed stood in marked contrast to what critics, a few of whom were in the audience, say are the official actions of his beleaguered son. Enumerating the crises and triumphs of his term — among them the successful coalition-building before the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 02-01-07

    02/01/2007 4:53:32 PM PST · by snugs · 237 replies · 3,107+ views
    The President and First Lady attended the National Prayer Breakfast today and then participated in a meeting on child fitness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1.2.07

    01/02/2007 4:55:50 PM PST · by GretchenM · 282 replies · 4,742+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Tuesday January 2, 2007 | GretchenM
    On this "National Day of Mourning throughout the United States," President and Mrs. Bush attended the funeral service for former President Gerald Ford at the National Episcopal Cathedral in DC today. President Bush was among those asked to eulogize (text and webcast at this link) his predecessor. Henry Kissinger's eulogy was very informative about the international achievements of Ford's presidency. I've been looking for the text but haven't found it so far. If anyone does, please post it or link it on this Dose. Goodbye, President Ford. Thank you for your faith in Christ that helped bindup and heal the...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-14-06

    12/14/2006 5:52:01 PM PST · by snugs · 269 replies · 2,975+ views
    Today the President met with President Boni Yayi of Benin at the White House and later he and the First Lady spoke at the White House Summit on Malaria. Today the Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addressed a Human Rights Day Commemoration at the State Department Former U.S. President George H W Bush is in China Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Bush Sr breaks down over son

    12/05/2006 8:48:14 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 40 replies · 1,893+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6 December 2006
    FORMER US president George H.W. Bush broke down in tears today during a speech about his son, not the current president but the outgoing governor of Florida, Jeb Bush. Mr Bush, who was speaking at a leadership forum in Tallahassee, Florida, began weeping as he spoke about the way Jeb Bush handled losing the governor's election in 1994. "(He) showed not merely with words but by his actions what decent ...," the former president said before breaking down and being comforted by his son.
  • First President Bush Sobs While Talking of Son

    12/05/2006 3:21:34 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies · 2,553+ views
    AOL News ^ | December 5, 2006 | Brendan Farrington, AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dec. 5) - Former President George H.W. Bush came here Monday to talk about leadership and opened his remarks with advice on working with rivals, being patient and building personal relationships. He then broke down in tears mentioning his son, Gov. Jeb Bush, as an example of leadership and the way he handled losing the 1994 governor's race to popular incumbent Democrat Lawton Chiles. He vaguely referred to dirty tricks in the campaign. "He didn't whine about it. He didn't complain," the former president said before choking up in front of lawmakers, Gov. Bush's top administrators and state...
  • Father Knows Best? (Four failures of Bush 41's foreign policy)

    11/19/2006 10:45:27 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 22 replies · 753+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 19, 2006 | BRET STEPHENS
    As president of Texas A&M University, Bob Gates abolished admissions preferences for the children and grandchildren of alumni, reportedly saying it was "unworthy of a great university." Funny, then, that he should be returning to Washington on the strength of his reputation as daddy's boy. "Daddy," of course, is former President George H. W. Bush, for whom Mr. Gates served as deputy national security adviser and director of Central Intelligence. Today, the elder Mr. Bush is being celebrated as a foreign-policy sage whose adroit stewardship of the world stands in flattering contrast with current management. Mr. Gates, along with Bush...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush warns of 'wild' Democrats...(41 into the fray, GOOD !)

    10/06/2006 8:56:47 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 17 replies · 1,342+ views
    AP ^ | Thu, Oct. 05, 2006
    GLADWYNE, Pa. - Former President George H.W. Bush said Thursday that a Democratic takeover of Congress would be a "ghastly thing for our country." Bush, speaking at a fundraiser for Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., warned that the Republican majority of the Senate is at risk. "This is more than party versus party, it is the idea that if we have some of these wild Democrats in charge of these committees it will be a ghastly thing for our country," Bush said. Democrats would need to gain six seats in the Senate and 15 in the House in the Nov. 7...
  • New US Aircraft Carrier, CVN-77 George H. W. Bush to be Christened Saturday, October 7, 2006

    10/03/2006 8:06:52 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 279 replies · 23,051+ views
    Northrop Grumman Construction Site ^ | Oct 2006 | Northrop Grumman/US Navy
    CVN-77 to be Christened on October 7th, 2006 From the Northrop Grumman site. On Saturday, October 7, 2006, Northrop Grumman Newport News will christen the nation’s 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship’s namesake and 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, is scheduled to attend the ceremony along with his wife Barbara and their daughter, Doro Bush Koch, Mrs. Koch also serves as the ship’s sponsor and will do the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship’s bow during the ceremony. Employees of...
  • Dowd: Malignant Cheney is Lady Macbeth, OBL is Willie Horton

    09/13/2006 7:39:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 63 replies · 1,478+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein September 13, 2006 - 10:21 Was Maureen Dowd kidding about having called Tim Russert to ask if VP Cheney washed his hands after his Meet the Press appearance this Sunday? By all indications she was not, making one fear the Times columnist is slipping ever deeper into Dowd Derangement Syndrome. Dowd writes in her pay-to-read column of today, Vice Must Wash Hands Before Returning to Work, "I called Tim Russert to ask if Dick Cheney had washed his hands after their interview on Sunday. Any sort of scrubbing, I wondered? Antiseptic wipe, Purell, quick shower on the...
  • Today Show's Invidious Comparison: Bush 41 the 'Diplomat' vs. Bush 43 the 'Cowboy'

    08/25/2006 5:20:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 1,051+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 25, 2006 - 08:00 Remember George H.W. Bush? The one who was derided by the MSM for his lack of toughness? The man Newsweek put on its cover with the sneering headline "Fighting the Wimp Factor"? Scratch all that. As per this morning's Today show, it turns out H.W. wasn't a wimp at all. Not only was he a 'diplomat', above all he was someone who knew how to successfully fight a war in Iraq. What caused Today to catch a bad case of SORS: Sudden-Onset Revisionism Syndrome? It's that old truism at work: the MSM...
  • Bush not a winner in 'home' state, but not alone

    08/22/2006 4:02:39 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 901+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 22 August 2006 | Keating Holland
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush boldly, albeit light-heartedly, announced that he was "going to stay out of Connecticut" and its senatorial race, adding he may be "the only presidential candidate who never carried the state in which he was born." When Bush made the remark at a Monday press conference, he admitted it may not hold up to extensive research. And in this case, fact-checkers didn't have to dig too deeply. His father George H. W. Bush -- born June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts -- lost his "home" state by decisive margins in his two runs as a major...
  • 'Weakling-in-Chief': Boston Globe Mocks Bush 41 for Not Taking Out Saddam in '91

    08/11/2006 5:21:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 1,019+ views
    Boston Globe/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 11, 2006 - 07:59 Those burly hawks of the Boston Globe are at it again. With a Landis-like testosterone rush, the Globe's editorial this morning, Tarring the majority, rips George H.W. Bush for failing to have taken out Saddam at the conclusion of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Or as the Globe so sneeringly put it: "The weakling-in-chief who failed to oust Saddam Hussein in 1991 was not a Democrat but the first President George Bush." Yes, we all remember those rousing Globe editorials urging the first war against Iraq. And who can forget the glorious...
  • Johnson: Incendiary speeches part of King's point (MEGA BARF ALERT)

    02/11/2006 9:56:37 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 17 replies · 813+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 10, 2006 | Bill Johnson
    Neither man lied. Indeed, the reverend and the former president on Tuesday both spoke several obvious and undeniable truths. That they were jaw-droppingly uncomfortable truths - the current president, after all, was seated directly behind them - was, you just have to figure, the whole point.
  • Former presidents Bush, Clinton announce grants from Katrina fund

    12/07/2005 4:58:22 PM PST · by caryatid · 12 replies · 340+ views
    2theadvocate [Baton Rouge, LA] / AP ^ | Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 | CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, who have raised about $110 million for Hurricane Katrina victims, announced $90 million worth of grants here Wednesday, including $30 million for higher education institutions along the Gulf Coast. Another $40 million will be divided among the three states hardest hit by Katrina - Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama - and $20 million will go to faith-based organizations. "Donations we got ranged from the smallest - $16 from a child's lemonade stand - to multimillion-dollar ones from foundations and corporations. Even foriegn governments have given us money to help...
  • The Criminalization of Republican Politicians

    10/30/2005 4:56:49 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 308+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/30/05 | Purple Mountains
    What do these people have in common?: George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, William J. Casey, Dick Cheney, Tom Delay, Raymond Donovan, William Frist, Lewis Libby, Robert McFarlane, Oliver North, John M. Poindexter, Karl Rove, Kenneth Tomlinson, Caspar Weinberger. Answer: they are all conservative Republicans who have been accused by the liberal press and/or prosecuted for criminal acts under pressures brought by liberal politicians. All of them have been persecuted by the threat of legal action or by actual indictments for political reasons. None have been found guilty although some have had to go through the expense of an appeal...
  • Where Can I find (Vanity)

    10/21/2005 9:12:54 AM PDT · by Help! · 4 replies · 225+ views
    question | na | self
    I'm looking for a source of the names of the various Cabinet members under Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush 41, to include Under Secretaries. Does anyone out there know of such a source? Thanks
  • A day in the life of President Bush (10/10/05): photos

    10/10/2005 4:48:55 PM PDT · by snugs · 344 replies · 5,634+ views
    www.yahoo.com www.whitehouse.gov ^ | 10th October 2005 | Snugs
    Over the weekend President George W. Bush expressed offers of sympathy and assistance after Pakistan-India border earthquake in a statement on Saturday and on Sunday met Pakistan's Deputy Chief of Mission, Mohammad Sadiq, Sunday in the Oval Office. The President and the First Lady also attended church on Sunday Former President George H W Bush visited the Gulf Region over the weekend as part of his Katrina fund raising efforts. Today the President and the first lady travelled to the Gulf Coast at the start of a 2 day tour to focus on housing the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 9.01.05

    09/01/2005 4:24:33 PM PDT · by snugs · 391 replies · 3,764+ views
    www.yahoo www.whitehouse.gov ^ | 1st September 2005 | Snugs
    The President spoke to Diane Sawyer about relief efforts for the Gulf Coast and the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, on 'Good Morning America' Later in the day President Bush met with former Presidents George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton in the Oval Office he has asked his father and Bill Clinton to lead a private fund-raising campaign for victims as they did for last year's Asian tsunami The President will tour the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast region tomorrow Vice President Dick Cheney will host a major fundraiser for Sen. Jim Talent in September as the Missouri Republican gears up for...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 6.16.05

    06/16/2005 2:54:10 PM PDT · by snugs · 234 replies · 3,844+ views
    whitehouse.gov; yahoo.com ^ | Thursday June 16, 2005 | Snugs
    Yesterday President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney and their wives attended a Congressional Picnic at the White House. Today President Bush attended National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C along with members of Congress and former Cabinet Minister Tom Ridge. The President also voiced doubts over the elections taking place in Iran “The June 17th presidential elections are sadly consistent with this oppressive record. Iran's rulers denied more than a thousand people who put themselves forward as candidates, including popular reformers and women who have done so much for the cause of...
  • Forgive, forget? Hillary, Newt gain - (strange bedfellows indeed! what's up with this?)

    05/21/2005 7:35:59 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 574+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | MAY 20, 2005 | Myriam Marquez
    Forget the Newt-orchestrated House vote for Bill Clinton's impeachment. This is a new millennium, baby, and the conservative Fire Dragon is lying down with the liberal Ice Queen. Figuratively speaking, of course. All this chummy talk of bipartisanship between former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Sen. Hillary Clinton makes one wonder: An unholy alliance or a political marriage of convenience? The two had their lovey-dovey photo-op last week to promote health information technology. Gingrich has written a book that delves partly into the issue. Clinton, whom Gingrich tarred when she sought to reform the health-care system, knows plenty about the...
  • We Never Argue, Say Presidential Odd Couple [Bush Sr: "Maybe I'm the Father He Never Had"]

    03/10/2005 10:47:27 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 98 replies · 2,950+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10/03/2005 | Alec Russel
    Bill Clinton enjoyed a round of golf yesterday with his old rival turned new buddy, the first President George Bush, in the odd couple's latest outing in front of the cameras. Such a joint appearance would once have looked like a stuffy piece of presidential protocol. For years Mr Clinton was all but the devil incarnate to diehard Republicans after he upset Mr Bush's bid for re-election in 1992. But the atmosphere of the old presidents' club and the pair's recruitment by the White House to be America's co-chief fund raisers for the victims of the Asian tsunami, has forged...
  • "It's the Values, Stupid!" - (brilliant new young conservative writer!)

    02/08/2005 3:34:29 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 737+ views
    JB WILLIAMS.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 8, 2005 | CHRISTIAN HARTSOCK
    It seems Republicans have been taking their recent landslide victory for granted both too much and too little. After winning 19 senate seats and reclaiming the presidency by a whopping 3.5 million margin in the largest popular vote in history, Republicans are apparently losing sight of those particular aspects of their social agenda which specifically accounted for this monumental success. Worse: the Democrats have been taking notes. Ironically, after months of incessant weeping and gnashing of teeth, the left may have ultimately learned more from the sobering election results than the GOP even has - so much that they have...
  • Bush's Dad: Michael Moore an "Atrocious Slimeball"

    12/19/2004 6:54:17 PM PST · by freespirited · 76 replies · 2,554+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 12/19/04 | Charles Johnson
    TIME Magazine has named George W. Bush as their Person of the Year, and the issue also features this great quote from Bush’s father: Michael Moore’s got to be the worst for me. I mean, he’s such a slimeball and so atrocious. But I love the fact now that the Democrats are not embracing him as theirs anymore. He might not get invited to sit in Jimmy Carter’s box [at the Democratic Convention] again. I wanted to get up my nerve to ask Jimmy Carter at the Clinton thing [the opening of Bill Clinton’s library], “How did it feel being...
  • George Bush Can Save The Middle East. Bush 41, That Is

    12/05/2004 11:50:22 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 446+ views
    National Journal ^ | December 3, 2004 | Jonathan Rauch
    President Bush, your country needs you. You are better situated than anyone else alive to pull Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects out of the ditch. Granted, success is a long shot, but you can shorten the odds, if anyone can. Ask your son to make you his special envoy to the Middle East. Maximal U.S. engagement is risky. But it might work -- if the president puts the right sort of person in charge. George H.W. Bush is 80 years old, happily retired, and presumably disinclined to wade into the world's most intractable conflict. But perhaps he could be tempted. After being...
  • A New, Improved Global Test

    11/29/2004 5:07:38 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 11 replies · 707+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | November 29, 2004 | BENNY AVNI
    The next feud between America's freedom and democracy hawks and old United Nations diplomats will likely develop this week with the release of a much-anticipated report. Ordered by Secretary-General Annan, it was prepared by a panel of 16 former world movers and shakers now in their 70s, who will undoubtedly be hailed at Turtle Bay as wise men, and derided elsewhere as has-beens. Men who held previous posts like Russian foreign minister and Saddam champion Yevgeny Primakov, British U.N. envoy David Hannay, or current Arab League chief Amr Moussa, are not going to excite anyone looking for fresh insights into...
  • Three Dead In Private Jet Crash Near Hobby Airport

    11/22/2004 11:42:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies · 1,947+ views
    AM740 KTRH http://www.ktrh.com/local.html Three Dead In Private Jet Crash Near Hobby Airport (11/22/04) All three people aboard a private jet died this morning when it clipped a light pole and crashed as it prepared to land in a thick fog at Hobby Airport. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig said the Gulfstream G-1159A jet like the one pictured went down in an undeveloped area about 6:15 a.m. 1½ miles south of Hobby. The jet was approaching the runway when it clipped a light pole and crashed in southeast Houston, according to Roger Smith, a spokesman for the Houston Airport System....
  • Caption This One...(speaks for itself IMO)

    10/27/2004 9:38:53 AM PDT · by Horatio Gates · 10 replies · 352+ views
    Granted, this isn't your typical 'caption this' vanity. Call me crazy but I couldn't help but to be moved by this photo of W in the arms of his father George H.W. Bush. How many of us fathers have picked up our own children and thought to ourselves that what if someday our child was President of the United States? Amidst the joy of father and son, the image strikes a powerful statement. God bless our President and God-speed to victory on November 2nd!
  • HOAXES PROPPED UP CBS's FRAUDULENT MEMOS

    10/20/2004 7:34:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 1,274+ views
    Private Email | OCTOBER 20, 2004 | JOHN WAMBOUGH, JR. USAF (Ret)
    Hoaxes Propped Up CBS's Fraudulent Memos Dan Rather's CBS' 60 Minutes Hit Piece on President Bush's ANG Record based on Left-Wing Media Hoaxes. By Col. John H. Wambough, Jr. USAF (Ret.) October 22, 2004 - See Bush and Uncommon Valor www.nsar.us Article: Series One Leapfrogged Hundreds Hoax and Political Influence/Favoritism Hoax Since Left-Wing Media (LWM) has fabricated many hoaxes (concerning President Bush's Air National Guard service), it is not practical to address each of them in one article - so they will be presented to the American people in a series, starting with the “Leapfrogged Hundreds Hoax” and “Political Influence/Favoritism...
  • John Kerry - Wrong Place, Wrong Time - The Wrong Candidate - New Flyer Download For Distribution

    10/07/2004 7:46:07 PM PDT · by grassboots.org · 27 replies · 1,233+ views
    Grassboots.org ^ | 10/07/2004
    All Flyer downloadsJust This Flyer 26 Days to Go - Pray for our project, that we can reach those who depend on CBS News and The New York Times to get the truth. Please let us know if you have distributed any of these, which ones and where. While Ronald Reagan Won the Cold War Without A Shot & Coined the Phrase “Peace Through Strength“, John Kerry was Pushing For A Nuclear Freeze and Voted to Cut or Eliminate 12 Major Weapons Systems…
  • Memogate: Why Did Dan Rather Do It?

    10/02/2004 1:33:51 PM PDT · by mrustow · 47 replies · 1,010+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 2 October 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Many alleged journalists don't see themselves as helping John Kerry win the election because they are socialists in journalistic drag, but because they believe that this is simply what any decent person in the same position would do. In foisting the Memogate hoax on the American people, CBS' Dan Rather was motivated by the desire for ratings, revenge, and power. (For two excellent chronicles of how Rather misled his audience, see the reports here and here by Andrew Alexander, my editor at Intellectual Conservative.) Ratings Any journalist worth his salt wants to reach everyone, and blow away the competition. Anyone...
  • Memogate: Why Did Dan Rather Do It?

    09/30/2004 8:54:28 PM PDT · by mrustow · 27 replies · 675+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 1 October 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Dan Rather's motives in foisting the Memogate hoax on the American people were: Ratings, revenge, and power. Ratings. Any journalist worth his salt wants to reach everyone, and blow away the competition. Anyone who says otherwise, is either lying or in the wrong business. The best way for a journalist to reach the largest possible audience is with scoops on scandals. It's good journalism, and it's popular journalism. One of the reasons why the pc journalism of the socialist mainstream media (SMSM) and even the older, Republican mainstream media (RMSM; think, National Review) have been losing audience share in recent...
  • The Republican Who Broke the Color Barrier

    08/30/2004 3:47:52 PM PDT · by farmfriend · 30 replies · 971+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 08/30/2004 | Joe Bendel
    The Republican Who Broke the Color Barrier By Joe Bendel One can only assume the Republican National Convention kicking off in New York this week will spend a good deal of time in tribute to President Ronald Reagan. As the man who drove a stake in the heart of an expansionist Communist Empire, and recast the Republican Party is his own image, such tributes are only fitting and proper. The RNC would also be well advised to give significant time to mark the contributions of another longtime GOP stalwart who passed away since the 2000 convention, jazz legend Lionel Hampton....
  • 41@80 Comments and Photos

    06/13/2004 11:17:05 AM PDT · by wysiwyg · 47 replies · 1,855+ views
    Hi folks, Mrs. wysiwyg and I – along with 5,000+ of our closest friends – attended the 41@80 celebration last night at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Our tickets were graciously arranged by a friend's sibling who "knows people." Thanks, M! It was an amazing event. We were very surprised to see that the M.C. was, of all people, Larry King. Entertainment was provided by: Amy Grant and Vince GillThe Abundant Life Cathedral ChoirCrystal GayleDennis MillerLarry Gatlin and The Gatlin BrothersThe Oak Ridge BoysMichael W. SmithLee GreenwoodRandy TravisRonan Tynan (who also said some very eloquent and touching words)Tommy Tune and...
  • "41@80" Birthday Celebration

    06/12/2004 9:32:14 PM PDT · by HomersNose · 39 replies · 299+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/12/2004 | Shelby Hodge
    June 12, 2004, 10:11PM '41@80' birthday celebration a star-studded event By SHELBY HODGE Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle Former President George Bush's 80th birthday bash -- part Fourth of July, part charity sweepstakes, part celebration of a life well lived -- drew more than 5,000 of the 41st president's closest friends to Minute Maid Park Saturday night. Headlining the list of well-wishers at the "41@80" celebration was President George W. Bush who, with First Lady Laura Bush, kicked off the evening by joining his parents on the mid-field stage for a resounding standing ovation from the crowd. With CNN's Larry King...
  • Bush Senior's Eulogy for President Reagan

    06/12/2004 9:01:55 AM PDT · by Types_with_Fist · 11 replies · 1,371+ views
    George Bush
    When Franklin Roosevelt died in 1945, the New York Times wrote, "Men will thank God 100 years from now that Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the White House." It will not take 100 years to thank God for Ronald Reagan. But why? Why was he so admired? Why was he so beloved? He was beloved, first, because of what he was. Politics can be cruel, uncivil. Our friend was strong and gentle. Once he called America hopeful, big-hearted, idealistic, daring, decent and fair. That was America and, yes, our friend. And next, Ronald Reagan was beloved because of what he...
  • Analysis: Ronald Reagan's Secret Anti-Soviet War

    06/10/2004 7:46:08 PM PDT · by MountainPatriot · 23 replies · 855+ views
    Insight on the News ^ | June 10, 2004 | Richard Sale
    President Reagan used several deft tactical maneuvers to exploit cracks in the Soviet armor. As president of the United States, Ronald Reagan initiated a sweeping and unprecedented program of covert actions and economic-warfare initiatives that acted to greatly weaken the Soviet economy, its support for "wars of liberation," and its hold on its power in Eastern Europe, former top Reagan administration officials said. The elements of these programs were contained in top-secret national-security directives signed by Reagan in 1982 and 1983, these sources told United Press International. "Any kind of covert-action program had to be expressed in a presidential finding,"...
  • "I Was In Awe,'"(H.W.) Bush Says of Reagan

    06/06/2004 8:45:35 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 4 replies · 144+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 6/6/04 | Matt Drudge
    New York -- "I learned about principle, I learned about kindness, I learned about humor. Ronald Reagan was unfailingly courteous to the people around him, thoughtful to the little guy, the elevator operator, the butler at the White House." George H.W. Bush is calling up memories from his years as Reagan's political mate, Vice President and friend, TIME' s Hugh Sidey writes in the magazine's special commemorative issue, Ronald Reagan 1911-2004 (on newsstands Monday, June 7th). Bush shapes a private picture of a man he learned to love and admire, and the one he finally felt comfortable calling Ron. But...
  • Big George at 80

    05/31/2004 7:03:09 AM PDT · by stylin_geek · 20 replies · 145+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 28, 2004 | William F. Buckley, JR
    If you need a tonic, buy, borrow, or steal the current issue of Forbes FYI, because you will find there an article by George H. W. Bush. (That's the one who is not now President.) It is published with the title "Executive Privilege," and what it does is tell you what it's like to be 80. Well yes, to be 80 if you are an ex-president. That means you have certain amenities in life not available to all of us. For instance, stepping out of the car one day he reached for the handle, but didn't quite make it. A...
  • The Devil's in the Details of a Hellish Account of War FLYBOYS: A True Story of Courage

    10/23/2003 5:56:16 AM PDT · by OESY · 8 replies · 262+ views
    BOOKS OF THE TIMES ^ | October 23, 2003 | JANET MASLIN
    "Flyboys" is the latest example of how easy it is to be ambushed by mainstream popular culture. This book may have hit best-seller lists, but its popularity is no guarantee of the benign. Think of all the budding book lovers who raced out to read "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," only to be regaled with a gruesome showdown at the end of the story. Think of the audiences who briefly made the hyper-gory "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" the nation's hottest movie, only to discover that it had all the wit of a falling brick. And now look...
  • Electrician falls nine stories to his death (Bush 41 Office Building)

    08/13/2003 11:25:53 AM PDT · by wysiwyg · 14 replies · 169+ views
    Houston police and the Secret Service are investigating the death of an electrician who fell nine stories from a Memorial Drive office building where former President Bush keeps an office. Police said  New Caney resident Charles W. Clenden  was laying cable Tuesday night just above the ninth floor, where Bush's office is located. He apparently walked across an air shaft covered by sheetrock and plywood, and it gave way. He plunged to the ground floor but wasn't found until sometime later by a security officer making his rounds. By the time an ambulance and police arrived shortly after midnight, he was...
  • Decent, honorable men can disagree

    02/18/2003 6:34:55 AM PST · by FairWitness · 39 replies · 321+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 2-18-03 | Walt Harrington
    <p>The Presidents Bush and Bush are tough for me even to think about. The men have confounded my hard-earned biases about who is deserving of respect in America. They also have made me abandon the easy and shallow belief that politicians I disagree with must always be bad people at heart. I was reminded of this recently when New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote a piece quoting a 1986 Washington Post Magazine profile I wrote on then-Vice President George H.W. Bush. While trolling for bluefish in Bush's famous Cigarette boat off the coast of Maine, I engaged him and his then-obscure son George W. in a debate about the power of social class -- the money, education and influence awarded to people through the accident of birth.</p>
  • Dealing with Iraq On the brink of war

    01/30/2003 11:15:43 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 8 replies · 250+ views
    From The Economist print edition ^ | Jan 30th 2003 | From The Economist print edition
    Better together. If necessary, alone THOSE who are forgivably desperate to avert a war try to tell it differently. But the harsh fact to digest this week is that Saddam Hussein has not complied with Resolution 1441, the sombre “final opportunity” offered in November by the Security Council before, it said, he would face “serious consequences” for being in breach of umpteen previous sombre resolutions telling him to give up, and stop seeking, weapons of mass destruction (WMD). On Monday Hans Blix, the UN's chief weapons inspector, told the Security Council that Iraq had not complied; and on Tuesday George...
  • THE CLINTONS--AMERICA'S BIGGEST BLUNDER / Hear Bush41 Warn Us--October 19, 1992

    01/26/2003 2:04:03 PM PST · by Mia T · 26 replies · 4,772+ views
    1-26-03 | Mia T
    THE CLINTONS--AMERICA'S BIGGEST BLUNDER Hear Bush41 Warn Us--October 19, 1992* hear *Thanx to Cloud William for text and audio   LEHRER: President Bush, your closing statement, sir. PRESIDENT BUSH: Three weeks from now--two weeks from tomorrow, America goes to the polls and you're going to have to decide who you want to lead this country ... On foreign affairs, some think it's irrelevant. I believe it's not. We're living in an interconnected world...And if a crisis comes up, ask who has the judgment and the experience and, yes, the character to make the right decision? And, lastly, the other...
  • G.O.P. Is Seen Ahead by Nose in House Races

    09/26/2002 6:59:50 PM PDT · by GeneD · 19 replies · 268+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/26/02 (for editions of 9/27/02) | Adam Clymer (!)
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 — With six weeks to go, Republicans appear to hold a slight edge in this year's fight for control of the House, according to interviews with politicians and analysts around the country and examinations of local polls. Republicans have about 10 more seats safely in their hands than the Democrats do. So even if they won fewer than half of the approximately 40 races that are truly competitive, they could still keep control of the House. That unusually small number of competitive districts means that the Democrats have fewer opportunities to achieve the net gain of seven...