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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: Stupid Reality

“President Bush, noting that lots of people want to talk to the president and ‘it's also important for me to go on with my life,’ on Saturday defended his decision not to meet with the grieving mom of a soldier killed in Iraq.”
-Cox News Service, August 14, 2005

“Yep. He needs to just get on with HIS life. Why do people insist on bring up those people who have died in the name of his grubby little war? Why do some of the parents of the dead soldiers insist on asking these impertinent questions? Don’t they know he’s the President? Whenever Bush hears about things like this he just thinks back to what his mother taught him..”

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"
-Barbara Bush, on Good Morning America, March 18, 2003

“And it isn’t like Mr. Bush doesn’t understand sacrifice and hard work.”

“When you ride hard on a mountain bike, sometimes you fall. Otherwise you're not riding hard.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, July 7, 2005

“And he understands what we’re fighting for..”

“It is hard work. It is hard work to go from a tyranny to a democracy. It's hard work to go from a place where people get their hands cut off, or executed, to a place where people are free.
But it's necessary work. And a free Iraq is going to make this world a more peaceful place.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, September 30, 2004

“The Bush administration is significantly lowering expectations of what can be achieved in Iraq, recognizing that the United States will have to settle for far less progress than originally envisioned during the transition due to end in four months, according to U.S. officials in Washington and Baghdad.
The United States no longer expects to see a model new democracy, a self-supporting oil industry or a society where the majority of people are free from serious security or economic challenges, U.S. officials say.
‘What we expected to achieve was never realistic, given the timetable or what unfolded on the ground,’ said a senior official involved in policy since the 2003 invasion. ‘We are in a process of absorbing the factors of the situation we're in and shedding the unreality that dominated at the beginning.’”
-Seattle Times, August 15, 2005

“You see, it wasn’t like it was a realistic goal. It was a campaign promise, and no one expects you to live up to those.”

“Now I have to face stupid reality!”
-Homer Simpson

“It's important for people to know that I'm the president of everybody.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, January 14, 2005


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