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Scandals, Corruption, & Lies. Oh My!

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Scandals, Corruption, & Lies. Oh My!
By Scott Shuster
September 16, 2005

It must’ve been a long hot summer for George W. Bush, plagued with so many detrimental events that made his approval ratings plummet. Now that the summer is over, I thought it would be a good time to review and ‘summer-ize’ what happened in the name of neo-conservative governance.

What I found particularly ironic was that each time a scandal broke out and made George & Co. look bad; they got bailed out… by another scandal! No really – when was the last time you heard about the Downing Street Memos? Not since the Valerie Plame/Karl Rove scandal dominated the headlines. And when was the last time you heard about Val & Karl?

So, here’s my summary of the summah…

Social Security Privatization….er….Reform

The summer started out with George going on tour to promote his pet project to make his Wall Street buddies richer and decimate the New Deal. The country didn’t buy it, and his approval ratings plummeted.

Terri Schiavo

A woman in Florida lay helpless in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years, kept alive only by feeding tubes. Her husband did everything he could for her, but finally decided it was time to move on. However, her parents still weren’t ready to let go.

As he tried to ‘pull her plug’ and let her die in peace, a national uproar emerged when the Republicans stepped in to grab the spotlight and ‘save’ Terri Schiavo. Even George W. Bush went out of his way to fly back to Washington ahead of schedule, to sign a bill steamrolled through by the Republican-dominated Congress, to keep Terri Schiavo’s feeding tubes in place. It was their “...culture of life…

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Now that the Pentagon has lowered it's standard(threshold) for use of nuclear weapons, it might be a start to where the next scandal eminates from. Since there are not enough troops to occupy Iran, North Korea, or Venezuela, they can create some bogus justification and begin firing nuclear cruise missiles. All in the name of fighting terrorism, or George's religious beliefs, or whatever the hell Karl Rove decides it is this week.

George Tennet took the fall for the 16 words in the State of the Union address, but it has been reported that he is not willing to accept the blame for the intelligence failure that led us into war. He has hired an attorney and together they wrote a rebutal to the scathing report that blamed him for everything. Will he name names? Expose a closet full of dirty laundry? For a man in George Tennet's possition, there is only one direction to point a finger.

There is another possible scandal that we hold our breath and pray it won't happen: What if the results of Fitzgerald's investigation proves to be a whitewash?

I believe you may be right. Given Judith Miller's signature compliance parroting the White House prior to the invasion of Iraq it seems ironic that all of a sudden during this investigation she "outs" the principle (Scooter Libby), and is released from jail. Couldn't this be a deal with the White House, via Fitzgerald to put "all this behind us," and terminate the investigation? Given that the focus of the public is so short the whole thing goes down the "non-memory" hole?


Bush is in trouble up to his neck and so he is doing "Damage Control" in Louisiana and Old Miss with his many photo ops. Give us a break we aren't as stupid as you are!

Every time he has a "photo op" in the hurricane zone, he diverts or cancels relief efforts completely.

He truly has the fecal touch...everything he touches turns to sh*t!!

I even read that his "speech" last night diverted lots of generators, etc from other areas that truly NEEDED them!

What a schmuck.....the Schmuck of all schmucks!!! has a post that states that Zarqawi has been long DEAD...since BEFORE the occupation of Iraq!!!

If this is indeed true, then this is yet ANOTHER scandal of huge proportions, given the fact that Zarqawi has been named over and over again as the Villain of Iraq...and the "link" to al Qaeda.

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