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Friday, February 29, 2008

What a shame.

One of the great travesties of the media's portrayal of President Bush is that they so rarely talk about how likeable he is. That's all we ever heard about Bill Clinton. But because Bush 43 tends to be more discreet and act with humility, it's not thrown in our faces on a weekly basis that he is in fact a quite compelling person. If you haven't read or heard anything about the Bob Geldof interview with Bush during his farewell tour to Africa, I suggest that you do. Geldof actually has positive things to say about the President (I know, I fell out of my chair, too) and admits his surprise to finding out the man can be a funny as he is. He also points out that the work Bush has done for Africa greatly exceeds efforts made by his predecessors. Pretty impressive stuff. But you're not hearing that on the news.

And you're probably not hearing about Angelina Jolie's latest report from Iraq. She thinks we should stay there. She thinks our national security depends on it.

Très interessante.


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3 Comments:

Anonymous Laura said...




yBottom line: Bush has always been likeable! He's a Texan hyprocite, they're likeable.
Angelina Jolie is nothing but an actress trying to find "her way" in the world.
The United States invading Iraq was wrong from the beginning. Now there are refugess...that WE have created. That...and that alone is the only reasone why America should pay attention...

Saturday, March 01, 2008

 
Blogger Molly McGee said...




As someone who currently considers herself a "Texan," not all the hypocrites here are likable.

Saying invading Iraq was wrong from the beginning is just not a statement, I don't think, that can be stated as fact. Saying that mistakes were made there from the get go, that's fact. But I have to take Bush's side on this one: only history will tell if the entire war was a mistake.

If 50 years from now we can look back and, with historical evidence, prove that it was all huge mistake, then you can make a statement like that as fact.

And has a war ever not created refugees? The point is, if we run now and never look back, then we'll have a huge problem on our hands.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

 
Blogger Lois E. Lane said...




Ya Laura, what she said.

Monday, March 03, 2008

 

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