Another cheerleader from Texas

August 9, 2011 // 4 Comments

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If Bush fatigue disqualifies Jeb Bush from seeking office, it certainly should disqualify Rick Perry. “Bush on steroids” is putting it mildly. Shallow charisma. Check. Though I doubt most voters would want to have a beer with Perry. [...]

Bush vs. Perry?

July 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Jeb Bush had been adamant about not running in 2012. Now, “You never say never.” Could it have something to do with Rick Perry, who seems likely to seek the GOP nomination? One longtime observer of Lone Star politics described the [...]

George W. Bush speaks in favor of WTC mosque

August 9, 2010 // 3 Comments

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(via Andrew Sullivan, excerpted from a speech delivered on Sept. 17, 2001) America counts millions of Muslims amongst our citizens, and Muslims make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country. Muslims are doctors, lawyers, law professors, [...]

Bush 2012?

July 19, 2010 // 9 Comments

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The GOP field for 2012 is pretty weak. Mitt Romney is as phony as they come, having reversed himself on everything from health care to gay rights. Newt Gingrich, like John Edwards, cheated on his cancer-stricken wife. Tim Pawlenty? Meh. Then [...]


May 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

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Significant ammo for those who think Bush, while in charge and ultimately responsible, was a useful dupe: [Donald Rumsfeld] gave President George Bush secret intelligence briefs headlined with biblical quotations, in a bid to boost his standing with [...]

the bizarro president

January 12, 2009 // 25 Comments

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At his last formal news conference, Bush at one point said: “Don’t tell me the federal response was slow when there was 30,000 people pulled off roofs” not long after the hurricane passed over the Gulf Coast. I guess he still [...]

where’s w?

December 30, 2008 // 3 Comments

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Some conservatives are criticizing Obama for vacationing in Hawaii while the Middle East teeters on the brink of war. But what about the current president? He’s in Crawford on what must be the 1,000th vacation of his presidency. Apparently he [...]

sunday reading

November 9, 2008 // 5 Comments

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Yep, we were biased, writes the Washington Post ombudsman: The Post provided a lot of good campaign coverage, but readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack [...]

comparing mccain to wallace

October 12, 2008 // 9 Comments

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Forget what John Lewis said. John McCain is no racist, but his unfortunate transformation from maverick reformer to Republican hack is somewhat reminiscent of George Wallace’s journey. In 1952 Wallace was elected a circuit court judge in [...]