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Disturbing [Jan. 16th, 2001|11:54 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Read this interview with Dubya. Even ignoring how poorly he speaks (most disturbingly, starting the majority of his sentences with the word "And"), read how arrogant he his about his new position:

Tom Brokaw: And some forms of — birth control even. What if he appoints a Solicitor General who will make the case of the government before the U.S. Supreme Court who shares his feelings, would that make you unhappy?
George W. Bush: But you understand who’s the president? He understands who — who’s going to occupy the chair in the Oval Office. John’s a team player when it comes to that.

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Tom Brokaw: President Clinton is going out of office with an approval rate of 64 percent, higher than Ronald Reagan or any other outgoing president in modern memory. That says the country likes what he’s been doing.
George W. Bush: Well, maybe so, but he’s not going to be the president on January 20. I am.
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[User Picture]From: peekaboo
2001-01-16 12:11 pm (UTC)
i have never been so happy to be canadian.
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[User Picture]From: marcoo
2001-01-16 12:11 pm (UTC)
fucking scary
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[User Picture]From: detritus
2001-01-16 12:12 pm (UTC)
The SNL paradies of him are so right on it hurts.

That may be the only good thing about him being elected (barely).
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[User Picture]From: petfish
2001-01-16 12:13 pm (UTC)
I'd like to note, for the record, that I am in no way responsible for that loon being in office.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2001-01-16 12:20 pm (UTC)
Nor me! (Although I don't think you needed to be told that, given that I'm both under the voting age and in completely the wrong country.)
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[User Picture]From: 00goddess
2001-01-16 12:22 pm (UTC)
What has always made me uncomfortable about him, is that he seeks power for power's sake. This arrogance is only a symptom of that.

He didn't run for president to make things happen, or to do good in the world. He ran for president to be president. That is really frightening.

00goddess
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[User Picture]From: jimmiebeeee
2001-01-17 12:17 am (UTC)

Running for president just to be president?

Now there's a novel concept.

My impression of Bush during the campaign was he didn't seem sure he wanted to be president.

Pundits complained that Clinton didn't care about his country and was in it for the power. They complained that Gore demanded all those recounts and filed all those court appeals because his lifelong goal was to be president and, by God, he wasn't going to let them steal it.

(If Bush had been in Gore's shoes, Rush Limbaugh and his right-wing cohorts would be the ones crying election theft.)

It's fun to read the "end-of-the-world" gloom from liberals about Bush. They said the same about Daddy Bush, about Reagan, about Nixon and probably about Eisenhower.
Of course I may soon regret W. taking office.

We've got four years to plot our revenge.
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[User Picture]From: edmcbride
2001-01-16 12:23 pm (UTC)
Oh Canada!!

phew i'm glad i live up in the great white north!
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From: evan
2001-01-16 12:25 pm (UTC)
God, we don't even need Doonsbury anymore to laugh at these people...
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[User Picture]From: klayzen
2001-01-16 06:00 pm (UTC)
by now i'm hoping they see doonesbury and laugh at themselves. but i doubt it
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[User Picture]From: tully_monster
2001-01-16 01:00 pm (UTC)
This morning I heard on NPR that his daddy said that Dubya would "restore dignity to the White House." I snorted orange juice all over the table. I had no idea George Senior had such a dry sense of humor!
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From: sheehan
2001-01-16 01:08 pm (UTC)

scary

the scariest thing is that they have both houses of congress, the executive branch, and some would say the judicial branch...

where be the balances? :)

--scott
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[User Picture]From: gorgonous
2001-01-16 01:14 pm (UTC)
I find it rather disturbing that half the American populus actually voted for that guy. He outwardly supports things such as drilling for oil in wildlife refuges and seems to get a kick out of frying people in the electric chair.

But only time will tell.. I doubt he'll change any, in fact he'll probably just get worse and plunge parts of our government into turmoil, but he's not president yet. And he hasn't done antying terribly wrong. Or atleast he hasn't had the chance.

If I was Gore I'd be really pissed. More citizens voted for him than Bush, but he still won. He just won by electoral vote. Pshaw.
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[User Picture]From: chiclet
2001-01-16 05:58 pm (UTC)
We don't even know if he won by electoral vote. They were recounting votes in Florida and it was swinging to Gore, but the Supreme Court halted all that and declared Bush the president.

So he won by decree, by appointment.

We live in a corporate government. Board of Directors (supreme court) appoint CEO (president), CEO appoints Board of Directors. Scary shit.
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[User Picture]From: orangecone
2001-01-16 01:24 pm (UTC)
I remember, "Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool," coming from Clinton advisor Paul Begala speaking about Executive Orders - Clinton's favorite tool to get around Congress.

Not defending Bush. Just showing you the arrogance is on both sides. It always has. Always will.
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From: (Anonymous)
2001-01-16 01:45 pm (UTC)
Well if both are arrogant, at least Bush can keep his cock in pants! =)
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[User Picture]From: skeets
2001-01-16 02:40 pm (UTC)

LOL

I showed that article to my friend who immigrated to the US from Bosnia when he was young... this is what he said after 48 hours without sleep:

"he is SO inarticulate! he's like when i just learned how to speak english"

"he sounds like elmer fudd or something"

I think that says it all. ::rotfl::
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-01-16 02:56 pm (UTC)
Thank god for the separation of powers. :-)
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[User Picture]From: pangaea
2001-01-16 06:16 pm (UTC)

Ugh.

I have had ENOUGH of power hungry presidents! Isn't one enough? What is this deluge of idiots in public office everywhere.

Yours sounds exactly like ours when he was elected and look at what's happening now. We are in such deep shit. It's all his.
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[User Picture]From: darksoul
2001-01-16 06:49 pm (UTC)
One more excuse for me to move to Liechtenstien...the country is smaller than my home town, is more peaceful than the Swiss, and no one knows where it is on a map. I say we all move to Europe for the interim until the anarchy caused by wee little winky, Mr. George "Dubya", dies down. If the nation doesn't tear itself apart from the inside because of him, then some intelligent nation like Russia or China will take the opportunity to sweep in and take us over during the chaos. Or maybe even, *gasp* those crafty canadians. At least their country is sane. we can't even decide on a damned president.

And to think, it used to be considered bad taste not to be proud to be an american...some days i wish i was born armenian...

~Raven Drache
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