||[Jan. 16th, 2001|11:54 am]
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:Read |
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.
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.
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.
2001-01-17 10:17 am (UTC)
Re: Running for president just to be president?
To be honest, I'm rather liberal, but I would have voted for John McCain in a heartbeat. Although his stand on many issues was identical to Bush's, his views were based on convictions, whereas Dubya's seem to be based solely on the party line. He doesn't seem to believe anything, except that those who do not believe as he does have no place or rights in America.
I am particularly disturbed by his religious intolerance. His Dad was bad enough, but the
fact that Dubya considers Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to be the only valid religions, and the only ones with a right to legal recognition, scares the shit out of me.