Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Bush Screws Up Everyone's Night, and His Presidency

I think this speech is going to go down as a watershed moment for this Presidency...

The moment when even his casual base* looked at him and said:

"What is he talking about?"

"Is he serious? National Guard to defend against Mexico?"

"Anything about WMD from Tijuana?"

"Come on, you are really messing up the TiVo for my season finales."

He took a bad plan, and took it public in a big way. And I don't think it fooled anyone.

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* By "casual base" I mean those who reflexively support the President, put magnets on the cars, etc, but don't pay close attention to everything. He unmasked himself to those people last night, and I think he is going to pay. Hopefully the Congressional Republicans pay right along with him.

4 comments:

S.W. Anderson said...

Bush's lame plan isn't about defending against Mexico, just Mexicans coming this way. It's even more inadequate than the troop levels in Iraq. But like Iraq, it will be wildly inefficient and marginally effective, temporarily.

Also like Iraq, Bush's border security plan will be outrageously expensive. Count on it. (More at Oh!pinion)

S.W. Anderson said...

Bush's lame plan isn't about defending against Mexico, just Mexicans coming this way. It's even more inadequate than the troop levels in Iraq. But like Iraq, it will be wildly inefficient and marginally effective, temporarily.

Also like Iraq, Bush's border security plan will be outrageously expensive. Count on it. (More at Oh!pinion)

S.W. Anderson said...

OK, what's going on? The word verification thingie wanted to go around again, saying it couldn't publish my comment without entering the word. So, I entered yet another word and BAM! Duplicate comments.

Sorry, but I think Blogger hiccupped.

Mike said...

Blogger hiccup? Good god man, you can't be serious!

I haven't had a problem loading my posts in . . . oh, at least 5 days.