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Monday, August 21, 2006

If there's anything worse ...

... than being awakened by Dubya whining and threatening on the radio, I can't think of it right now.

The very first thing I heard when my radio clicked on at 7 am was an NPR announcer saying that the prez was going to be speaking momentarily. Being a smart magpie, even when half awake, I immediately turned the radio off and went back to sleep. Unfortunately, I'm not a really smart magpie, and I forgot that the radio would be turning itself back on at 7:30. Which it did.

Dubya had finished his little speech by then and was taking questions from the press. Pretty much every answer involved a reminder of the danger that terrorists pose, and how the prez will protect the country by staying the course in Iraq, unlike the Democrats who don't understand what's going on and who are willing to cut and run. And when Dubya wasn't saying talking about Iraq, he was reminding us about how tax cuts have built a strong economy, and how the Democrats just want to raise everyone's taxes. Pretty much a standard performance from Karl Rove's playbook, although the prez was rather petulant even by his own whiny standards

But what really sticks in my mind was how Dubya answered a question about Iraq by quoting a general who he didn't name. According to that general, said the prez, if the US pulled out of Iraq, the terrorists would be showing up in the US.

Better start checking under your beds to make sure Osama isn't lurking under there.

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