A Shrub Is A Small Bush

George Bush is in Chicago today, presumably to talk about the 183 deaths in the last two days in Iraq, including 11 U.S. soldiers (these numbers are probably not exact, as the counter seems to move quicker than the news can report it).

Or maybe he is here to talk about the corruption scandal involving Jack Abramoff and his many visits to the White House over the past few years?

Or perhaps he is here to discuss the Padilla case and shed some light on his open-ended stay in U.S. custody without being charged?

Here’s a good one: he is here to apologize for the god-awful job he’s done (mis)leading this country over the past 5 years!

What? He isn’t? Permanent tax cuts and cutting the deficit? That’s it? Oh. Never mind.

6 Comments so far

  1. nikkos (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 12:58 pm

    Good coverage in the Sun-Times, btw:


    Oh, and he DID mention Iraq:
    “By highlighting recent economic advances, Bush took an opportunity to turn attention away from the conflict in Iraq.

    ‘By the way, we’re going to win the war,’ he added as an aside.”

    After which, he fired his six-guns in the air and did a little dance.

  2. steven (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 1:15 pm

    Man, his arrogance really pisses me off.

  3. Ben (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 1:17 pm

    I think Bush has done a poor job on immigration and spending. Those are his two biggest faults.

  4. nikkos (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 2:20 pm

    So, when Bush trumpets his economic acheivements and declares “the American economy heads into 2006 with a full head of steam” it’s, being charitable, spin, or, being factual, lies, correct?

  5. Danny Doom (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 3:26 pm

    his two biggest domestic faults, sure. now, as for foreign policy…

    by the way, semi-related, the Reader’s Michael Miner has a nice column this week on that Tribune series defending the war, with an apt summary:
    “the Tribune forgave Bush for erring on the side of belligerence.”

    The Trib can’t admit they’re wrong any more than Bush can.

  6. Viv (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

    The economy IS doing great.

    Jobs data today looked awesome. And the DOW hit the highest point since 2001.

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