Live-Blogging Bush In Chicago (Kind Of)

Currently watching George Bush’s press conference as he spends some time here in our fair city and my first observation is, goddamn, the contempt this man holds for the free press is palpable. You can see the arrogance with which he peforms this task and you can see the disgust he has when asked questions that don’t fall in line with his worldview. Make no mistake, though, it’s hard work. How do I know this? He’s said it about three or four times already. North Korea, Iraq, high gas prices, you name it, it’s hard work. Let me tell you something: after watching this man for an hour, I like him even less.

Even in Bush’s second term, live press conferences are so few and far between that it feels like a strange and rare chance to observe this man in action. And not having cable and non-stop news channels to feed me his regular lines, I feel like it has been a while since I have seen Bush actually speak. He seemed to be smooth and free of the word jumbles that used to come out of his mouth, and he certainly did not come across as “stupid” like some people have described him. But that arrogance, oh, that condescension that drips from his voice when he speaks at the reporters, and by extension the viewers at home, is something that I find remarkably hard to stomach.

As one of the most unpopular presidents in all of American history, George Bush has managed to achieve unprecedented power under the guise of an endless, undefined war. What I truly wonder is how the Loyalists who have backed this power grab will feel if a Democrat takes the presidency in 2008 and continues what Bush has started. I think I know the answer to that one.

8 Comments so far

  1. zed (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 4:12 pm

    Oh but he looked so “fun” on Larry King last night! Oh wait that was staged!

  2. Dick Cheney (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 6:46 am

    You are a liberal airhead.

  3. ComradePeace (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 1:50 pm

    Bush started a war for oil to make Halliburton rich. All liberals and progressives should rally to the sword of the worker. Why doesn’t George Bush hold a conference with the “terrorists”? Through diplomacy we could solve all the problems in the world (except the Right-Wing hate machine). Liberalism is socialism and that’s a good thing. We’re are all born equal so why shouldn’t we all live equally. Right-wingers are greedy – even if they do produce better results, it’s much easier to coast through life with free handouts. George Bush is a war criminal.

  4. Danny Doom (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 2:25 pm

    Please, enlighten us on the “better results” that the right-wingers have produced, comrade. Your generalizations lead me to believe that you don’t have an answer, so instead it’s “all liberals are commies.”

    Sounds like you went to the school of Coulter.

  5. ComradePeace (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 3:28 pm


    Definitely didn’t come from the school of Coulter – she’s a greedy capitalist. She wants to turn the US into a theocracy – it’s pretty obvious.

    By better results, I’m talking about for the individual. Tax cuts help the economy, affirmative action hurts the people its supposed to help, etc. I’m not interested in advancing individuals. We need to look at society as a whole. This will probably get me on the neo-con list of thought criminals, but we need to get rid of our borders, culture and language. We are all citizens of the world and we need to start acting like it.

    Some people need to sacrifice their individuality in order to help create world peace. We need to join together with others; Islamists, Koreans, illegal immigrants, maybe even war-mongerering, homophobic, sexist, racist right-wing extremists – in order to have world peace.

    Cindy Sheehan for Senate in California.

  6. Danny Doom (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

    Tell us about the civil war in Iraq, B–, I mean, “Comrade.”

  7. ComradePeace (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 6:25 pm

    Double D’s-

    I’ll wait until that thread has been started. In the meantime, ponder over this…

    Where are the WMD’s? Where is Bin Laden? Did a plane really crash into the Pentagon???

  8. Danny Doom (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 7:58 pm

    all of these names you hide behind…

    Bye bye Shep!

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