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Bush: revealing my crimes hurts the victims

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Steve at C&L found the tastiest quote in Bush's presser:

“I also want to say something to the U.S. attorneys who reside. I appreciate your service to the country. And while I strongly support the Attorney General’s decision and am confident he acted appropriately, I regret these resignations turned into such a public spectacle....

“I’m sorry this, frankly, has bubbled to the surface the way it has, for the U.S. attorneys involved. I really am. These are — I put them in there in the first place; they’re decent people. They serve at our pleasure. And yet, now they’re being held up into the scrutiny of all this, and it’s just — what I said in my comments, I meant about them. I appreciated their service, and I’m sorry that the situation has gotten to where it’s got. But that’s Washington, D.C. for you. You know, there’s a lot of politics in this town.”

This is like Jeffrey Dahmer saying "I'm really sorry my victims had their uneaten body parts dragged through the media like this. They were served at my pleasure. I appreciated their nutritional value, and we'd have all been better off without this scrutiny. But that's the kind of town Milwaukee is, with all its crime and punishment."

Update:

My son made a great point about the Bush quote. With most of Dubya's BS-ing, you can sort-of, kind-of believe he thinks — or rather imagines — he's telling the truth. This contorted spinning couldn't possibly fool even him.

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Submitted by Jakebnto on

Bush's ability to rationalize ANYTHING is his most reliable talent. As assets go, it comes second only to his name.

Bush has lied to himself firstest and mostest for all of his life. In this time of stress, I am sure that he relies even more than usual upon this ability to convince himself of anything, and certainly the justice and reasonableness of his position.

When his history is written, GW's lies to himself will be the centerpiece of the story.

Jake

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Submitted by vastleft on

Up 'til now, I think it's been exactly as you say.

But now he's going into a post-modern phase.

The clip on "The Daily Show" last night was a case-in-point. He caught himself leaving out the word-of-the-day, which was "reasonable," then he backed up and restated the line with "reasonable" inserted.

He's a wounded animal now, so we could be in for some very different behavior if the Democrat party earns back its "ic" and corners him.

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Submitted by Jakebnto on

was that somehow we the people had become another Korea, or Iran, or Hamas - we are now part and parcel of the Axis of Evil.

So you right in this very important respect - he has disconnected himself from the bulk of the people in the US, and now views that bulk as just another enemy. These last 22 months are going to be awful. I truly believe the best we can hope for is a total stalemate where nothing gets done, because anything that get's done is likely to not be in we the people's interests.

Jake

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Submitted by vastleft on

Indeed, anyone who doesn't think gridlock is a huge upgrade hasn't been paying attention.

Which isn't to say I'm not rooting for some real progressive action and twin impeachments, but just slowing these guys down to a halt is in our vital national interests, and may as you say be the best we can hope for.

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