Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

December 7, 2003

by J

F'in F'ers and Their F'Ups

God damn, but I can't stand the rank hypocrisy that wafts out of the White House in stenchful, sense-clogging, nausea-inducing plumes of prissy sanctimony. John Kerry told Rolling Stone that Dubya had fucked up the war in Iraq. He said,
Q: Did you feel you were blindsided by Dean's success?

Well, not blindsided. I mean, when I voted for the war, I voted for what I thought was best for the country. Did I expect Howard Dean to go off to the left and say, 'I'm against everything'? Sure. Did I expect George Bush to fuck it up as badly as he did? I don't think anybody did."
Andy Card just about had to be treated with smelling salts expressing his deep disappointment with Senator Kerry's naughty language to Wolf Blitzer today:
CARD: Well, I've known John Kerry for a long time, and I'm very disappointed that he would use that kind of language. That's beneath John Kerry, and I'm disappointed that he did it.

BLITZER: And do you think he should -- what do you think he should do?

CARD: Well, I'm hoping that he's apologizing, at least to himself, because that's not the John Kerry that I know.
And Blitzer, the tough journalist that he is, didn't bother to follow-up asking about Dubya's naughty language. Dems get follow-ups from Blitzer, Republicans just get asked their opinions of what the Democrats should do to make up for offending Republicans. Lord, I loathe the media. Atrios has a brief reminder for all of us of some of Dubya's lovely use of language over the years:
Fuck Saddam. We're taking him out.
-George W. Bush, March 2002, as reported in Time.

You no-good fucking son of a bitch, I will never fucking forget what you wrote.
-George W. Bush, to journalist Al Hunt in front of his 4-year old daugher, 1987.

If the Bushies are making a stink about this, it's incumbent on any journalist who has heard, but not reported, our president saying a naughty word or two to report them for, as they say, "balance."

Of course, let's not forget:

-George W. Bush, 1988, in response to a question about what he and his father are talking about when they're not talking politics.
There's that stench again...
Posted by J at December 7, 2003 09:28 PM

Ask Adam Clymer about Bush's "colorful" use of language.

Posted by: Madden 11 at December 8, 2003 11:00 AM

Recommended Reading:

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LIES by Al Franken
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The Great Unraveling
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The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
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Blinded by the Right
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