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Almost feel pity for his incompetence

2008-06-11 21:39:19.598033+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Wow, not only did Scott McClellan have a change of heart, apparently so did George W. Bush:

... "I think that in retrospect I could have used a different tone, a different rhetoric."

Phrases such as "bring them on" or "dead or alive", he said, "indicated to people that I was, you know, not a man of peace".

And "man, like, you know, phrases such as 'Mission Accomplished' indicated to people that, like, I was so stoned out of reality that I didn't know what the f*ck was going on, dude", he did not continue.

It's kinda like when you're working with a developmentally disabled person, and you can tell that somewhere down in there they know that they're not capable of doing what they want to, and it's so frustrating to them. Except that usually it's more something like expressing to you that they really want apple sauce for lunch, rather than wanting to immantentize the eschaton and bring on Armageddon.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-12 15:36:20.590918+00 by: ebradway [edit history]

At first I was scratching my head over W's apparent change of heart. Then I looked at the trends in his administration. The Bush Administration has been marked by a series of extreme positions and policies (not to mention, actions). When these positions proved too extreme, someone from the administration was selected to "fall on their sword" to protect W or even make him look a little better (W doesn't support torture, it was Gonzalez who created that policy)...

So, now the goal is to help get McCain elected - and W is being asked to fall on his sword. The way he's doing it:

I made mistakes - but what do you expect when you elect a President who lacks National Security and Foreign Policy experience.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-12 17:17:58.305884+00 by: JT

I don't think you should feel pity for the man for being incompetent... it'd be more prudent to feel pity towards those who elected an incompetent man as their leader.