Watching Bush's Press Conference on North Korea

I'm with Josh Marshall. This press conference is really quite stunning.  He's trying to sound tough by pointing out that Clinton's policies failed, and that, well, so did his?  That's the best he's got?  If you're watching, chime in.

Bush is wearing no clothes, and the press corps is basically asking him 'Aren't you embarrassed that people are laughing at your threats?'

Update: Ok, now Bush is saying we need to find out what Republicans and Democrats knew about the Foley scandal. Come on.

Tags: George W. Bush, North Korea (all tags)

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Re: Watching Bush's Press Conference on North Kore

Yeah, it's always Clinton's fault.  Is it time to impeach bush yet?

by MtnFrost 2006-10-11 07:54AM | 0 recs
Re: Watching Bush's Press Conference on North Kore
Listening to the press conference, he doesn't seem to be adding anything to the monologue that he's used while campaigning. In talking about Warner and Iraq, I truly believe he doesn't understand the difference between tactics and strategy. It's very clear to the average American that re-arranging the chairs (in this case, sadly,  American soldiers) in Iraq is not adjusting the strategy.
He seems pathologically unable to define the mission in Iraq beyond "We will not leave until we succeed. The democrats want to cut and run."  Do they have a secret goal or no goal at all because he hasn't defined the goal beyond the catch phrase level ever and seems stumped that people are asking for one?
Tax cuts; cut and run; "We're listening"; Tera, terra, terra.  Nothing new except "Korea knows where we stand".
by carsick 2006-10-11 08:03AM | 0 recs
Re: Watching Bush's Press Conference on North Kore

The Dishonest Dubya action doll used to be a joke...  but times have changed. Now the doll has a wider variety of pre-programmed responses than the real thing.

by billybob 2006-10-11 08:24AM | 0 recs
He sounds like a big wimp

The typical Republican Warmonger is not going to be happy with this press conference. Bush is trying to have it both ways -be as tough as nails with terrorists in Iraq -and sounding like a great big pussy with North Korea.

......and acting like he'll be helpless to veto a tax increase in the event of a Democratic takeover.

by Cleveland John 2006-10-11 08:31AM | 0 recs
Ok, let's say it's Clinton's fault...

(Even though it clearly isn't), then to paraphrase from the movie "Kingpin",

"These people are pissed off, and will probably  make somebody pay for this, and I think that somebody's going to have to be you!"

by JohnGor0 2006-10-11 09:06AM | 0 recs
Re: Watching Bush's Press Conference on North Kore

How many revolutions around the rim of the toilet bowl can this administration take before it finally, finally flushes?

by Bruce Godfrey 2006-10-11 09:37AM | 0 recs

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