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A Child Shall Lead Them

Posted by Rick · September 30th, 2003 · 8 Comments

Presidential Pout #1

When you see a picture like this and read the words that go along with it, you realize what a masterful manipulator the President is.

I mean, seriously, how many times do we watch the cute little first- or second-grader encountering the real world and yet we never cease to be inwardly pleased at the picture it creates? How can we doubt the sincerity of such a child? And if the child is misguided, or lying, or wrong, how can we refuse to forgive when we see that sweet little pouty face?

“Leaks of classified information are bad things.” – President George Waaaaah Bush, responding to the slowly-awakening Press Dragon as it finally notices he is not above physically destroying those who oppose him.

Someone in the President’s small group of Protectors said of Joseph Wilson, “That b#st#rd criticized the President! He made him look like the liar he is a liar! Well, how about this! Let’s just see how he likes having his wife killed!”

Presidential Pout #2

And the denials—just as they did over reports that the President had lied about weapons of mass destruction; just as they did over repeated complaints that the President has exploited the now-infamous 9/11 attacks for his own gain; just as they did when the President was rewriting history by saying “we gave [Saddam Hussein] a chance to allow inspectors in, and he wouldn’t let them in”, but then those inspectors who weren’t in, had to be evacuated so we could start bombing; just as they did after the President and his men repeatedly (and falsely) argued that there was a connection between Iraq and Al Queda, only to backtrack on that later; just as they did over the disclosure of how nearly All The President’s Friends (Halliburton, Bechtel and Worldcom, to name a few) were enriched by being given the no-bid spoils of a country annexed just for them; just as they did over the lies about Iraq attempting to buy uranium from Africa which, when exposed by Wilson as lies, resulted in this attempted murder by someone within the administration—are flying thick and heavy.

We believe you, Mister President. When you put on that cute pouty face and remind us that “Leaks of classified information are bad things,” how could we doubt you? The mere fact that no one wears that face in real life—although we confess we often see it in sit-coms and on young children in grocery stores after something the little tykes dislike occurs—has us convinced you couldn’t possibly be lying. At least not this time.

I mean, after all, if the American people really believed you were not above having your critics killed, some of them might actually start to question some of the other lies you’ve told.

And then we’d all have to wear pouty faces.

Categories: The Man Who Would Be President


8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve Malm // Oct 1, 2003 at 7:48 am

    I resent your description of our president as having a pouty face. Angela Joilee has a pouty face, and I cannot bear the thought of this village idiot in her catgegory. I believe Bush’s expressions are far more prunelike, factually, and that they arise form the wellsprings of ignorance itself — or indigestion.

    Perhaps we could describe it as the “face that launched a thousand slips.” To wit: In an amazing departure from reality, President Bush explained in a press conference on the 14th that “we gave [Saddam Hussein] a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn’t let them in. And, therefore, after a reasonable request, we decided to remove him from power . . . ” Inspectors were, of course, on the ground in Iraq for over three months, until they were pulled out because the U.S. was going to war. (White House, July 14)

  • 2 Bob // Oct 1, 2003 at 9:48 am

    Along these same lines but in our own state, Arnold is being accused of similiar crimes, that of being a only a mouthpiece and controlled by power brokers.

    From CNN.com ……..
    In the CNN interview, Huffington said the actor was a captive of a group of advisers allied with former Gov. Pete Wilson, who are “using Schwarzenegger to get back in control of the state.”

    “Arnold Schwarzenegger is a charming man. He’s a nice man. But really, he has no idea how to run a state, and he’s going to be run by the very forces that basically have destroyed so much of California,” she said.

    “He entered the race saying he’s going to be an independent and surrounded himself with Pete Wilson operatives. He entered the race saying he’s going to take no special interest money and has taken millions from developers, from agribusiness.”

    Huffington said she has a sense of “deja vu” about the race, recalling the 2000 presidential election in which President Bush called himself a compassionate conservative.

    Independent candidate Arianna Huffington announced that she is dropping out of the race and will campaign against the recall.
    “And then we woke up with the nightmare of a warmonger who took a $500 billion surplus and turned it into a $500 billion deficit, [with] millions of jobs lost,” she said. “If we elect Schwarzenegger, we are going to wake up to the same nightmare.”

    Complete Article:

  • 3 Bob // Oct 1, 2003 at 10:48 am

    This stuff makes me sick …..


  • 4 Bob // Oct 1, 2003 at 11:44 am

    This is as scary as the President’s ‘leak’ , especially so recently after the White House ‘outed’ a real CIA officer.

    Is this really how we get the best and brightest?


  • 5 Bob // Oct 1, 2003 at 2:36 pm

    Check this out….


  • 6 Rick // Oct 1, 2003 at 5:37 pm

    Unfortunately, I cannot get to the Washington Post website. My firewall protects me from spy cookies and the WP apparently insists on adding one. Since my firewall is rejecting it, I keep getting an error page.

    If there’s an alternate link to a REPUTABLE source, I’ll be happy to view it. (I mean, heck, if we’re going to read the Washington Post here, we might as well read the Enquirer. ;))

    In fairness, I do read the Post sometimes for entertainment value. I just don’t do it from a computer that has personal information on it.


  • 7 Nat Dawson // Apr 24, 2004 at 11:05 am


    Faced with their party’s disastrous selection
    of “The Poodle” kerry as their nominee, the
    Liberals resort to the familiar canards about
    our President in their desparation not to face
    the abominable choice their party has made.

    The terminal bore kerry is such a two-faced
    fraud he cannot win by exciting the electorate.
    No, the Liberals only strategy is to selfishly
    try and tear down the one man who is standing
    between us and cataclysmic disaster in the form
    of the insane fanaticism of bin Laden et al.

    A kerry administration would quickly capitulate.
    How would you Liberal frauds look wearing
    burkas? If they let you live that is.

    George W Bush is the only sane and rational
    choice in these times. God Bless America and God
    Bless two-term President George W Bush.

    PS Why is kerry called a “poodle”. Well, he
    speaks French. He looks like a poodle. And he’s
    the pampered property of a rich woman. I’ll bet
    Theresa puts a rhinestone collar on him and
    walks him around at night.


  • 8 Rick // Apr 24, 2004 at 11:38 am


    Thank you for your insightful, intelligent and well-written contribution to the discussion.

    I am certain that no other Republican spokesperson could have done a better job.

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