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Monday, May 15, 2006

Grasping at Straws

Will Bush’s plander* to send “thousands” of Guard troops to the Mexican border supplant mismanaged war, a still supremely fucked Gulf Coast, Stasi-like domestic spying, and mind-boggling national debt in America’s consciousness?

I’ll give the guy credit for trying, but surely no one except the most obstinate dead-enders and Bush loyalists will allow themselves to be so easily distracted...


* Plander (n.) A political strategy catering to the lower tastes and desires/exploiting the weaknesses of others.

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At 6:29 PM, Blogger Gary said...

"A political strategy catering to the lower tastes and desires/exploiting the weaknesses of others"

Allow me to paraphrase -- "exploiting the stupidness of others"

And by "others" I mean the "base."

 
At 5:32 AM, Blogger CyberCelt said...

I keep wondering why we are worried about the Mexicans and Canadians. They are our neighbors and are not invading our country.

On the other hand, we invaded Iraq and are trying desperately to find a reason to invade Iran.

Can we smell O-I-L?

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger lee said...

Your paraphrase may be more apt, Gary: It’s true that Bush never "misunderestimates" the credulity of his core voters.

And cybercelt: You’re right: Classic sleight-of-hand. The White House/WH press corps can’t tell us what to think, exactly, but they sure do try to tell us what to think about.

 

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