11.14.2008

Bushisms, what Bushisms?

Some of you might remember the 15 minutes of fame grabbed by the lawyers who run the right-wing Web site, Powerlineblog.com. The story they broke made them the darlings of the far right.

An astute observer there discovered the superscript type in a document and derailed CBS’ and Dan Rather’s attempts at getting to the truth behind George W. Bush’s National Guard record.

At Powerline Blog (LINK), which lists as favorite sources Michelle Malkin, Town Hall, The Weekly Standard, American Spectator and Commentary, one of the three contributors said something this week that was at once incomprehensible and hilarious.

John Hinderaker has earned a nomination for DemWit’s “Dimwit of the Year” award. Pegging his post on what some cable news folks called Barack Obama’s “First Gaffe” – talk of Nancy Reagan and séances for which the president-elect apologized – Hinderaker wrote:

“Obama thinks he is a good talker, but he is often undisciplined when he speaks. He needs to understand that as president, his words will be scrutinized and will have impact whether he intends it or not. In this regard, President Bush is an excellent model; Obama should take a lesson from his example. Bush never gets sloppy when he is speaking publicly. He chooses his words with care and precision, which is why his style sometimes seems halting. In the eight years he has been president, it is remarkable how few gaffes or verbal blunders he has committed. If Obama doesn't raise his standards, he will exceed Bush's total before he is inaugurated.”

Close your mouth, dear reader!

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Leave your own nomination for “Dimwit of the Year” in the comments zone. A winner and two runners-up will be announced at year’s end.

7 comments:

Frodo Bankruptus said...

Despite every valid reason for accepting George W. Bush by acclamation, it is within the true spirit of this endeavor to recognize the ultimate DimWit of the Year, Henry W. "Hank" Paulson, the "final" Secretary of the Treasury in the Bush Administration. Paulson has proved that not every "deal-maker" can automatically become a "leader." After a hugely successgul career in Investment Banking, he entered government service and promptly exacerbated the worldwide economic collapse by refusing to salvage Lehman Brothers. Immediately thereafter, every package of loans, including the "toxic" ones, lost value.
Thereafter, Paulson came up with his own plan to "bail-out" Wall Street. In it, he appointed himself as the Ultimate Authority, and exempted his decisions from Judicial Review. After all was said and done, and the entire American electorate threatened with an imminent demise of capitalism, Paulson got his bail-out plan, albeit somewhat revised.
Within two weeks, he announces that he is directing at least half of the $700B to meet other aspects of the fiscal crisis.
The result, at this moment, is that there is absolutely not a single living, breathing person who has any idea what this monkey is doing? Including him.
The accumulated wealth of the most powerful nation in the History of Mankind rests on the shoulders of the penultimate Dimwit.

Phillip Hill said...

Whoa! Is this real?!? You could switch Bush with Obama and it would make much more sense. I knew people would start lying to make him seem like a great president. I have already heard, "How do you think he stayed in the white house for 8 years?" To that, I have plenty to say but at this point, I would rather lower my blood pressure than fight with an idiot.

B.J. said...

Yes, Phil, this one's for real. Good one, Frodo!

Please do NOT nominate George W. Bush as he will be permanently inducted into DemWit's "Dimwit Hall of Fame." Thanks! BJ

airth10 said...

I nominate Phil Graham, McCain's once chief economic advisor for saying that America was fine economically and that America was just a nation of winers.

Sarah Palin has to be inducted in the Hall of Dimwits just for being, no question about it. She can stand there next to Dan Quayle.

B.J. said...

Early in the Democratic Primary I did not trust one candidate because he was worth $54 million, yet was running ads in South Carolina essentially saying “I’m poor folks like you.” I never got a sense of genuineness from him. Then, he had to go and parade his sick wife before the cameras. I really must throw in a nomination for John Edwards, who turned out to be a real scoundrel. BJ

Anonymous said...

I have to say the way seems very clear to me. While one can complicate the matter greatly, Sarah Palin should win simply by virtue of her enormous stupidity without even realizing it yet. And she never will. And she never has to. She has taken down a party and facilitated Obama's election from her own grounds! And, even when the Republican Party put the lid on this monster of a situation, she continues to blather about Alaska and God and Doors she will Push through. Does she not remember Dan Quayle? I would like to see them run together--the small enclave of supporters who deserve to share her award would never even know how stupid they actually are.

I knew I might not ever be back to the vision of the USA of my youth, but I never dreamed I was going to see Right Wingers who thought Saturday Night Live was Gospel.

E said...

That last one was me, Eowyn of the One Chicken.