Thursday, September 22, 2005

Republicans to World: We think he sucks, too

From that sneaky little shit, Niedermayer Novak:

Bashing Bush in Aspen

For two full days, George W. Bush was bashed. He was taken to task on his handling of stem cell research, population control, the Iraq war and, especially, Hurricane Katrina. The critics were no left-wing bloggers. They were rich, mainly Republican and presumably Bush voters in the last two presidential elections.

The Bush-bashing occurred last weekend at the annual Aspen conference sponsored by the New York investment firm Forstmann Little & Co. Over 200 invited guests, mostly prestigious, arrived Thursday night (many by private aircraft) and stayed until Sunday morning for more than golf, hikes and gourmet meals. They faithfully attended the discussions presided over by PBS's Charlie Rose on such serious subjects as "global poverty and human rights" and "the 'new' world economy." The connecting link was hostility to President Bush.

"All discussions are off the record," admonished the conference's printed schedule.

Consequently, I will refrain from specifically quoting panelists and audience members. But the admonition says nothing about personal conversations outside the sessions. Nor do I feel inhibited in quoting myself. Even if I am violating the spirit of secrecy rules, revealing criticism of Bush by this elite group, and the paucity of defense for him, is valuable in reflecting the president's parlous political condition.
Poor dears; It's so hard being a Republican these days. No truth to the rumor that they all volunteered to return their obscene windfalls of recent years.

And a question for the editors at Is having the Douchebag of Liberty articulate his thinking about "secrecy rules" some sort of inside joke?


Blogger bluememe said...

And another thing I'd sure like to know:

What did these learned captains of industry think they were getting as of November of 2004 that they aren't getting now? What is the stunning new product defect that has them sifting through their pockets for the receipt so that they can return their purchase?

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