Sunday, October 22, 2006

Say Anything

It was the title of a better-than-average 1989 adolescent movie. It is also the modus operandi of dramatically worse-than-average adolescent president. Via Think Progress:
During an interview today on ABC’s This Week, President Bush tried to distance himself from what has been his core strategy in Iraq for the last three years. George Stephanopoulos asked about James Baker’s plan to develop a strategy for Iraq that is “between ’stay the course’ and ‘cut and run.’”

Bush responded, ‘We’ve never been stay the course, George!’

ThinkProgress lists five direct Bush quotes to the contrary. I think you could find fifty if you wanted to. I talked at length about the phenomenon here.

Jon Stewart will play t-ball with this set-up. Olbermann will surely call him on it. But will anyone else point out this whopper?

Update: This clip from YouTube is devastating.

Updater: Yup, Olbermann opened the show with a similar clip, and a bit of wry snark, pointing out that the Administration had apparently forgotten that Ampex invented videotape back in the 1950s.


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