Wednesday, November 08, 2006

One Last Thing...

If Bill Clinton Ronald Reagan was the "Teflon President" because nothing seemed to stick to him, then it looks like George W. is going to go down in history as the "Astroglide President": always trying to slip and slide his way out of tight holes.

Case in point, from the official White House transcript of his "Don Rumsfeld now has cooties" press conference this afternoon and questions on changing direction in Iraq:

My point is, is that while we have been adjusting, we will continue to adjust to achieve the objective. And I believe that's what the American people want. Somehow it seeped in their conscious that my attitude was just simply "stay the course." "Stay the course" means, let's get the job done, but it doesn't mean staying stuck on a strategy or tactics that may not be working. So perhaps I need to do a better job of explaining that we're constantly adjusting. And so there's fresh perspective -- so what the American people hear today is we're constantly looking for fresh perspective."

So what was all that "Stay the course" malarkey between 2003 and September 2006 (the link gives great examples)? Examples of botched jokes a la Senator Kerry?

Damn George, you are more slippery than the underside of Mark Foley's keyboard tray.

8 comments:

Jim said...

According to our fearless leader, "Truman started the Cold War..." Who knew?

What is it they say about people getting the "gooverment" they deserve?

weasel said...

Well to be fair to the Idiot-in-Chief, there is fairly universal consensus that the expounding of the 1947 Truman Doctrine (designed to prevent Soviet expansion of their sphere of influence from the Balkans into Greece and Turkey) by the man from Missouri makes as good a marker as any for the start of the Cold War. Whether you can say he "started" it or was just in at the creation is another matter entirely.

But this doesn't detract from the theory of power an old boss of mine held: "A students are managed by B students in companies owned by C students". Much the same could be said of the structure of government, I suppose.

Joe said...

"KY President" may also be apt.

Mondale said...

Wasn't Reagan the original 'teflon President'? I think that's what Mrs Hillier taught us.

weasel said...

I don't know, why don't you research it and get back to me?

weasel said...

Oh turds. Mrs. Hillier is correct. I shall ammend.

CawfeeGuy said...

wow...GWB and Astroglide...two things i'd NEVER think of putting in the same sentence...

i need a squeegee for my brain now.

Santa said...

Damn George, you are more slippery than the underside of Mark Foley's keyboard tray

Bad Mr Weasel. No $mas presents for you.

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