Thursday, January 04, 2007
Yes! The public is out of touch...

I'm sure you all remember the many times that President Bush declared "success" and "victory!" in Iraq. I'm pretty sure it was even Bush who swore that there was NO civil war in Iraq. Nope. Not a civil war.

THIS exchange between Tony Snow and a reporter is...well...

Q: The only question, though, to press a little bit, is the view that the President has been determined, he’s been resolved, and nobody questions that, but does he get it? I mean, is he fundamentally out of touch with what the reality is on the ground in Iraq?
MR. SNOW: No, I think what happens is, we may be out of touch with reality because we sit around and we look at fractional pictures on the screen. This is a President who gets exhaustive briefings on a daily basis about the situation. He knows more than anybody in this room about what’s going on there.


A few things....
1. Is it really a good idea to insult the American people when your approval ratings are in the 30's? Really? That's the angle you want to go...the 'we're smarter than you' angle. Seriously?!
2. As far as I can tell....Bush really DOES know more about what is going on over there. However, he ignores most of it and/or gets "briefings" from a very selective group of "experts."
3. I'm afraid that Snow overlooked a very important word in the question-- "reality." Does Bush really (REALLY?) understand reality? I'm going with NO. NONONO.

But yeah...let's send 20,000 more troops. And the reality is that hundreds of them will die a month. HUNDREDS. WILL. DIE. A. MONTH.

And speaking of out of touch....I cannot stop laughing over THIS statement regarding the most powerful woman in Washington--Pelosi.

White House spokesman Tony Fratto told reporters..."There are no questions of whether they sit and talk as equals," he added. "I think it's impressive that no one has any questions of whether they can work together regardless of gender."

That impressive. Thank goodness he can overlook her gender. Phew.



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