Did anybody see the news conference that the President had last Friday? First of all, I love that fact that the news conference takes place in the middle of the day on friday. Who is supposed to be able to watch this thing. The last time I checked most people actually have to go to work on Friday. Clearly the decision was made that if the President was actually going to have to speak off the cuff that it would be best scheduled for a time when most people wouldn't be able to watch it.
Also, I don't think I've ever seen a President actually be that rude to reporters. He cut them off when they tried to ask follow up questions, he never actually answered any difficult questions and he generally looked like he either had to go to the bathroom or was about to cry. He tone after his inital statement was one of pleading. It was a terrible performance. He just looks to me like someone who is in way over his head. Whenever he was faced with a question he didn't like, he looked hurt, angry and confused. It's a hard combination to pull off, but he did it to perfection. When faced with a question concerning Iraq he simply repeated some standard boilerplate language that I'm sure his aides had drilled into him. The fact is that the CIA told him over a year ago that there was no link between the 9/11 attack and Iraq and yet he continued to point to a link as recently as last month. I'm beginning to question whether he understands the difference between fact and fiction.
And of course at the end of the conference he asked everyone to pray for him and Barbara. If I were a praying man (and I'm not), I would pray every night. He is in charge of the most powerful nation in the history of mankind and the more I see him, the more I think he's an absolute idiot. If I were to pray, it would be for the world to survive the next two years of his administration.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
The Crocodile Hunter was killed recently by a Stingray. Now it seems to me that if you go fucking around with dangerous animals that eventually one of them is going to seriously hurt you if not kill you one day. The ironic part is that the Stingray is a fairly docile creature. It's not like he got killed by a shark or a killer whale or a water snake. I don't mean to be insensitive, but this situation really is kind of the definition of irony.