Sunday, August 28, 2005

Bush Can Run, but He Can't Hide

In the latest edition of Newsweek, columnist Eleanor Clift comes pretty close to calling President Bush the "c" word.

Now there are a lot of things that could mean, but the "c" words that most clearly apply to Bush, would be "coward", "chicken", "childish".

You pick you favorite or combine them in a sentence.

Clift points out the obvious in her piece.

"It’s the nature of this brash and impetuous president that when it comes to words, he’s a big shot, but he ducks any situation where he might have to face anyone hostile to him or his policies. In Idaho, Bush could head straight to his comfort zone, an audience of rock-solid Republicans with potential dissenters screened out. This is a president who has refused to reach out to opponents in any way, and he’s paying a political price for it."

Of course, Bush had a bit of trouble when he tried the same run and hide strategy in Utah two days earlier. Not only were there protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City, but some rude old veterans actually wore "Bullshit Protector" earflaps while the President spoke.

The bottom-line here is simple. Bush refuses to hear any argument that differs from his point of view. No one in his administration has the balls to call him on it. No one in the press has the balls to call him on it. Now, when Cindy Sheehan calls him out, he runs and hides.

It is good that Ms. Clift is finally getting some insight into the kind of man that George Bush really is. To bad she wasn't as astute five years ago.

Shout out to Farnsworth - keep you "Bullshit Protector" firmly in place.