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Keith Olbermann + 1,000 points for referencing 1984.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-11-11 04:31 am (UTC)
Explain, please?
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-11-11 07:25 am (UTC)
Hmm. The transcript isn't up yet on MSNBC's website. So, apparently the White House Press Secretary misspoke during a press conference (or claims he misspoke). While being asked questions about the Rove investigation, he said: "That's correct" to something one of the reporters said. They have tape to prove it, and they showed it during the broadcast. However, in the White House transcripts of the press conferences, he's listed as saying "I don't think that's correct."

What he was saying was that it was revisionist history ala 1984, and he threw in a reference to "doubleplus ungood" while he was at it. I just found it amusing, because I am easily amused.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-11-11 08:08 am (UTC)
You know, the Bushies seriously terrify me. They're so CERTAIN. I think they really do pull that kind of doublethink -- that they honestly believed in the WMDs before the invasion of Iraq, for example, and that they not only believed the new rational when it was handed down, but really believed that had ALWAYS been the rational.

I'm relating this third-hand, since I didn't see the blog, just had it described, but apparently somebody asked Bruce Serling, post-Katrina, "Wouldn't it be great if this made the Bush administration wake up and do something about climate change?"

He answered, "No. That would be terrible. The Bush administration's solution to climate change would be to secretly build unsafe nuclear reactors all over the country. With slave labor."

After the revelation of the Eastern European prison camps... yeah. At this point, I can believe anything bad about the Bush administration. If I found out Bush was planning to ascend to godhood by absorbing the necromantic energies released by a full-out nuclear attack on every country in the world including the U.S., I would not be surprised by it.

Way back when he first ran for office, I thought, "Wow. This guy has a really black-and-white view of the world. That's a bad trait in a president. He's a terrible public speaker, too." I never imagined it could be this bad, though. Even after 9/11, I thought, "Okay, they're going to milk this for a power grab. Still, this is America. We'll forget about 9/11 the instant a celebrity gets married, and they won't have time to do anything really terrible."

At this point, my only hope is that the next Democratic president (I'm clinging desperately to hope, but I really don't expect it until 2012 or 2016, assuming we still have a country by then) has the guts to send Bush and his cronies to the Hague to answer for their crimes.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-11-12 06:03 am (UTC)
I really doubt it. Even if we had a Democratic president, who isn't guaranteed to be all roses and honey either, I think that it's unlikely that they would 'damage the face of the US' so far as to put a former president on trial.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-11-12 08:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know it's not likely. But it would be so wonderful...
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