Friday, February 10, 2006

Pants On Fire!

I thought it might be fun to go through the obfuscations, misrepresentations, manipulations of truth, and outright lies of the Bush administration and their Republican friends that have been exposed this past week. I know what you’re thinking, who has time to read that list? I promise it won’t be all-inclusive, not even close.

President Bush: “You know, I, frankly, don’t even remember having my picture taken with the guy. I don’t know him.” Of course the President is referring to Jack Abramoff and really, who can blame him for at least attempting to sell that whopper. Think Progress has the skinny on just how well Bush doesn’t know Abramoff. Bush even invited the guy to Crawford. I wonder how many other people he doesn’t know get an invitation like that.

This is more ridiculous than a lie. John McCain was on Hardball the other day and Chris Matthew’s asked him if bi-partisanship is a thing of the past in the Senate. McCain responded by saying, “No, I continue to work with my colleagues on the other side of the aisle like Joe Lieberman…a…um…others.” Hilarious. I hate to tell you this John, but Republicans working with Joe Lieberman is hardly a shining example of bi-partisanship. He’s practically the President’s girlfriend.

Alberto Gonzales: “President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt have all authorized electronic surveillance on a far broader scale.” Are you kidding me? Washington was one amazing fellow if he was able to authorize electronic surveillance before there was even electricity. The sad part is, this will slip right past the faith-based community where facts are irrelevant and history is only to be trusted if found in the Bible.

George Deutsch, who was appointed by Bush to stop NASA scientists from releasing their scientific findings if they clashed with the Bush agenda, is only the most recently disgraced Bush appointee to be exposed as a liar. Just like Michael Brown over at FEMA, Deutsch lied on his job application. He claimed to have a degree in journalism from Texas A&M, when in fact, he never graduated. These idiots can’t even lie right. If you’re going to fudge your resume in order to appear qualified for a job at NASA, at least say you’ve got an engineering degree from MIT. Deutsch bag (sorry Mad Cat, I couldn’t resist stealing that one)!

Bush/Brown/Chertoff all claimed, after they were skewered for their lack of response to Hurricane Katrina, that they didn’t know the levees had been breached and that they all thought they had “dodged a bullet”. What a load of crap. Congressional investigations into the failed response to Katrina have found evidence that the White House knew the levees had been breeched on the night of the storm. Of course they did, and they also knew how many people were trapped there and still, they did nothing.

And on and on it goes. It would take far less time to point out the truths that come out of Bush’s mouth and clearly someone should pull all of the resumes on file at the White House and conduct an accuracy check. Perhaps an overhaul of the vetting process is in order, I shudder to think how many criminals and traitors have been welcomed into this White House with open arms simply because they contributed money to the Bush/Cheney campaign. This may explain why there have been so many indictments and simultaneous investigations by Congress, DoJ, FBI and CIA into Bush administration officials. Wal-Mart does a better job of screening their employees than this White House, but I guess that says it all. Our government is a discount store and everything is for sale. The difference is that our government isn’t open to the public. This sale is by invitation only.


Blogger Rory Shock said...

Well said. Nice post. These guys are such amateurs at lying, too ... or are they amateurs at the truth? Both.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Roberta Kelly said...

Lies are truths and truths are lies. They are a living lie and living a lie so how could they know truth.

Brilliant post Mollie. Your writing always inspires me to think more deeply about it all.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Howard Martin said...

I'm here as a fan but i want to tell there is a problem with "The White Noise of Scandal" ( I mean how much of this can we absorb? We have "Scandal Fatigue" ( and the only rememdy I see is some positive messages from our Dems. Have you listened to the DL podcast yet?

6:04 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Yes, it certainly was a banner week for the tedious and idiotic. It's so wearying, trying to follow all this merde. There's just so much of it...

11:19 AM  
Blogger The (liberal)Girl Next Door said...

Rory--I think it's well practiced amateurish lying.

Roberta--living a lie indeed and dragging us along for the ugly ride.

Howie--You're right, the answer is probably best found in countering their lies with our truths, loudly and in a constant stream.

Neil--you have no choice but to keep wading through the shit, we need you and as a friend recently reminded me, there's no rest for the weary when fighting fascism.

12:13 PM  

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