Too Many Wankers!

3 comments March 12th, 2007at 05:08pm Posted by Eli

Dammit, I can’t keep up with them all. Here’s Fred Barnes, again by way of The All-Seeing Eye Of Froomkin:

The White House staff reflects the president. This is obvious to the point of being a truism. Yet it needs to be remembered in the context of a Bush presidency smacked by Scooter Libby’s felony conviction, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center scandal, and the overblown flap over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. And of course there’s still the war in Iraq, which remains unpopular. Given all this, why hasn’t the president’s staff drifted into despair and gloom and given up? Because President Bush hasn’t.

Bush’s relentlessly upbeat demeanor, which he flaunts at press conferences and other public events, infuriates his political opponents and much of the mainstream media. They want him to act like the broken man they think he should be. Sorry, but he’s a healthy man, mentally and physically. He’s bolstered by his religious faith, his sense of mission, his scorn for elite opinion, and what an aide calls “his really good physical shape.” Exercise and sleep help to “keep his spirits high,” the aide says.

Agh. Gak. Ptui.

I think Barnes’s man-crush is about to bubble over into full-blown stalking. “Die, Laura, die! He’s my husband! Mine, all mine! We’ll be together forever… and ever… and ever… and ever!”

Entry Filed under: Bush,Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


  • 1. PoliShifter  |  March 12th, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Fred Barnes is an industrial strength tool

    I hope that by now the only ones that pay any attention to the dribble coming out of his mouth are the 23 percenters who bow down to authoritarians.

  • 2. Eli  |  March 13th, 2007 at 8:14 am

    It really does scare me that there are this many people so eager to slurp down the Kool-Aid, even after Dubya has so clearly proven himself a disaster. But he’s on *their* team, and that’s what counts.

  • 3. bdr  |  March 13th, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    There’s also a financial interest involved for Barnes – hagiographies of discredited and disgraced failures don’t sell nearly as well as hagiographies of even half-assed middling ftards.

    Barnes had visions of being Bush’s Lou Cannon. Oopsy.

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