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Wanker Of The Day

Ari Fleischer is so wanky it makes my head spin:

In an interview set to air over the weekend on CNN’s D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, Ari Fleischer admits that the Bush administration was wrong to claim that Saddam Hussein had WMD in the lead up to the Iraq war, but still insists that Saddam was at fault for the war. “Saddam was the big liar here,” Fleischer concludes:

FLEISCHER: We were wrong about weapons of mass destruction being in Iraq. […]

HUGHLEY: When you found out that you were wrong, how did that make you feel?

FLEISCHER: You just scratch your head and say, “How could we be wrong?” It wasn’t just us that thought he had weapons of mass destruction. The Egyptians thought it, the French thought it, the Germans thought it the United Nations thought it, Bill Clinton’s CIA though it. We all thought it. Saddam was the big liar here.

Yeah, Saddam was a big fat liar who cunningly tricked the US into invading his country and executing him by saying that he didn’t have WMDs when, in reality… he didn’t have WMDs.  Brilliant.

February 22nd, 2009 at 03:23pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Iraq,Quotes,Republicans,Wankers,War

Right-Wing Twit Of The Week

Shorter S.E. Cupp: OMG, Mike Pence!  Squee!!!

See, in my world, stars don’t come any bigger than Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove, Mitt Romney and Mike Pence (if there were a congressional version of Teen Beat, the Indiana congressman would be on its cover every month). Michael Steele, Mike Huckabee and John Boehner are the Jonas Brothers of conservative celebrity. And all of them will be at CPAC 2009.

Her world must be as empty as her head…

Am I the only one who gets excited at the thought of a two-hour discussion on “Protecting the Secret Ballot” or “Taking Action Through Citizen-Led Reform” in the Regency Ballroom? [Well, yes.]  When I see such clever lecture titles as “Will Congress Take Your Guns?” and “Are We All Socialists Now?” I start salivating. Will it? Are we? I can’t wait to find out.

Just announced — Mario Lopez is speaking! Okay, it’s Mario Lopez of the Hispanic Leadership Fund, and not the hunky headliner of “Saved By the Bell” and “Dancing With the Stars,” but still — he’s going to be great, I just know it.

And doesn’t everyone want to have “Breakfast With Phyllis Schlafly”? Just me?

If my excitement about CPAC makes me seem hopelessly out of touch, uncool or miles from MTV reality, I can live with that. In my defense, I’m also looking forward to drinking boxed wine with such friends and colleagues as Tucker Carlson, Stephen Baldwin and Andrew Breitbart during the forced socialization of conference happy hours. You’d be surprised how many big deals are done over pigs-in-a-blanket and cubed cheese. And yes, I just totally name-dropped.

She thinks that was name-dropping.  How utterly sad.

I looked for some kind of wink that she was tongue-in-cheekily poking fun at the lameness of CPAC 2009’s guest list, but I just couldn’t find it.  It seems she really does think that Steele, Huckabee, and Boehner are “the Jonas Brothers of conservative celebrity.”  If they are, then I could almost feel sorry for the Republicans if they weren’t such utter bastards.

Only at the very end does Cupp get around to a CPAC attraction I might be interested in seeing:

Last year a disheveled-looking man sat on a street corner near the hotel all four days, pan-handling. He held a cardboard sign that read, “Bush is Bi.” I’m not sure what he meant by that — I have a feeling he didn’t know, either — but I really hope he’ll be there again. Who needs star power when you have memories like that?

Good point.  Maybe Bush-Is-Bi Guy can be the Republican nominee in 2012.

1 comment February 22nd, 2009 at 12:36pm Posted by Eli

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