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Which Could Still Weave a Plot to Land Us in the Bubbling Pot
Published on June 5, 2004 By 6969jimbo6969 In Politics
Theft and Deception Among the Deaf of Perception
WHY BUSH’S REELECTION IS IMPOSSIBLE


This is not to say that George W. Bush might not end up President, or that someone with equal elements of sleaze and butchery could not take his place. I mean, we ought to be clear: the American public should have a ‘once burned, twice shy’ attitude toward the thief currently in the White House. This group plied their way to power with cheating and lies the last time, after all. Anyone in doubt should check out Greg Palast’s “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.”

Such methodology for regaining power in November would be welcome, compared to some of the “contingency” plans Perle and Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld and Ashcroft---I’d rather be eaten alive by monsters than interrogated by John A.---have been cooking up. They see the writing on the wall, so to speak. Not even a little bit of crooked politics can save this election for the corrupt, inept, hypocritical, and bankrupt administration now in power. It requires either an all out coup, or some horrific eventuality that appears to emanate from outside the powers-that-be, which induces such an intense and automatic fear response, that folks actually give the cretinous murderers four more years.

Evidence of what I’m saying is everywhere, this most recent material---that I’m posting below---intensely frightening, given that it’s truth and not fiction. It would be darkly and deliciously HILARIOUS if only it were story instead of fact. Thanks to that genius of the law, Professor Holt, for passing this my way. If this were an honest card game here, instead of power politics, this story would be tantamount to laying down a royal flush. “Read ‘em and weep.” The Republicans are doomed without treachery.



Bush's Erratic Behavior Worries White House Aides
DOUG THOMPSON
Publisher, Capitol Hill Blue
Jun 4, 2004

President George W. Bush's increasingly erratic behavior
and wide mood swings have the halls of the West Wing
buzzing lately as aides privately express growing concern
over their leader's state of mind.

In meetings with top aides and administration officials, the
President goes from quoting the Bible in one breath to
obscene tantrums against the media, Democrats and others
that he classifies as "enemies of the state."

Worried White House aides paint a portrait of a man on
the edge, increasingly wary of those who disagree with him
and paranoid of a public that no longer trusts his policies in
Iraq or at home. "It reminds me of the Nixon days," says a
longtime GOP political consultant with contacts in the
White House. "Everybody is an enemy; everybody is out to
get him. That's the mood over there."

In interviews with a number of White House staffers who
were willing to talk off the record, a picture of an
administration under siege has emerged, led by a man who
declares his decisions to be "God's will" and then tells aides
to "fuck over" anyone they consider to be an opponent of the
administration.

"We're at war, there's no doubt about it. What I don't know
anymore is just who the enemy might be," says one troubled
White House aide. "We seem to spend more time trying to
destroy John Kerry than al Qaeda and our enemies list just
keeps growing and growing."

Aides say the President gets "hung up on minor details,"
micromanaging to the extreme while ignoring the bigger
picture. He will spend hours personally reviewing and
approving every attack ad against his Democratic opponent
and then kiss off a meeting on economic issues.

"This is what is killing us on Iraq," one aide says. "We lost
focus. The President got hung up on the weapons of mass
destruction and an unproven link to al Qaeda. We could
have found other justifiable reasons for the war but the
President insisted the focus stay on those two, tenuous
items."

Aides who raise questions quickly find themselves shut out
of access to the President or other top advisors. Among top
officials, Bush's inner circle is shrinking. Secretary of State
Colin Powell has fallen out of favor because of his growing
doubts about the administration's war against Iraq. The
President's abrupt dismissal of CIA Directory George Tenet
Wednesday night is, aides say, an example of how he works.

"Tenet wanted to quit last year but the President got his back
up and wouldn't hear of it," says an aide. "That would have
been the opportune time to make a change, not in the middle
of an election campaign but when the director challenged the
President during the meeting Wednesday, the President cut
him off by saying 'that's it George. I cannot abide disloyalty. I
want your resignation and I want it now." Tenet was allowed to
resign "voluntarily" and Bush informed his shocked staff of
the decision Thursday morning.

One aide says the President actually described the decision
as "God's will." God may also be the reason Attorney General
John Ashcroft, the administration' s lightning rod because of his
questionable actions that critics argue threatens freedoms
granted by the Constitution, remains part of the power elite.

West Wing staffers call Bush and Ashcroft "the Blues Brothers"
because "they're on a mission from God."

"The Attorney General is tight with the President because of
religion," says one aide. "They both believe any action is
justifiable in the name of God."

But the President who says he rules at the behest of God can
also tongue-lash those he perceives as disloyal, calling them
"fucking assholes" in front of other staff, berating one cabinet
official in front of others and labeling anyone who disagrees with
him "unpatriotic" or "anti-American."

"The mood here is that we're under siege, there's no doubt
about it," says one troubled aide who admits he is looking for
work elsewhere. "In this administration, you don't have to wear
a turban or speak Farsi to be an enemy of the United States.
All you have to do is disagree with the President."

The White House did not respond to requests for comment
on the record
http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_4636.shtml


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on Jun 09, 2004
Wow! What more can you say? It certainly would not surprise me.
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