Published: Monday December 29, 2008
As the outgoing administration coasts toward a quickly approaching, inevitable end, its dwindling number of staunch supporters is waging a media offensive in an effort to polish the blood-soaked legacy of George W. Bush.
We've heard it echoed in every corner of the national media. Bush wants to be seen as a "liberator of millions." Rove insists that "history will be kind" to his former boss. And Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is sure that "this generation" will thank George W. Bush.
That remains to be seen. But even for Republican lackeys and apologists who seek to obscure Bush's monumental failures in the pages of history with obfuscations and outright lies, this one is low.
"For me, the saddest part about the terrorist attacks of 9-11 is the long-term impact on the presidency of George W. Bush," wrote Tony Campbell, an adjunct professor of political science with Maryland-based Towson University, on The Moderate Voice Monday.
Nevermind the 3,000+ Americans who died on Sept. 11, 2001. Or the resulting wars. Or that one of the countries Bush chose to invade had nothing to do with the attacks. Or even the lingering, unanswered questions as to just how exactly the 9/11 attacks were pulled off.
"As Bush prepares to leave office, in my opinion, the presidency of George W. Bush was hijacked as surely as the four planes that crashed on that fateful September morning seven years ago," he continued. "The event of 9-11 pushed all other domestic and foreign policy initiatives off of the table. The demands of Homeland Security replaced the promises of 'Compassionate Conservatism.'"
Campbell worked for the Bush transition team in 2000, and was appointed to the Social Security Administration by the outgoing president.
Ultimately, Campbell believes Bush will be "vindicated" within two decades "for his actions that kept his country and its citizens safe ... Even while they cheered as he moved out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue."
hahahahaha.... I can't help but wonder how much Jr. will spend of YOUR TAX DOLLARS on PR to make him self look good.
Remember, the Bush Administration Spent Over $1.6 Billion on Advertising and Public Relations Contracts Since 2003, GAO REPORT Finds, and that report was merely from 03 through 06... If the hubris of that wasn't enough, mostly to keep the war going, Imagine how much the narcissistic bastard will allocate of YOUR money ahead of time to make himself look good after leaving office.
MSNBC Scrubs Bush ad Story.
Posted Monday, March 8, 2004
n a Newsweek article posted on MSNBC's web site, Michael Isikoff includes this paragraph:
Another, less publicized aspect of the ad flap: Everyone but the firefighters were paid actors. The firefighters posing in a firehouse was "stock" film footage of volunteer firefighters -- shot and available for purchase to the general public.
When the article was originally published over the weekend, the article instead contained this paragraph:
Another less-publicized aspect of the ad flap: the use of paid actors—including two playing firefighters with fire hats and uniforms in what looks like a fire station. "Where the hell did they get those guys?" cracked Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters, which has endorsed John Kerry, when he first saw the ads. (A union spokesman said the shots prompted jokes that the fire hats looked like the plastic hats "from a birthday party.") "There's many reasons not to use real firemen," retorted one Bush media adviser. "Mainly, its cheaper and quicker."
View the archived version of the original scrubbed article here.
As we enter the final months of the Bush administration, Bush's legacy seems to be the topic on the mind of many political pundits. Yet what type of legacy will George Bush leave?George W. Bush's legacy ... Hell, if I was using YOUR money, I'd have one hell of a legacy blitz...
Oh, one last thing, Jr. & Co. still has time on the clock... three more weeks, until the fucking whistle blows.