Thursday, December 08, 2005


The Washington Post reports that "only a few hundred members [of the Council for Foreign Relations] showed up for the hastily organized event at a Washington hotel and empty chairs were removed from the back of the ballroom before Bush arrived.
It wasn’t for lack of effort. ThinkProgress has published a desperate plea the Council sent out late Tuesday, asking people who were planning on coming to bring a friend.
Bush broke Council traditional by refusing to accept questions after his speech. Apparently, most people aren’t that excited about being used as a presidential prop. This may explain why Bush has preferred giving his speeches in front of military audiences, who are required to attend.


CLD said...

I keep imagining if I were still in the USMC and were forced to attend one of these bogus "speeches". How hard would it be not to show on my face exactly how I felt? I'd want to turn my back, but you're taught to respect the rank, not the person who holds it. So out of respect for the office of the president, I'd keep my mouth shut and sit tight. No friggin' clapping, though.

Karen Zipdrive said...

You could pretend clap- where you make the motions but no sound comes out. Imagine a room full of that!

dusty said...

Bush is not only a lame duck President..hes just plain lame. Refusing to take questions says volumes about this jackass.

BigSis said...

Interesting comment from Chari.

I work with a hard core retired Marine Lt. Colonel and he says pretty much what Chari has to say. The guy I work with is a also hard core Republican, and he and his buddies all agree that the "war" in Iraq is just another mess like Viet Nam and Bush should be ashamed of himself.

Its good to know though that both my colleague and Chari haven't lost respect for the office, just the current bozo filling it.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Even Iran Contra/triple billion dollar deficit president Reagan had some redeeming features, but this dumbass hasn't done one solitary thing for which he can be proud.
He's a disgrace to his family and to Connecticut and the New England private school systems that educated him.

JimBob said...

I want a change next time around!

I'm voting for JEB!

I'm sure HE'LL be different...

I'm going to go play with my Red Ball Counter now.