Dear Mr. President:




Let me remind you, Mr. President. This is what you said on September 11, 2001:

Statement by the President in His Address to the Nation

8:30 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts.

. . .

America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.

Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature. And we responded with the best of America.

. . .

This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time. None of us will ever forget this day.

Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.

"Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world."

Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.

That sounded so good then and it still sounds pretty good now.

I believe our soldiers who have died or been injured would gladly sacrifice their lives again if this were only true. I believe everyone in America, "illegal" or not, would be proud to make all kinds of sacrifices if this were only true.

So, please, please, please, please tell me, Mr. President. What happened? We all deserve to know the truth.

What the hell happened?


You know what happened . . .

All that presidenshul power went to his teeeny wittle bwain and his head 'sploded.


PS That and they fact that he's a lyin' piece of crap.

so it's rhetorical --

shoot me. That "D" in my initial don't stand for Dairy.

And do you think it was the power that exploded in his brain or all that lovely cocaine. (is there shorthand for "I'm now singing that song out loud?"


Good morning, Ms. Queen. Good to see your feisty self out and about on such a beauteous day.


This post reminds me of that the only diary I ever had recommended at Daily Kos was called Fuck you, Mr. President.

He actually got asked some real questions!!!

I didn't get to see the whole thing but when I tuned in our dear prez was bumbling around some lame response to an obvious constitutional FISA questions. It was hilarious. I was so encouraged to hear relatively tepid applause after he spoke. Several people, seated directly behind him (i.e., they must be connected in some way) didn't bother to applaud or even manage to look approving. I bet they won't get primo seating next time.

And then a wonderfully articulate vice chair of Meck County Commish asked about gas prices. Woo hoo!

That's so refreshing. It almost seemed like it was a real event and not totally staged and managed.

Props to the questioners in Charlotte today!!!

sure there is

It was on all the networks live.


that doesn't help those of us who eschew the traditional media.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

Bless You.

C'mon! These are the jokes!

but, but...

there was no /snark/!!!
How was I to know!!!

The MSM is starting to dig people asking Bush real questions.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

I enjoyed this

I just finished reading this post at Washington Monthly about the MSM's ongoing (and incorrect) narrative that has the Congressional Dems discombobulated and ineffective.

I have my doubts that the 2006 Democrats are really the equivalent of the 1994 Republicans, as Amy implies. More like the 1946 Republicans, I'd guess. But I do think she may be right about the imminent collapse of the media narrative of Dem fecklessness and disarray. There seems to be a tipping point to these kinds of storylines, where they hold firm seemingly forever until suddenly everyone discovers all at once that they haven't haven't been true for quite a while. Given the changes on the ground, this particular storyline shouldn't have much longer to live.

Brief text of Bush question

I copied it here from an AP article someone sent me so I don't have the link but here's the good FISA question:

Bush defends domestic spying program

Man tells president he should be ashamed of policies

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) -- President Bush defended the government's eavesdropping program Thursday and said he would not apologize for monitoring the phone and e-mail conversations of Americans talking to people with suspected al Qaeda links.

A man who identified himself as Harry Taylor rose at a forum here to tell Bush that he's never felt more ashamed of the leadership of his country.

He said Bush has asserted his right to tap phone calls without a warrant, to arrest people and hold them without charges and to revoke a woman's right to an abortion, among other things.

He was booed by the audience, but Bush interrupted and urged the audience to let Taylor finish.

"I feel like despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administration," Taylor said, standing in a balcony seat and looking down at Bush on stage. "And I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and grace to be ashamed of yourself."

Bush defended the National Security Administration's surveillance program, saying he authorized the program to protect the country.

"You said would I apologize for that?" Bush told him. "The answer is absolutely not."

You go, HARRY, whoever you are!!!!

must have been fun

to get so many comments. Did you read them all? (this was to Anglico about his Daily Kos post but it turned up way down the page. Oh well WTF)

They couldn't give the tickets away

Mom, (city council and on board of cpcc) was called three different times to see if she wanted tickets. Um...she said No!

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I love your mom.

Need an adopted son from Chapel Hill in the family?

Sure...any old time

You can replace my younger brother....the Republican.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.


You have one amazingly integrated family there, dear. And your brother would do just fine with my wingnut relatives.