Bush Was Warned

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Economy & Jobs & DeficitLeave a Comment

Remember when Bush was presented with an intelligence warning that "Bin Laden Determined to Strike U.S." and he pooh-poohed the whole thing, humoring the intelligence official by telling him, "You've covered your ass, now"? And then how, less than two months later, bin Laden struck? And remember when Bush proclaimed that he had no warning that the levies in New Orleans … Read More

Don’t Let Your Door Hit Your Ass On The Way Out

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He's been teetering on the brink for, well, years, now… but Bush has never quite had the lowest approval numbers in presidential history (well, or at least for as long as they measure those things). But no more. A full 76% of Americans not disapprove of Bush.  That's worse than Nixon at the height of Watergate (66% disapproval), and the … Read More

The Wall Street Journal Jumped The Shark Today

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Not that I was ever a fan, but at least it was somewhat respectable. Until, of course, today’s op-ed entitled — I’m not making this up — What Bush and Batman Have in Common Apparently, this is what Bush and Batman (at least, the latest incarnation of Batman) have in common: 1)  They are both "vilified and despised for confronting … Read More

Greenwald Is Good Today

Ken AshfordAttorney Firings, Bush & Co., Courts/LawLeave a Comment

He’s on a rant about the Justice Department under the Bush Adminsitration — people who seem to think they work for the President and not for the people of the United States: The core attribute of the Justice Department is independence, not allegiance to the President as "client." The President has his own lawyers in the White House Counsel’s Office. … Read More

Bush’s Legacy

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Yes, I too think it is time we should start naming public buildings after our illustrious president.  A good place to start: A measure seeking to commemorate President Bush’s years in office by slapping his name on a San Francisco sewage plant has qualified for the November ballot. The measure certified Thursday would rename the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant … Read More

President A-Hole

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Environment & Global Warming & EnergyLeave a Comment

You know, it’s not just that he’s wrong; it’s that he’s arrogantly wrong.  Proud of it. Read this: President George Bush signed off with a defiant farewell over his refusal to accept global climate change targets at his last G8 summit. As he prepared to fly out from Japan, he told his fellow leaders: "Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter." … Read More

Bush Is An Embarrassment To The GOP

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Election 2008Leave a Comment

…which is going to make the GOP convention very… aaaawwwwkward. I mean, the last thing the McCain people want is to have their boy up on stage, in front of the whole nation, being embraced by their party’s leader, who just happens to be the most unpopular President in the history of polling. The solution?  "Give the president a first-night … Read More

Here’s What Happened

Ken AshfordBush & Co., IraqLeave a Comment

The folks over at McClatchy newspapers are trumpeting their own horn about their reportage in the run-up to the Iraq War.  And well they should.  Unlike the rest of the media, they actually questioned the Bush Administration’s "intelligence" and justification for an Iraq War. To them (and other astute political observers), Scott McLellan’s book is nothing new. But the "crimes" … Read More

The McClellan Book

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Iraq, Plamegate, War on Terrorism/Torture, White House SecrecyLeave a Comment

You know, it doesn’t say anything that many of us didn’t already know.  It’s just nice to see someone on the inside of the Bush Administration admit that these things went on: WASHINGTON (CNN) — The incidents that first left then-White House press secretary Scott McClellan "dismayed and disillusioned" about Washington involved the surreptitious release of classified information, McClellan said … Read More

Bush Makes Ultimate Sacrifice For The War

Ken AshfordBush & Co., IraqLeave a Comment

President Bush finally admitted today that he has been touched by the true cost of war: For the first time, Bush revealed a personal way in which he has tried to acknowledge the sacrifice of soldiers and their families: He has given up golf. "I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in … Read More