Monday, August 15, 2005

Bush: "All right, let's go have fun."

Our "war president" attempted to defend his cowardly avoidance of Cindy Sheehan Saturday with the following appalling statement:

Bush said he is aware of the anti-war sentiments of Cindy Sheehan and others who have joined her protest near the Bush ranch.

"But whether it be here or in Washington or anywhere else, there's somebody who has got something to say to the president, that's part of the job," Bush said on the ranch. "And I think it's important for me to be thoughtful and sensitive to those who have got something to say."

"But," he added, "I think it's also important for me to go on with my life, to keep a balanced life."

Isn't it swell that Little Boots can "go on with his life" when he's responsible for ending the lives of so many thousands? As usual, it's all about him and his selfish needs and the rest of the world be damned.

And how is he demonstrating his thoughtfulness and sensitivity to Mrs. Sheehan's concerns? This was his schedule on Saturday, the day he made these bone-headed comments:

In addition to the two-hour bike ride, Bush's Saturday schedule included an evening Little League Baseball playoff game, a lunch meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a nap, some fishing and some reading.

Amazing stuff, eh? His nap is a higher priority than meeting with the mother of a dead soldier. How incredibly thoughtful and sensitive!

His "sensitivity" plummeted to new lows as he exchanged rollicking banter on his Saturday bike ride with the sycophantic press corps at their worst, asking fluff questions while ignoring the fact that Cindy Sheehan was within bike-riding distance, sitting in a ditch in the hot Texas sun surrounded by fire ants:

President Bush: We'll take a look at the countryside, come back, and that'll put us at about eight-and-a-half miles or so. And then we'll go down in these canyons and we can fool around on some trails. And for the unbelievably fit, there are some great mountains, little climb-outs that you're welcome to do -- I may join you; I may not join you.

I love the outdoors. If I'm not exercising here, I'll be fishing over there. If I'm not fishing, I'll be working with the chainsaw. I really enjoy being outside, and mountain biking is a way for me to spend a fair amount of time -- four or five days a week -- outdoors. I love exercise. Prior to learning about mountain biking, I was a jogger. And then, like a lot of baby boomers, my knees gave out. And I believe that mountain biking is going to be an outlet for a lot of people my age. I'm 59, and people are going to realize you get as much aerobic exercise -- if not more on the mountain bike -- without being hobbled.

I like speed. Again, it's not a race, but there's something exhilarating about heading down a hill at 25 mph on a mountain bike -- or trying to grind up a hill at 9 mph on a mountain bike. (Laughter.)

Question: Mr. President, you probably have the most stressful job in the world. And, yet, with your busy schedule, you make time to exercise. For Americans whose jobs are not as stressful as yours, what can you -- do you have any advice for them, for making time? [Note: Most Americans don't have a personal chef, valets, limo drivers or someone else doing their jobs. This question demonstrates just how out-of-touch our DC media barons really are.]

Bush: I do. I think it's -- first of all, it doesn't take that much to get some good exercise. If people were to walk 20 minutes a day, the incidence of heart disease would go down significantly. What people have got to understand is when you get into an exercise routine, your habits begin to change: your eating habits change, your sleeping habits change, your coffee habits change, your cigarette habits change.

I mean, exercise for me has been good preventive medicine. And it is a part of living a disciplined life. And I would hope Americans would exercise. Part of my responsibility as the president is to try to set a good example, and exercising on a -- I exercise six times a week; if I'm not mountain biking, I'll be on the elliptical machine or lifting weights. And it just doesn't take that much time. What it takes is organization and discipline and setting priorities. And I think exercise ought to be one of the top priorities for Americans.

Q: Do you have now in your possession, or have you ever had a pair of form fitting lycra shorts?

Bush: No, I have not, and probably won't have them. (Laughter.) I mean, there are certain things that age brings with it, and not wearing the form fitting lycra short is one of them, if you know what I mean. (Laughter.)

All right, let's go have fun. This will be great. Again, hang in there and do not force the President too hard. Be kind. Then afterwards we'll have a good visit.

Note that not one member of the press could stop laughing at his feeble-minded jokes long enough to ask when he might have a "good visit" with Cindy Sheehan. Heavens, no; they might lose "access" to things like joining this idiot while he plays on the monkey bars while Iraq burns.

Sickening. Nauseating. And this sociopath of a "war president" actually considers his juvenile in-your-face playtime to be "sensitive" to not only Cindy Sheehan but to the over 1,800 families who have had sons and daughters slaughtered in George Bush's war of choice. He's a disgrace to his office and he's not worthy to lead a country in peace, much less war.


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