Bush watches Star Trek? - 1370°C
Jun. 7th, 2004
05:03 pm - Bush watches Star Trek?
this is a bit old, but for those of you who don't read Harper's [feel free to insert your favorite tirade about the liberal media here] the following list of quotes by Bush and his official spokesmen appeared in the May issue (my smarmy commentary in italics):
The President of the United States is not a fact-checker
I'm not a statistician
I'm not a numbers-cruncher
I'm not one of these bean counters
I'm not very analytical
I'm not a precision guy
The President is not a micromanager
professions Bush isn't quite competent to pursue. with all the talk of numbers here, i wonder if he knows how to work a computer for these purposes?
I'm not a member of the legislative branch
at least he knows there are branches...
The President is not a rubber stamp for the Congress
nah, just for the military. if the President *were* a rubber stamp...what would be the text of the stamp?
I'm not a censor-guy
I'm not a lawyer
I'm not a doctor
The President is not an economist
I'm not a stockbroker or a stock-picker
I'm not a forecaster
I'm not a predictor
I'm not a pollster, a poll-reader guy
I'm not a very good prognosticator of elections
I'm not a committee chairman
more professions it's probably good he didn't choose. how is it that he knows what "prognosticator" means, but has to resort to "censor-guy" and "poll-reader guy?"
I'm not of the Washington scene
because evidently growing up with a father who's in politics and was President makes you a Washington outsider these days
I'm not a lonely person
well, ignorance = bliss. and of course, there's always god to keep you warm on those cold nights
I'm not a poet
I'm not a very good novelist
according to Amazon, he's not even a bad novelist
I'm not a textbook player
anyone have a copy of the textbook for how to run the country?
I'm not an emailer
damn, and i was all set to replace Thunderbird too! i bet he's not open source either
I'm not a very long-winded person
I'm not a very formal guy
I am not a revengeful person
these comment themselves
I'm not an Iraqi citizen
this is weird on so many levels i don't even know where to begin, but it's good to know.
I'm not a divider
I am not a unilateralist
i'll wager the members of the other parties in this country and the leaders/citizens of the other countries in the world might disagree
I'm not a tree, I'm a Bush
i was going to say "at least he's got a sense of humor...even if it's an awful one" but i don't think he deserves even that much credit
by way of comparison, Dr. McCoy has this to say about what he is not:
What am I, a doctor or a moon shuttle conductor?
I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer!
I'm a doctor, not a psychiatrist!
I'm a doctor, not a mechanic!
I'm not a scientist or a physicist
I'm a doctor, not a escalator!
I'm a doctor, not a magician!
I'm a doctor, not a flesh peddler!
I'm a doctor, not a coal miner!