Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Missing the ball

It seems that, at least once a week, we're gift-wrapped yet another instance of lying, or at least hypocricy, from our administration. The most recent one of course revolves around recently departed Treasury Sec'y John Snow, and whether or not "curious" George knew that he was going to be leaving in advance. Now, on May 25, GDub was part of a joint press conference with PM Blair, wherein he said the following words;



No, he has not talked to me about resignation. I think he's doing a fine job. After all, our economy is -- it's strong. We grew at 3.5 percent last year; a good, strong first quarter this year. We added five -- 2.5 million new jobs, we've got 4.7 percent unemployment rate nationwide. Productivity is up, home ownership is high, small businesses are doing well. He's done a fine job.

Well, now, from that we can see that GDub knew nothing about John Snow stepping down. But let's, for just a second, look at what Press Sec'y Tony Snow(job) said during a press briefing on the 30th of May;

Yes. The tick tock is the two of them met on the 20th of May and there was a conversation. And Hank Paulson accepted the job a day later.

Um, wait a minute. Isn't it supposed to be the Press Secretary's job to cover the collective ass of the administration when they're choking on their own loafers? And didn't Tony just, instead of throwing more lies and deceit on top of the issue, inadvertently out the President as a liar? But, as it turns out, it's all okay. The only reason that GDub "misled" the public in the first place was because he was concerned how the announcement would affect the markets.

Maybe they should've looked into how yet another piece of deceit would affect the market, since there's generally at least a little reflection of public sentiment involved in how the market fares.

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