The president is a simple man, indeed.

by lestro

Today at his news conference, the president discussed his greatest mistake, without actually realizing it:

Mr. Bush went on, leaning over the lectern as he declared, in effect, that while many Americans have moved on after the attacks, he has not. “You remember what it was like right after September the 11th around here?” he demanded, adding: “People were saying, ‘How come they didn’t see it? How come they didn’t connect the dots?’ Do you remember what the environment was like in Washington? I do.”

So? Answer your own question, Georgie: How come you didn’t see it? How come you didn’t connect the dots?

And if the dots were there and you just failed to connect them, why did you need all those new powers and imperial leeway?  Seems to me that if you had spent less time in the summer of 2001 paying attention to the Chandra Levy thing (who?) or the shark attacks (seriously?) maybe you would have connected the dots that said “Bin Laden determined to strike in the US,” you idiot.

And still defiantly dumb to the end:

To critics who say his policies have diminished America’s moral standing in the world, Mr. Bush said flatly, “I disagree with this assessment.”

He said was not certain why he had become so divisive — “I don’t know why they get angry. I don’t know why they get hostile,” he replied to a question about those who disagree with his policies so vehemently that it became personal — and added that he had learned, during the course of his time in office, not to pay attention.

He disagrees? Because, uh, according to Pew, he is, um, WRONG.

Seems pretty straight-forward to me, Mr. President-for-thankfully-only-another-week.

As for why opponents got hostile and made it personal; Perhaps it is because you and your idiot cronies did everything you could to attack and destroy – personally – anyone who disagreed or questioned you. You called people who didn’t agree with your imperial presidency model “unamerican” and your lackwit spokespuppet Ari Fleischer even said that Americans need to “watch what they say.”

Which is so unamerican on its own I can’t even believe he had a job later that day, let alone until he wanted to leave.

You harshly attacked every critic and every opponent since even before you were elected (ask John McCain about that) and then won your re-election by portraying the guy who volunteered for Vietnam duty as a coward while you went AWOL in Alabama.

That says nothing of the wiretapping, warmongering and torture.

And you really don’t understand why people don’t like you?

Then it’s official, you are as dumb as your critics say.

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