July 11, 2005

"I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington," (Hillary) Clinton said during the inaugural Aspen Ideas Festival, organized by the Aspen Institute, a non-partisan think tank.

The former first lady drew a laugh from the crowd when she described Bush's attitude toward tough issues with Neuman's catch phrase: "What, me worry?"

A Republican National Committee official said the former first lady was "part of today's angry and adrift Democrat Party," while a spokesman for one of her potential 2006 Senate rivals said she was guilty of "insulting the president."

"At a time when President Bush and most elected officials are focused on the security of our nation, Mrs. Clinton seems focused on taking partisan jabs and promoting her presidential campaign," added New York's GOP chairman, Stephen Minarik. "Her priorities are clearly out of whack."
Republicans would never, ever stoop so low as to insult an elected official or act in a partisan manner...
""I've never been able to understand (Howard Dean's) appeal. Maybe his mother loved him, but I've never met anybody who does. He's never won anything, as best I can tell." - Vice President Dick Cheney, clearly not acting angry or adrift

"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war. Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." - Karl Rove, mild-mannered architect of Republican civility, who would never "put partisan politics above the security of our nation."
...especially since the President and his men are doing such a competent job of defending us from the evildoers:
U.S. forces launched a manhunt for four "dangerous" Arab al Qaeda militants who escaped from U.S. detention in Afghanistan on Monday, hours after another search found the body of a missing U.S. commando.

In a fresh embarrassment for U.S. forces reeling from their worst combat losses in Afghanistan since invading in 2001, the four were reported missing from the heavily guarded detention center at the main U.S. base early in the morning.
And then of course there's the White House pre-London bombing budget proposal for the Transportation Security Administration:
The White House budget proposal for the TSA contained $4.7 billion for aviation security and just $32 million for railroads, subways, buses and other forms of surface transportation.
I believe I'd actually prefer a humor magazine mascot to be running our country. How could it be any worse than it currently is?

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