Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Shhhhhh! George W. is gleaning...

There are so many things wrong with this AP story (and George W.) on so many levels that it's difficult to choose just one.

Bush: 'It Reads Like a Mystery'
AP: Tuesday, July 27, 2004

First of all, there's this exchange:
The president said he was reading the [9/11 Commission] report and found it "interesting."
The man who brags about not reading is "reading" the 9/11 Commission Report? Did they relocate the Crawford Pig Farm on Planet OH, Right Sure?

Next, there's this:

"It reads like a mystery, a novel. It's well written," Bush told The Associated Press in a brief interview just outside his home in Crawford.
It "reads like a mystery, a novel."

Hm. I thought he was the "main character."

He's probably wondering how it ends.

Then, there's this little gem:

Asked what he was gleaning from the report, he said, "I'm gleaning that was a well-thought-out plot by the enemy."

Is George W. with us or against us?

It "was a well-thought-out plot by the enemy."

Oh, invisible cloud being (of my choice) in the sky!
Did he really say that?

George W. must be completely clueless not to understand...


Wait! There's even more, if you can stand it:

"We've got work to do," he said, adding that the nation is "safe but not safe enough."

Please! Stop! I can't take this anymore!

Safe but not safe enough, and we've got work to do? LINK

George W. wants four more years, and he'll promise to make you safe if you send money and turn a blind eye when he cheats AGAIN.

Used car salesmen have better lines than that!

I would hope that we all learn something of value from the 9/11 attacks... And not just sift through the scant few fragments of useful information left "unclassified" by the Bush administration.

to glean

\Glean\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gleaned; p. pr. & vb. n. Gleaning.] [OE. glenen, OF. glener, glaner, F. glaner, fr. LL. glenare; cf. W. glan clean, glanh?u to clean, purify, or AS. gelm, gilm, a hand?ul.]

1. To gather after a reaper; to collect in scattered or fragmentary parcels, as the grain left by a reaper, or grapes left after the gathering.

2. To gather from (a field or vineyard) what is left.

To glean the broken ears after the man That the main harvest reaps.


The Gleaners

Jean Fran├žois Millet