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Another kool-aid drinker calls Bush’s public speaking: “An excellent model.”

Posted by Bill Nance on November 11, 2008

This statement from John H. Hinderaker defies belief:

Obama thinks he is a good talker, but he is often undisciplined when he speaks. He needs to understand that as President, his words will be scrutinized and will have impact whether he intends it or not. In this regard, President Bush is an excellent model; Obama should take a lesson from his example. Bush never gets sloppy when he is speaking publicly.

Oh, but it gets better. You see Hinderaker is referring to this article, appearing in the Rev. Moon’s wholly-owned newspaper, The Washington Times, which claims Obama may have promised Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski that the U.S. would continue to deploy a missile shield in that country. Apparently Kaczynski posted this claim on his website. Obama staffers vociferously denied the claim, and sure enough:

WARSAW, Poland:The Polish president’s office backtracked Sunday on a previous claim that U.S. president-elect Barack Obama had promised Poland to continue the Bush administration’s multibillion-dollar missile defense program.

Presidential aide Michal Kaminski said Obama “made no declaration on missile defense.” But Kaminski did not explain why Polish President Lech Kaczynski had claimed Saturday that Obama told him “the missile defense project would continue.”

In an interview on TVN24 news Sunday, Kaminski said Kaczynski and Obama talked on the phone late Friday about Polish-U.S. military cooperation, but that Obama “did not make any promises specifically regarding the shield.”

So let’s gt this straight. No doubt Obama made noises about continuing close ties with Poland, but the man who has been notably one of the more cautious U.S. politicians in decades claims he made no specific promises. Poland’s president personally throws something up on his blog, which his own staff quickly retracts, and this is supposed to show what a great model Geroge Bush should be?

Seriously?

The Bush Administration, mercifully only a few weeks from leaving office, has been a colossal failure on virtually every front. It has committed some of the worst foreign policy blunders on record, wrecked a once thriving economy, tarnished our honor with torture, and with it’s fingers in it’s ears, loudly yelled “la, la, la, I can’t hear you,” every time someone has suggested things weren’t going so well.

But even now, with approval ratings lower than Richard Nixon had when he left office, having left his party a shattered wreck, having alienated an entire generation of Americans from the GOP brand, people have the temerity to defend this twit.

Mr. Hinderaker, you remind me of someone else:

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One Response to “Another kool-aid drinker calls Bush’s public speaking: “An excellent model.””

  1. […] Another kool-aid drinker calls Bush’s public speaking: “An excellent model.” This statement from John H. Hinderaker defies belief: Obama thinks he is a good talker, but he is often undisciplined when he speaks. He needs to understand that as President, his words will be scrutinized and will have impact whether he intends it or not. In this regard, President Bush is an excellent model; Obama should take a lesson from his example. Bush never gets sloppy when he is speaking publicly. […]

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