Debate Monkey

Bush’s most annoying “jus’ folks” bit of wisdom from last night? When he responded to Kerry’s statement that Bush had said he wasn’t concerned about Bin Laden with “That must be one of those exaggerations.”

Ahem: From a transcript of a March 13 2003 press conference (available at the friggin’ WHITE HOUSE website, fer chrissakes):

“Q    But don’t you believe that the threat that bin Laden posed won’t truly be eliminated until he is found either dead or alive?

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, as I say, we haven’t heard much from him.  And I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s at the center of any command structure.  And, again, I don’t know where he is.  I  —  I’ll repeat what I said.  I truly am not that concerned about him.  I know he is on the run.  I was concerned about him, when he had taken over a country.  I was concerned about the fact that he was basically running Afghanistan and calling the shots for the Taliban.”

…and naturally, Ma and Pa Kettle in Lower Stumblefuck, Kentucky will think that Bush scored points on that one, because they’ll never be told otherwise.

National Media? Hello? Hello?

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