I don’t know about the rest of you but I think Bill Maher is one of the most insightful and intelligent people when he speaks about politics. Here are some recent comments (July 22) by Maher when he was interviewed by Larry King: cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0407/22/lkl.00.html
MAHER: I watched the news all day today and there was surprisingly little mention of the fact that President Bush opposed this report(9/11 commission). I think that’s the key.
KING: He didn’t want to have the commission? MAHER: He stonewalled it every inch of the way. Graydon Carter wrote about it in “Vanity Fair” this week. He outlined every step of the way. And it’s true. This president did not want this report out there. And you know, for people who are, you know, I’m not Republican or Democrat, but I’m not making a secret I don’t want this president reelected. But I think for people who do, for people who are Bush supporters, they really need to look in the mirror and ask themselves, because they consider themselves more patriotic usually, the Republicans, was that the patriotic thing to do? Who do you love more? George Bush or your country? If you love your country more, wouldn’t you say that the president should have wanted this report?
Cableguy responds: Excellent point, Bill. Why are the Republicans so intent on keeping in office a man who clearly didn’t want the facts to come out about one of the worst days in American history? How can anyone who loves America vote for Bush? The mind boggles.
Maher on the distraction with Sandy Berger:
MAHER: Right. Because he couldn’t do all the cramming at the government building, he had to take it home at night. So the question becomes not, gee, was Iran the right country to attack? I mean, Iraq or Iran? Or the question becomes what does Sandy Berger have in his pants?
You know, it’s – it’s a way to distract us. And that’s what they’re very good at. I mean, they did it with John Kerry. John Kerry who, you know, is a legitimate war hero. Somehow it became, you know, John Kerry threw his medals away. Is John Kerry a coward because he had the nerve to come back from Vietnam alive? They’re able to make the argument look like it’s on a level playing field when it’s not. John Kerry was the guy whose Swift boat was on the Mekong Delta and he had literally charged the shore and killed the guy in the spider hole. George Bush is the guy who when the aide says, sir, the country is under attack, sits there for seven minutes, frozen. He choked. That’s what’s called choking in sports. When you can’t move."
Cableguy says: Again, excellent comments, Bill. Kerry went to war for his country and Bush used his connections to not have to do the same. Which man should be in charge of the USA? It’s clear to me so why do the Republicans have such a difficult time seeing it? Kerry fought while Bush stayed home and, oh, er, um, what exactly was Bush doing while Kerry was fighting? Someone should check the whorehouses on the Mexico/Texas border. Perhaps there are some Bushy looking Mexicans living near there.
I can’t wait until November when Bush goes back to Texas and Kerry/Edwards start to clean up the mess Bush made.