Saturday, January 22, 2005

Is W a shill for Rice or Rove?

Interesting perspective from Colbert King:


Boxer said to Rice: "I personally believe -- this is my personal view -- that your loyalty to the mission you were given, to sell the war, overwhelmed your respect for the truth." Loyalty to the mission you were given, to sell the war. Ponder the weight of that statement. It comes close, at least in spirit, to the picture of Rice sketched by political cartoonist Pat Oliphant a few weeks ago. In case you missed it, Oliphant drew a big-lipped, bucktooth Rice perched like a parrot on President Bush's arm. Bush was speaking to Rice in baby talk, with Rice replying: "Awwrk!! OK Chief. Anything you say, Chief. You Bet, Chief. You're my HERO, Chief."

It's hard to imagine a more demeaning and offensive caricature of a prospective secretary of state, let alone the most senior official on the national security staff. It's equally difficult to understand what prompted Boxer to imply that Rice is little more than a diligent echo of Bush's thoughts. There's nothing in Rice's background or in her performance to suggest that she is a mindless follower of presidential orders. In fact, Rice comes across as just the opposite.

End slice:

Either way, Bush is someone's puppet. He sure ain't working for over half the population.

Some actually think Bush is the antichrist, or has potential links with Satan. Hummm, Personally, I am not so sure W is that well connected, but close. Now, Karl Rove as the devil? I can see it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I though Barbara Boxer's comments in the Rice hearings were right on. Barbara was trashed widely for "badmouthing" Rice. But all Boxer did was use Rice's comments to show how inconsistent she was. Rice's comback was "Please don't impune my integrity". But to me, this comment was for soundbite purposes only, so that the networks could play it out of context to misscharacterise Boxers comments; which they did, this was the soundbite played by my local station (Fisher Broadcasting) in seattle.