December 12, 2003
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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Andrew Card's memory is apparently FUBAR, that much-used unofficial military acronym for "F***ed up beyond all recognition."
You see, Card, George W. Bush's Chief of Staff, recently admonished John Kerry for saying, in a Rolling Stone interview, "Did I expect George Bush to f*** it up as badly as he did? I don't think anybody did" The "it" Kerry refers to is Iraq, which George has indeed f***ed up.
But, despite how f***ed up Iraq truly is, Card gives the impression that the White House is quite prissy about the use of vulgarities and considers the colorful language more of an issue than the situation in Iraq.
"I'm very disappointed that he would use that kind of language," Card said on a Sunday news program. "I'm hoping that he's apologizing at least to himself."
Perhaps Card wasn't in the room when Bush walked by Condoleeza Rice's office, stuck his head in the door and said, "F*** Saddam."
Or maybe Card wasn't told that on an election campaign stop in 2000, Bush called a New York Times reporter a "major league a**hole."
We guess Card just wasn't around in 1988, when Bush was asked what he discusses with his father when they don't talk politics and George W. proudly responded, "P***y."
Or in 1992, when Bush greeted Wall Street Journal Reporter Al Hunt by telling him, "You F***ing son of a bitch. I saw what you wrote. We're not going to forget this."
Card's memory must really be FUBAR for him not to be aware of these
incidents. And because this language was used after Bush
gave up drinking -- or so we're told -- we can only assume that he and
his testerone-addled staff amuse themselves endlessly with these kinds
of macho outbursts and vulgarity.
Of course it is. That's what's called HYPOCRISY, and that's why the blushing and demure Andrew Card is the BuzzFlash Hypocrite of the Week.
We should also mention that Card, on the same Sunday news program, declared that the question of whether or not Americans were led into war based on false intelligence and information was, and we are quoting, "a moot point."
Well, over 400 American soldiers have now died in Iraq and thousands have been wounded, the large number or Iraqis killed is unknown because the Bush administration won't reveal the figures, and billions of our tax dollars have been wasted destroying Iraq and attempting to rebuild it.
And then Card says its "a moot point" whether or not the reasons Bush gave were lies? That, as the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently noted in an editorial, is the REAL vulgarity.
John Kerry was partially right. The war in Iraq is most definitely f***ed up, but so is the administration that started it and its representatives, like Andrew Card, who keep trying to distract us with their hypocritical bull***t.
Until next week, this is BuzzFlash.com signing off with our motto: So many Republican hypocrites, so little time. Catch up with you soon.
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