Sunday, September 04, 2005
And, to dispel any doubts that this could affect his leadership, he said he was following advice given to him by Democrat Robert Strauss: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you need to concentrate on."
The above is a quote from a BBC article lists NUMEROUS Quotes attributed to Bu$h:
"To those people I say, I say... Dick, what do I say?"
"These stories about my intellectual capacity do get under my skin a little bit," the president told journalists during the white-tie dinner which it is customary for US presidents to attend.
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you need to concentrate on."
The quotes that SEEM to have been Scrubbed, Expunged, Scoured, Dinfected, Extracted Purged or otherwise DISTORTED by at least 2 OFFICIAL United States Government websites ( Whitehouse.gov and SSA.gov ), Might be explained this way: (Possibly due to scrubbing there is only one official whitehouse website that contains both the words "fool" and "concentrate" that results after a google search. At this point, A very large Question Mark flew from my head and cracked the stucco on my ceiling. Here is why, the person that I was able to find quoting those 2 words was an (at this point to me) unknown member of the press pool, EN ROUTE TO KANSAS on AF-1 at 10:20 A.M. EST March 26, 2001. I am not sure if I am going off on a tangent here, But at This Time of day is before Bu$h Speaks to Employees of Bajan Industries in Kansas City, (11:50 A.M. CST )
This Merely means that Bu$h MAY NOT have said "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones I have to concentrate on." ....YET (at this point, that day).
Why did I just make reference to 2 seemingly unrelated sources?
Basically to demonstrate the FACT that the mind set was SO PREVALENT within the inner circle of the whitehouse. A journalist(?) (B.T.W. When did Guckert/Gannon start in the whitehouse press pool?) was using that same sing-song quote the very morning of the Gridiron Club dinner for the National Press Club where Bu$h, IS ALSO TO HAVE SAID: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones I have to concentrate on."
NOW we come to the problem,
A Washington Post article reveals that when a (non-person) jokster/prankster/idiot/buffoon/moron would have quite an easy time saying just the things that are TRULY on ones mind:
It's officially off the record, but of the wink-wink and nudge-nudge type -- we're not expecting a subpoena for leaking a punch line. Besides, the unofficial rule of the evening is that the 600 or so pundits and politicians in the room are supposed to at least act like they have a sense of humor
"People really try hard to be funny," said Gridiron veteran and Reagan administration speechwriter Landon Parvin. "They take it seriously. Politicians didn't get where they are by being funny. Gridiron night they have to switch over -- it's not easy."
Where is the Nataional Press Club member that has the slightest bit of GONADS, that will break out with an ACTUAL AUDIO RECORDING of Bu$h saying "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones I have to concentrate on." ????