More Liberal lies and smears
Slate has their "Bushisms" where they can laugh and yuk it up about what a maroon the President is. Today's Bushism is this:
"[A]s you know, these are open forums, you're able to come and listen to what I have to say."—Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 2003
Most people would shake their head and move on. Not Eugene Volokh! No, Mr. Volokh actually finds the speech that it came from! There, we find out that Bush is discussing fundraising events with a couple of reporters, and his remarks suddenly make sense:
THE PRESIDENT: . . . Ed, and then Bob, and then I'm going to go eat lunch.
Q: Are we invited? (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: It depends on your question.
Q: Fair enough. Mr. President, you talked about politics. For weeks, if not months now, when questions have been posed to members of your team, those questions have been dismissed as politics, and a time will come later to address those questions. You, indeed, have said that, yourself. How can the public differentiate between reality and politics, when you and your campaign have raised over $80 million and you're saying that the season has not started?
THE PRESIDENT: You're not invited to lunch. (Laughter.)
Look, we are -- we're arming, raising money to wage a campaign. And there will be an appropriate time for me to engage politically; that is, in the public forum. Right now, I'm -- yes, no question, I'm going out to our friends and supporters and saying, would you mind contributing to the campaign for the year '04? To me, that's -- and that's a part of politics, no question about it. And as you know, these are open forums, you're able to come and listen to what I have to say.
To me, there's a difference between that and actually engaging potential opponents in a public discourse in a debate. And there will be ample time for that. There will be ample time to differentiate views and to defend records in the face of political criticism. And I know that the campaign has started for some, in terms of the public debate from a political perspective. It just hadn't for me yet.
Now, this isn't a little slip of the tounge, this is a rag deliberately taking the president's remarks out of context, and spinning them to make the president look as bad as possible. Volokh nails it. And in my opinion, the smear campain is just starting up. Look for more lies, slander, and mud-slinging than you can ever imaging coming from the Left. Because the Left is ideologicly bankrupt, with nary any kind of plan, coherent thought, or idea for progress to be found in the whole damn Donk party. So, they're going to attempt to kill Bush with their lies and outright distortions.
Oh, THAT liberal media.