"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Monday, February 13, 2006

TIME.com: First Photo of Bush and Abramoff -- Page 1

TIME.com: First Photo of Bush and Abramoff -- Page 1: "When TIME reported in January that it had viewed unpublished photographs of Abramoff with Bush, aides responded that the pictures meant nothing since the President is photographed with thousands of supporters and White House visitors every year. "

Blandly reacted like so.

"Now, finally, the first such photo has come to light." As enlightened as the NYTimes/MSM can be. CNN is on top of it too, with in depth conjecture: "It was unclear what interaction Abramoff had with the president at the meeting, but a White House aide described it as a "drop-by," which means Bush may not have stayed for long."

Whoa, this story is starting to get bigger, Time is up to 1,939 words, plus 1,000 words for the publication of one picture and we're up to 2,939. Not bad considering they're just pictures and do not speak, however, participants in the meeting from 2001 do.

'"Benigno Fitial, the governor of the Northern Mariana Islands, "He knew quite a few of the people in the room; I know that because he called them by their first name. The responses showed that the President was no stranger to these people, he said. "And the response was very warm on both sides." '

Hmmm, good memory and strange that there is a politician out there (Bush) that remembers names, faces and can appear warm...


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