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10:09 AM on 08/05/2009
"aides who cut their teeth in their administration say the experience was invaluable."

Yes - if you consider learning how to lie, misdirect, conceal and take responsibility for nothing to be valuable, then being in the Bush Cheney White House was for you. How else could you learn to shuck your morals, personal and work ethics, and any compassion for the people who earn an honest living through honest labor?
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10:15 AM on 08/05/2009
ALL politicians of both major parties lie, misdirect and conceal. If they don't they wouldn't get elected in the first place or hold on for longer than one term.
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teron678
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10:23 AM on 08/05/2009
Bush didn't just lie ........ he indulged in all sorts of unconstitutional things ...... & you folks just kept following him over the cliff ..... everything Dubya promised in 2000 & 2004 ..... to you sheeple was a big f.at lie .....
10:24 AM on 08/05/2009
Yes, you are correct. So I take it that you are OK with such things in the Bush administration like Iraq and Plame and prescription drug prices under medicare insurance. And if Obama administration did likewise you would accept it because everyone does it.
10:23 AM on 08/05/2009
Say what you want about Bush, the invasion of Iraq, despicable wartime policies, and the spending on the needless war. But I'd be hard pressed to call him a man without any human compassion. He spearheaded many efforts to aid African countries, with absolutely nothing to gain from it. Not even press coverage, since most of it happened behind the scenes, without any of the grandstanding publicity one has come to expect from those in washington.

I won't ever agree with the vast majority of Bush's policies and beliefs, which have done a lot of damage to our own country, but I don't think he's quite the villan so many of us want to make him out to be. Mostly, I think he was simply wrong.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7831460.stm
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10:34 AM on 08/05/2009
Bush -- the most... incompetent man... in the world. He doesn't always drink beer, but when he does... he drinks Lone Star beer. Stay stupid, my friends.
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10:38 AM on 08/05/2009
Hitler brought Germany out of the depths of their depression and Mussolini made the trains run on time. Evil leaders can still do things that are good. Doesn't make those leaders any less evil.
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gschear
Max Baucus: What's in your wallet?
10:09 AM on 08/05/2009
Special attention needs to be paid to defeating these 8. Bush needs to be shown what his legacy amounts to.If we can't do it in the courts we need to do it at the ballot box.
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10:16 AM on 08/05/2009
Vote early and often ;)
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DenveRockwell
Former Repub. Now I pay taxes.
10:18 AM on 08/05/2009
B-but... I thought we wouldn't know his legacy for hundreds of years!
09:56 AM on 08/05/2009
The 'plan' is Jeb Bush in 2012 and Erik Prince is in place to make it happen.

read about Erik Prince on HuffPost: Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Implicated in Murder
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PWM
Eisenhower Republicans are liberals
10:05 AM on 08/05/2009
I live in Florida, Jeb was not much of a govenor and if he cannot handle a state, what makes anyone think he can handle a nation.
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lesterbud
Facts ARE Liberty
10:10 AM on 08/05/2009
Junior was a remarkable governor of Texas???
There was NO evidence he could possibly handle being President.
He was placed in office anyway.
He didn't work out so well.
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JanSP1971
10:37 AM on 08/05/2009
He made sure his brother won the election didn't he? I guess he thinks it's his turn now.
10:49 AM on 08/05/2009
I live in Florida, and Jeb was sort of "meh" as a governor. He never really did much of anything. Even being a Republican, I wouldn't vote for him. Action, even if it's action that I might disagree with, is better than doing nothing at all. People need to stand for something.
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gurukalehuru
cwtc7
09:56 AM on 08/05/2009
This is what comes from failure to drive a stake thro....oh, excuse me, I meant to say "prosecute."
02:41 PM on 08/05/2009
It can still happen, after healthcare. Agree about the stake. We are dealing with vampires.
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me again
Slapping down stupidity at every turn
09:52 AM on 08/05/2009
Will add to the further disfunctionality of an already disfuntional party.
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Deli
Life after death, why wait?
09:47 AM on 08/05/2009
Rove and Cheney are still running things for the Republicans.
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JanSP1971
10:39 AM on 08/05/2009
True fact, and we know how stupid they think the American people are. They have gotten away with more crimes and they have proven over and over again they can tell the republican party anything and they will follow.
10:50 AM on 08/05/2009
And it's very unfortunate, not all of us are pinheaded neo-cons.
09:45 AM on 08/05/2009
It just depends on their districts. I live in SW Georgia and they could win in some districts in the south. However, that is about the only place connections to GWB wouldn't sink your chances.
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HairFarmer
09:42 AM on 08/05/2009
funniest non comedy piece ever.. these hacks have absoluttely ZERO chance especially if they're going to tout their Cheney/bush ties HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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chriss0114
the meanderings of a madman
10:58 AM on 08/05/2009
NEVER "misunderestimate" the vast stupidity of the electorate [W in 04]
09:40 AM on 08/05/2009
It will be interesting to see if they can come up with a policy platform.
09:30 AM on 08/05/2009
Why would anyone want to put on their resume that they were part of the worst presidential administration in history. Again this should be a lesson to anyone in power that loyalty alone does not qualify somebody for a job. What comes to my mind when mentioning the Bush admin, Bushbots.
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10:22 AM on 08/05/2009
These people are bureaucrats, this is what they do, no matter which party or administration they worked for - There are many, many Bush appointees and officials in government at all levels right now. Same can be said for most every other administration of the latter part of the 20th century.
11:34 AM on 08/05/2009
Sorry, you have beareaucrats confused with Senior Executive Service. Portman, Hastert, et al aren't career government workers who just happened to wind up working under Bush - they are political appointees who actively sought jobs in the political arm of the White House.

There are many SES jobs that you have to have certain credentials for (running Medicare for example) but many are just handouts to political hacks or donors. Almost all such appointees are loyal members of their party with some level of campaign or other political experience. The really bad ones are where someone who is unqualified but politically connected is put in a job with real responsibilities (FEMA/Brownie).
09:29 AM on 08/05/2009
A tip for these eight:

Rather than admit you hooked up with bushco anytime between '00 and '08, lie and say you were in rehab or prison or even in a coma. You'll get way more votes that way.
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HairFarmer
09:43 AM on 08/05/2009
hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha
02:41 PM on 08/05/2009
True.
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Bude
My Brain Hurts!
09:25 AM on 08/05/2009
Daddy's gonna by me an office?

I'm from Illinois.

I've got one word to say about that, Bullsh!t !
09:18 AM on 08/05/2009
I wonder if daddy taught about working for the lobbyist. Maybe he learned from Abramhoff.
09:05 AM on 08/05/2009
Are they birthers?
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BrickSykes
"Professor, Harvard; Chess Mixmaster
08:54 AM on 08/05/2009
Are these people Serious? Hastert's son thinks nobody will remember the millions his daddy stole from that road project? Yeah, dream on, boys. You'd all be a whole lot smarter if you just came right out and changed parties!

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