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Thursday, December 11, 2003
Tonight’s the big night - I’ll be on the public affairs program “The Journal” at 8 p.m. on WBGU-TV Channel 27 to discuss the situation in Iraq. In the meantime, let’s talk turkey (from last weekend’s Bryan Times and today’s Northwest Signal):
More Bush lies! The Great Turkey Controversy
By PAUL A. MILLER
Well, he finally did it.
For three years, this writer, though critical of the administration on many specific points of policy, has steadfastly defended the fundamental goals expressed and initiated by George W. Bush as president.
No more. This president has finally done the unthinkable, demonstrating arrogant disregard for the truth, demeaning fellow Americans and using props for political theater.
I speak, of course, of Turkeygate.
Haven’t heard of it? Let me fill you in - I’m sure you’ll be as shocked - SHOCKED!!! - as I am.
It seems that the turkey President Bush was shown carrying out during his Thanksgiving in Baghdad was - GASP! - not the same one the troops were fed!
I know, I know - it’s hard to believe that our president would bring out a golden brown centerpiece only for show, while the soldiers were force fed pre-cooked bird, cafeteria style.
Some have defended this, believe it or not, claiming that a single bird could not have fed 600 hungry service personnel. Really? How big was the bird, hmm? Couldn’t they each have had a bite, a morsel, at least?
Besides, Bush could have sauntered out, Texas-style, with a pile of precooked sliced turkey breast. The troops would have figured out what it was soon enough. He only brought out a real turkey to lift the spirits of those 600 soldiers - not to
With my eyes opened to this Bush deception, I decided to reconsider other incidents with a new, skeptical, even conspiratorial, outlook. To my shock and horror, I found other examples of LIES!
Okay, that last one may actually be the plot to my favorite holiday movie (“Christmas Vacation” - rent it tonight!), but you get the point. In serious times like these, we can not have a president who blatantly walks around with a turkey he has no intention of serving.
I mean, really, what’s next? Nicely wrapped Christmas presents under the White House tree which are only empty boxes? A finely painted nutcracker soldier which can’t be used to crack nuts? Stockings hung on the mantle which have never been on anyone’s feet?
Democrats, you finally have the issue which will take down the Bush presidency. Go get him!
P.S. - I have recently noticed that it is important to add a disclaimer to such columns: The above is written with sarcastic intent. Any assumption that I have switched sides and become just another Bush-hater is incorrect.
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