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October 23, 2006

WB: Course Work

Billmon:

Bernhard over at Moon of Alabama took a stroll through the White House web site and found no less than eighteen of them (all of which no doubt will be scrubbed from the site by morning.)

Course Work

I disagree a bit with Billmon over this one. First, not me, but the whitehouse.gov search-engine did find 153 occurrences of "stay the course" - all in official documents and all caught with one simple search. About a third to half of those are direct utterings of Scrub, his wife or Cheney. I only copiedy 18 of those. There are many more of these. But just how long can you bear to walk through such crap?

Unlike Billmon I don't think they will scrub the site. They'll just further try to redefine the meaning of "stay the course". Dan Froomkin documented today how that effort is proceeding:

And on Friday, in what I suspect is the first time in briefing-room history, Snow banged his head against the podium in exasperation with a reporter who was trying to get him to confront some of his own contradictions.

Nobody said it's easy, but banging his head will not deminish Snow's abilities for a real debate like the above with the usual press room trash - so why shouldn't he continue to so so?

As long as the media keeps reporting the official talk without taking a position in favor of reality, no facts will matter. If "stay the course" now suddenly means to dissolve the US Army, who would dare to report otherwise?

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BTW:

Where is that Repub victory party on Nov. 8 taking place? I could use a free drink by then ...

Posted by b on October 23, 2006 at 05:35 PM | Permalink

Comments

Where is that Repub victory party on Nov. 8 taking place?

EXCUUUUSE ME!

get yer butt to the states bernhard, we'll show you a party, unless diebold kicks in. then you will have to drink a the rethug trough.

Posted by: annie | Oct 23, 2006 9:00:34 PM | 1

Around my house for a couple of years or more now whenever we heard "Stay the course" we'd go, "AWWK!!! STAY THE COURSE!" in our best parrot imitations.

Now what?

Posted by: beq | Oct 23, 2006 9:10:29 PM | 2

What's a Republican drink versus a Democratic drink? Cause, uh, I'm drinking whiskey and would rather not have it sullied. With either mixer.

Posted by: Rowan | Oct 23, 2006 9:43:06 PM | 3

a dem drink is a fuck you. a dem drink is give us some good damn health care.
a dem drink is let the world know we hate the motherfuchker, if a judge dies we will have our way. a dem vote is conyers in foriegn policy and an opening of oversite, a dem vote is a woman in the highest elected position ever

a dem vote is something god damit!

ps, i'm drinkin whiskey too, and i can't stand any of them!

Posted by: annie | Oct 23, 2006 9:56:38 PM | 4

Haha, you're right, annie, whiskey makes me confrontational as well.

Posted by: Rowan | Oct 23, 2006 10:10:22 PM | 5


[What's a Republican drink versus a Democratic drink?]

Shhhhh, The Bush administration is introducing "The New Coke".

Posted by: anna missed | Oct 23, 2006 10:10:30 PM | 6

After a zillion references to "stay the course," these creeps are now going to try to say, "Well, let me tell you what I meant by that."

How ridiculous.

But the wingnuts will buy it.

Posted by: Roland Stroud | Oct 24, 2006 12:26:08 AM | 7

What's a Republican drink versus a Democratic drink?]

Republican: Hemlock martini with a dash of arsenic, on the rocks.

Democrat: Watered down near beer with a little pink umbrella in it.

Posted by: billmon | Oct 24, 2006 12:35:39 AM | 8

Greens: organic microbrews at room temperature

Libertarians: home 'stilled, duty-free moonshine

Posted by: catlady | Oct 24, 2006 12:46:41 AM | 9

Democrat: Watered down near beer with a little pink umbrella in it.

Shudder ...

Posted by: b | Oct 24, 2006 12:47:39 AM | 10

catlady - then the greens will spill their beers on themselves intentionally.

Clinton Democrats: warm Southern Comfort mixed with ginger ale.

Posted by: Rowan | Oct 24, 2006 1:10:11 AM | 11

Anna: Shhhhh, The Bush administration is introducing "The New Coke".

And it's probably the same as the old *snort* coke.

Posted by: Sizemore | Oct 24, 2006 2:27:49 AM | 12

same as the old *snort* coke.

nah, freebase. kills ya faster.

Posted by: annie | Oct 24, 2006 4:16:20 AM | 13

Bush buries 'stay the course' slogan for Iraq

Mon Oct 23, 6:19 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush has retired his "stay the course" slogan for Iraq.

"He's stopped using it," said spokesman Tony Snow. "It allowed critics to say, well, here's an administration that's just embarked upon a policy and not looking at what the situation is, when, in fact, it's just the opposite."

more:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061023/ts_alt_afp/usiraqpoliticsbush>Yahoo News

Posted by: Noirette | Oct 24, 2006 10:03:39 AM | 14

God bless You Tube... you can't get away with this type of baldfaced lying any more!

Stay the Course...

Posted by: Bea | Oct 24, 2006 6:06:26 PM | 15

God bless You Tube... you can't get away with this type of baldfaced lying any more! Hope the Democrats are running a similar ad - has anyone seen one?

Stay the Course...

Posted by: Bea | Oct 24, 2006 6:08:10 PM | 16

Now how that post twice... sorry!! Must have hit post before I was really done. If the PTB can delete one of those, please do.

Posted by: Bea | Oct 24, 2006 7:07:12 PM | 17

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