As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

The Bus Tour

Apparently Bush cannot tell the difference between a bus and a plane.

President Bush's bus tour is a scam on several levels. First, he isn't actually using the bus: "The bus tour, about 60 miles through western Ohio, actually includes two airplane flights — one from Detroit to Toledo and another from Toledo to Dayton."

Detroit to Toledo, by the way, doesn't take more than an hour or so. This is the guy calling John Kerry a patrician. If you want to fly around the country to show how big your balls are, fine. Just don't call it a bus tour.

Second, Bush skipped mentioning the torture -- and that's what it is, by the way -- of Iraqis in U.S. custody... He did mention that the "world is better off without Saddam Hussein in power," and that "torture rooms are closed."

They're still spouting this line of bullshit? The same week that Sy Hersh's article in the New Yorker, a must-read, documents the abuse we've already seen photographically? Hey idiot, we re-opened the torture rooms. Under new management. Remember? Oh yeah, you don't read the paper.

And in addition, the "town hall meetings" are by invitation only and the questions are planted. We wouldn't want another situation where the President had to think on his feet, now, would we?