I know Bush’s recent visit to Canada isn’t very newsworthy outside of the Great White North, but the news coverage up here really gave me some insight as to why W. is so popular with so many Americans.
Bush and Martin were answering questions in the obiligatory news conference, and Bush took the opportunity to thank the people who came out to welcome him at Ottawa International Airport.
He said he really appreciated all the people that came out to wave… "with all five fingers anyway:.
My wife and I just looked at each other and had such a great laugh. What a genuinely funny moment. I immediately loved this guy. Scarily enough I felt oddly bonded to this affable, plain speaking cowboy of a fellow.
Now I have actually felt the love that many Americans have for their Commander in Chief.
Then of course I woke up and was reminded of some of the bad things that his administration has done. Then I felt sad and dirty.
Scarily enough I felt oddly bonded to this affable, plain speaking cowboy of a fellow.
As has been said, this is a completely manufactured image. Bush is a northeastern Yale educated rich boy. He is plain speaking in the sense that he has no respect for people to tell them the truth. Videos from his younger years paint him as callous and rude. Now he is both callous and rude, but he is taught to hide it.
It doesn’t help that the joke is hypocritical in that it tries to paint the President as a leader who bravely continues to make himself accessible to those that would give him the finger, while in reality people who show even the slightest signs of disagreement are kept far away and out of sight at any public outing.
And “your” candidate, Kerry, had a better idea how the “normal” people live? LOL!
Face it girls, your liberal weenie leanings are out of style with the voters, and until you all come down to earth with the rest of us, the most you can hope for is to come here and preach to the choir.