Bush Says Lawsuits Stand in Way of OB/GYN's 'Practicing Their Love with Women'

To hear Bush flub it, malpractice lawsuits just get in the way of doctors being able to take advantage of female patients! AP reports: "Bush apparently mixed up his words Monday while delivering his usual campaign speech about the rising cost of health care. 'We need to do something about these frivolous lawsuits that are running up the cost of your health care and running good docs out of business,' Bush said. 'We've got an issue in America. Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many OB/GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country.' " On a serious note, caps on malpractice suits have been tried - notably in California - and guess what happened? Patient costs remained the same, doctors still paid through the nose, and the insurance companies pocketed all the savings.

Dr. Freud--The White House is Calling

George Bush's much ridiculed speech last week is a Freudian Orange Alert. While the first part of George Bush's speech about the new Defense budget has received much airplay and generated much hilarity, what hasn't been noticed is the second world-class Freudian slip he throws in next. After announcing that our enemies..."never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we," Bush goes on to say, "We must never stop thinking about how best to offend our country. We must always be forward thinking." Check it out. You know there should be a D there...that there has to be a D before the efend, but, even after a $417 billion Department of Defense appropriation, Bush still has no D, and we are certainly offended.

The English as a Second Language Crowd Scoffs at 'Bush's Battles with His Mother Tongue

Even the folks in India are getting a good laugh off Bush's latest screw up. The Hindustan Times reports :"American President George W Bush's "battles with the English language" are like a gift that keeps on giving a "palliative to these rather grim times," a leading US-based columnist noted on Friday. Al Kamen, writing on The Washington Post" cited Bush's latest: ""Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking ahead new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." White House spokesman Scott McClellan said his boss' misstatement "just shows even the most straightforward and plainspoken people misspeak [they just don't make it a daily habit when heard by millions].. But the American people know this President speaks with clarity and conviction, and the terrorists know by his actions he means it." Means what? That he never stops thinking of ways to harm the US?! LOL!

Bush Exhibits Low Performance on His High Performance Bike

NYT: "Bush rode up punishing climbs and down steep dirt paths on his high-performance bicycle on Monday, at one point sailing over the handlebars and landing on his back. He dusted himself off from his fall on a treacherous descent, waved away his medics and kept rolling, a small cut on his knee and dirt on his back the only signs of the accident. He allowed that he was a bit shaken up. Mr. Bush was indulging his new hobby, which he sees as a way to raise his heart rate and spend time outdoors without hurting his achy knees."

The Most Unqualified Job Holders on Earth: the Bush Administration

Flash back to 2001. What was the top concern of many observers as the Bush administration took shape? The outrageous lack of appropriate experience made worse by an even more outrageous conflict of interest. Bush dares to criticize Edwards when his Chief of Staff was his father's chauffer? Wrote Geov Parrish and Maria Tomchick : few of his top administrative picks can be considered "moderate," and the ones that can generally have at least one of the two other problems common to Bush's appointees: they are either weak yes-persons or completely unqualified for the job. (For example, of the four financial posts, only one, Larry Lindsey, a zealous Reaganomics advocate, has any Wall Street experience at all.) Bush's "Iron Triangle" of senior advisors will wield far more White House influence than his Cabinet."

Bush Press Conference: What was Karl Rove Thinking!?

Bush's demeanor during the press conference was mostly smirky and self-righteous, then later, as he was (gasp!) asked real questions, peevish. If anyone was expecting a coherent game plan for Iraq or the shouldering of any responsibility on 9/11, they must have been sorely disappointed. Worse, in some places, G.W. was only a cigarette paper's breadth this side of incoherent: On the August 6 memo: "It was also an indication, as you mentioned, that bin Laden might want to hijack an airplane but, as you said, not to fly into a building, but perhaps to release a person in jail. In other words, he would serve it as a blackmail. Now, in the - what's called the PDB, there was a warning about bin Laden's desires on America. But, frankly, I didn't think there was anything new. I mean, major newspapers had talked about bin Laden's desires on hurting America." And this passes for "presidential?"

Bush Admits in Press Conference, 'This is Scripted'!!!

THE RESIDENT: "The risk of doing nothing, the risk of hoping that Saddam Hussein changes his mind and becomes a gentle soul, the risk that somehow -- that inaction will make the world safer, is a risk I'm not willing to take for the American people. We'll be there in a minute. King, John King. This is a scripted -- (laughter)." Was that a joke? As Mark Crispin Miller describes in 'The Bush Dyslexicon', this sounds like one of those moments where Bush inadvertently reveals the truth. Hey George - Karl Rove and Mike Gerson didn't tell you to pull back the curtain on them!

Making Us Less Safe: Bush's Loose, Arrogant Tongue and Bellicose Policies Raise National Security Concerns - and Breed Anti-Americanism Abroad

"Bush's followers hail his tough comments as proof of his straight-talking style and his 'moral clarity.' But his often-insulting remarks about political and international adversaries also raise questions about whether [his] loose tongue is becoming a national security danger to the American people...Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria has written that anti-Americanism is emerging as the planet's 'default ideology,' which translates into deepening threats against Americans, both as individuals and as a people. But the anger may be less anti-American than anti-Bush. Respondents to international surveys often stress that they like Americans but oppose Bush administration policies...'Although the GOP machine has spun his elementary goofs as signs of kinship with the Common Man, they are in fact an insult to the people,' writes Mark Crispin Miller in The Bush Dyslexicon. 'Every bit of broken English, every flash of comfy ignorance, reminds us of a privilege blithely squandered.'"

Take the Dubya Quote Quiz

Mad Kane writes, "Dubya's use of the English language is so ... uh ... creative, that it's often hard to tell a made-up quote from the real enchilada. So as a public service, I offer the first annual Dubya Quote Quiz. Each question consists of four quotes -- three of which George Dubya really said and one of which is a fictitious quote straight out of my satirical Dubya's Dayly Diary. So have a good time testing your Bush quote knowledge. You'll find a link to the answers at the end. No cheating now!"

What Kind of Fool is Bush?

In TN, Bush was as inarticulate as ever. "There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again." Amazingly, this incoherent babble was "translated" by the AP: "He's not going to fool anybody," Bush said (http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2002/09/18/iraqaction/index.html).

Salon's Bushed! is Back - With a Vengence

Jake Tapper reveals the inner scholar we all should have heard when fumble mouth Dubya took center stage. Here's the intro: "George Bush, scholar of ancient Grecian! A White House staffer reveals that his boss has mastered George Eliot, Tocqueville, Aristotle and Wordsworth -- and if you believe that, you can kiss my Posterior Analytics." And on page two: "But would Tocqueville [have] called Adam Clymer an a**hole?"

America Stand Tall! Our Resident 'Doesn't Actually Have Two Heads'!

Bush's European trip was a joke. The Europeans know it. the Americans know it... heck, by now even Wookies know it! But the Bush folks are trying to turn the sow's ear into a silk purse - sort of. Condoleezza Rice says Bush's oafishness abroad was just "Cultural dissonance." Bush called it "jet lag." The Brookings Institute's Philip Gordon (once a real think tank, the BI's now just another corporate front group) called it "unsophistication." Paul J. Saunders of the Nixon Center REALLY stretched the apologia, saying that Bush actually helped his image in Germany: "A number of the German parliamentarians expected to see a two-headed monster and were pleasantly surprised that the president has just one head." HUH????? Instead of having a leader we can be proud of because of his ideals and achievements, the best we can say is "well, he doesn't actually have two heads?!"

European Tour is a Feast of Bushisms

We need "to help Russia securitize the dismantling - the dismantled nuclear warheads." ... "We hold dear what our Declaration of Independence says, that all have got uninalienable rights, endowed by a Creator."... "It's going to take a lot of brains in Russia to create a drain"... "Very good, the guy memorizes four words, and he plays like he's intercontinental."... "Now I'm literate in two languages." If only he were fluent in ONE!

Bush Performance in France Suggests He Is Either Drinking Again or Truly Mentally Impaired

"Bush seemed tired and out of sorts during the brief news conference with Chirac and at one point forgot a reporter's question: 'That's what happens when you're over 55.' Turning to the 69-year-old Chirac, he added, 'You know what I mean.'" After referring to the French leader as "Jacques," Bush paused and said, "I guess I should call you President Chirac." Moments later, Bush again referred to him as "Jacques." Bush, out until midnight Saturday on a caviar-and-foie-gras [and champagne?] boat cruise in St. Petersburg, had trouble understanding some questions and said at one point, "Whew, lot of questions here." When Chirac called on a U.S. reporter, Bush remarked sharply that "that's generally not the way it's done," adding later to Chirac: "I'll call on the Americans." When a U.S. reporter addressed a question to Chirac in French, Bush [quipped], "The guy memorizes four words, and he plays like he's intercontinental," adding, "Quebueno -- now I'm literate in two languages." GROAN.

Bush Declares, 'There Needs to be a Focused Coalition Effort in the Region Against Peace'

Violence is out of control in the Middle East because George W. Bush refuses to lift a finger for peace, which requires honesty, integrity, commitment, and LEADERSHIP - all qualities missing from Shrub's contemptible character. And now we know why Bush isn't working for peace - he's not interested in peace, as Bush's own words make clear. "Again, I repeat here, every leader I've talked to said, 'We need peace.' But there needs to be a focused coalition effort in the region against peace," Bush said, until he realized he had (as usual) inadvertently spoken the truth, and quickly scrubbed it.

B$#@ Scrubs WWII from History

Is Bush telling a deliberate and historically monumental lie - or is he simply the stupidest man on the entire planet? You decide, because the Washington Press Corps doesn't have the balls to ask B$#@ why he scrubbed World War II from world history in his address to the Japanese Parliament. "My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because for a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. From that alliance has come an era of peace in the Pacific." Hey Shrub - your own DAD was shot down over the Pacific in WWII during your "era of peace in the Pacific"! Do we need to demand an investigation of B%$#'s brain???