View Full Version : The Weight of Tiny Lies

05-04-2004, 20:26
Quoted from Adam-Troy Castro:

"It's time to wonder again if there's any issue so picayune that the current White House won't reflexively lie about it.

The issue here: a clip shown on the David Letterman show of an Orlando Republican fundraiser where President Bush gave a long speech unaware that the twelve year old boy behind him was yawning, twitching, and otherwise demonstrating the extreme restlessness native to any twelve year old boy at a lengthy political speech.

The clip makes Prez Bush "look bad" only if you don't remember what it's like to be twelve and only if you're so fanatical in your Republicanism that you lash out at any suggestion that anybody looks at the President with anything other than breathless awe.

It would be just as funny a clip if any other President were involved.

Stuffed shirts would generally be funnier -- I think it happening to Dubya is overall funnier than it would have been happening to, let's say, Kennedy -- but let's be honest, it would have been funniest happening to Nixon.

After David Letterman ran highlights, the White House sent a denial to CNN. The child was not really there, it said. Letterman's folks used special effects to insert the child. Or, if the child WAS there, he was not in the same frame as the President.

Oh, and by the way, now that we found out it IS a real clip, CNN didn't hear such accusations from us. Nobody at the White House ever said such a thing.

Letterman got on the air the next night and reiterated that the clip was real, calling anybody who said otherwise a liar.

Here's some links:


File this one next to the Aircraft Carrier equipped with a print shop for the production of banners saying "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED."

It strikes me, again, that people who go for the lie on TINY matters like this cannot be trusted to tell the truth on MAJOR ones..."

Quoted from Adam-Troy Castro


Unbelievable, and sad, that some of the most powerful people in the country (and world) are reflexive liars, blind to subtleties and humor and the fact that they're impinging on others' honesty and careers - and that so many of Americans will put up with it :ill:

05-04-2004, 20:32
Haha yeah, they think they're pretty smart by saying it was a lie, but they're make themselves look even worse :laugh:

I loved the video! It got replayed here over and over hahaha :lol: That kid rules!

20-04-2004, 23:18
I nominate this as the Official Anti-Bush Thread. :yes:

The Post Turtle

While suturing a laceration on the hand of a 70-year-old Texas rancher (whose hand had caught in a gate while working cattle), a doctor and the old man were talking about George W. Bush being in the White House. The old Texan said, "Well, ya know, Bush is a 'post turtle'."

Not knowing what the old man meant, the doctor asked him what a post turtle was. The old man said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle."

The old man saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face,
so he continued to explain, "You know he didn't get there by himself, he
doesn't belong there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, and
you just want to help the poor stupid bastard get down." :D