Not Concerned, Why Not?
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The republicans are right in one sense when they say George W. Bush is nothing if not consistent. He consistently makes a fool of himself. It was bad, but Bush managed to make it even worse when after John Kerry pointed out that 6 months after 9-ll Bush had said he wasn't concerned about Osama bin Laden. Bush donned a shit-faced grin and then mockingly said that's what you call an ex-ag-ger-a-tion.
updated video: I've updated the portion of the video from the March 2002 press conference adding the portion where he says "I don't know where he is. I just don't spend that much time on him"
update: I just couldn't resist the title of Tom Shales take on Debate 3 you'll enjoy his commentary.
Round 3: Bush Grins, Spins but Doesn't Win
An essentially dignified and thoughtful performance by Sen. John Kerry, contrasted with an oddly giggly turn by President Bush, combined to give the last debate of the presidential campaign to the challenger last night, but very narrowly.
Bush seems to have been taken apart and put back together again after each debate, reassembled according to estimates of how he'd done. Last night it looked as though his handlers had told him to smile, smile, smile, especially when Kerry was trying to make points, points, points. [snip]
"That's kind of one of those 'exaggerations,' " he said, emphasizing the word and grinning as if he'd just made the wittiest quip of the year. [snip]
Bush looked as smiley as Clarabell the Clown