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Old 08-01-2001, 08:25 AM   #1
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Dubya - with apologies to the non-americans

Bill Hangley is a Philadelphia writer who writes for Philly Tonite, the Weekly Press, City Paper, and many others]

From: "Bill Hangley, Jr."

Mon, 9 Jul 2001 19:05:38 -0400

So when the President was here on July 4, I had the opportunity to shake his
hand. I wasn't sure if that was a good idea or not but I did it anyway, and said
to him, "Mr President, I hope you only serve four years. I'm very
disappointed in your work so far."

He kept smiling and shaking my hand but answered, "who cares what you
think?" His face stayed photo-op perfect but his eyes gave me a look that
said, if we'd been drinking in some frathouse in Texas, he'd've happily answered, "let's
take it outside." A nasty little gleam. But he was (fortunately) constrained by
presidential propriety.

But that was the end of it, until I turned away and started scribbling the
quote down in my notepad, so as to remember The Gift forever. When he saw me
do that he got excited and craned his neck over the rubberneckers to shout at me,
"who are you with? Who are you with?" People started looking so he made a
joke: "make sure you get it right." But he kept at it: "Who do you write
for?" I told him I wasn't "with" anybody and pointed to one of his staff
people, who knows me a little, and said, "ask him, he'll tell you." Then I split.

Half an hour later, my boss (who had helped organize the event we were at)
came up to me and said, "did you really tell the President that he was doing
a 'lousy fucking job'?" No way, I said, I was very polite, I just told him what I
thought. Fortunately, he believed me. He wasn't happy with me, but he
believed me.

But anyway, if you ever wondered if the Prez really was kind of a jerk, I'm
here to tell you, he is, and I got The Gift to prove it. I'm thinking of
making up t-shirts so we can share The Gift with everyone:


"Who cares what you think?" - President George W. Bush, July 4, 2001




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Old 08-01-2001, 12:23 PM   #2
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Do you people REALLY believe everything you read?
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Do you people REALLY believe everything you read?
if it concerns Dubya -- YES

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if reported by crzy4frecklyarsedleprechaunlinecreaturethatwasapparentlyknownasthegreentornado...

then if cousre we are to believe it!
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if it concerns Dubya -- YES
Good, then you believe the info about Dubya in the following article...

J.C. Watts Responds to Address by NAACP Leader ~ Calls for Meeting with Julian Bond

WASHINGTON, Jul. 10— House Republican Conference Chairman J.C. Watts, Jr. (R-OK) today invited NAACP Chairman Julian Bond to meet to discuss working together in a bipartisan way on a number of issues affecting the African American community. Watts issued the invitation in a letter to Bond in response to his inflammatory address earlier this week to the 92nd annual meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in New Orleans.

“In your recent address … you said of President George W. Bush: ‘We intend to applaud him when he is right and to take him to task when he is wrong.’ By any objective standard, your comments fell far short of that goal,” Watts wrote. “In fact, I found them misleading, disappointing and far below the standards befitting an institution as storied and influential as the NAACP.

“For starters, President Bush’s administration is among the most diverse in recent history. He has appointed outstanding African Americans and Hispanics to the highest positions of power in our nation. Further, George W. Bush was the first Republican in years to address the NAACP convention, just last year in Baltimore. How quickly some forget. Sadly, far from your pledge to ‘applaud him when he is right’ you have sought to distort the Bush Administration’s record and further divide this nation.

“In addition, your claim that President Bush’s faith-based initiative ‘threatens to erase sixty years of civil rights protections’ is absolutely without any basis in fact. … I urge you to learn a little more about this initiative and talk to some of those African Americans working every day to make a difference in African American communities. … They can explain the importance of the faith-based initiative in a way that you must not be hearing.

“The NAACP already has a memorable past and its future can be just as bright if its leadership can reach out to make a real difference in the lives of African Americans – and not just score political points. For years, countless NAACP officers and members, including members of my family, worked in that fashion to help bring the NAACP where it is today. Our cause is greater than partisan politics. I invite you to meet with me to discuss the magnificent opportunities that lie before us to work in a bipartisan way to improve education and health care, strengthen Social Security and extend a helping hand to the least fortunate in our society. The legacy of the NAACP deserves no less.”


Wonder if any interferencer's are gonna "talk" to me after this?????



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ha! Does anyone else see the hypocrisy in this besides me? This Hangley guy calls Dubya a jerk for responding the way he "allegedly" did, but doesn't consider himself a jerk for saying what he did to start the whole damn thing off! Jiminy Cricket, you meet the president and w/out even saying hello, you say "I hope you only serve 4 years"? Now, THAT's what I call jerky! Come on guys, do you expect the president to be anything other than human? Who among us can say we wouldn't be a little peeved if a total stranger came up and said something jerky like that to ya? That writer is getting upset over nothing.
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Like O2, if any interferencer refuses to talk to you due to your comments, it is because they do not know the meaning of the word "tolerance."

Bill Hangley is primarily an art & entertainment writer who sometimes engages in political satire. In fact, he lied when he told President Bush that he was "very disappointed in (his) work so far," because Mr. Hangley was opposed to Bush prior to the election and did not have any big hopes for him.

I never liked President Clinton, but if I ever had the opportunity to meet him, I would have extended a handshake and said, "It is an honor to meet you, President Clinton." Bill Hangley was trying to be rude and get a reaction out of President Bush. I think President Bush handled it quite well, if indeed it ever really happened.

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Wonder if any interferencer's are gonna "talk" to me after this?????
Of course I'll "talk" to you - this is friendly, healthy debate.

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Please note that I offered no comment on this article, I just posted it. If you want my commentary, look at the other thread, which actually has some specific actions by this administration that I disagree with. You can clearly always find media reports to support your point of view, no matter what your political leaning are... that's why I always try to look at the facts.

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Thanks for the hugs! And a big old texas embrace right back at ya. You'll find that if you're defending Dubya, you can usually count on me for support.
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definately one of the greatest presidents america will ever produce
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He just keeps proving what an embarrasment he is to this country.
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Good, then you believe the info about Dubya in the following article...
of course, I will also believe that

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