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Old 11-08-2006, 04:34 PM   #61
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I was saddened to hear about that because Rumsfield stepping down is a major victory for the terrorists. I hope Bush isn't next.....

Just like all your other, "it's a victory for the terrorists" this is pure propaganda. I'm sorry you fell for it.
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Whoop!

I love these Aggie traditions...
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I love these Aggie traditions...
I can't remember if I've asked you this before, did you go to A&M?
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I can't remember if I've asked you this before, did you go to A&M?
No, but I was born in Bryan, so I consider myself an Honorary Aggie by birth and by heritage (my father was an A&M grad). My brother-in-law graduated from A&M, and my nephew now goes there.

I went to UT Arlington.

Did you go to A&M?
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wow.

I don't know how much this will or won't change anything but damn it's nice to have him out of there.
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No, but I was born in Bryan, so I consider myself an Honorary Aggie by birth and by heritage (my father was an A&M grad). My brother-in-law graduated from A&M, and my nephew now goes there.

I went to UT Arlington.

Did you go to A&M?
Class of 97, father class of 65, brother class of 00...

I almost went to UTA for grad school but then changed paths.

Cool.
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Looks lie the

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Liar-In-Chief


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Bush Admits He Lied About Rumsfeld For Political Purposes

Last week, President Bush unequivocally told a group of reporters that Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and Vice President Cheney would “remain with him until the end of his presidency, extending a job guarantee to two of the most-vilified members of his administration.” Bush said, “Both those men are doing fantastic jobs and I strongly support them.”

Today, he announced Rumsfeld is resigning and being replaced by former CIA Director Robert Gates. At the press conference, Bush said that “the only way to answer that question, and get it on to another question, was to give you [the reporters] that answer.” Bush admitted that he had talked to Rumsfeld about resigning and was actively searching for his replacement at the time.
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Class of 97, father class of 65, brother class of 00...

I almost went to UTA for grad school but then changed paths.

Cool.
It's nice that we have something in common - a love for the Aggies - especially on a day like this.
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It's nice that we have something in common - a love for the Aggies - especially on a day like this.
See we have more in common than we think; a love for God, U2, and the Aggies...

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Speechless. Fantastic news.

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Jeebus, it's like we're finally starting to see a ray or two of sunshine after years of gloominess.
Absolutely. Well done America, just when the rest of us were starting to give up hope in you...
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See we have more in common than we think; a love for God, U2, and the Aggies...

I'll bet no one would have ever seen this coming!
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Yes, the whole press conference is quite illuminating.

There's a difference between being optimistic and being in denial. I did enjoy the thumpin and rodeo stuff though..

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/relea...0061108-2.html

THE PRESIDENT: Look -- yes, well -- I, frankly, haven't analyzed the election nearly as much as some of you have. You know, again, I think when you really look close at the results -- first of all, there's a lot of close elections. No question Iraq had an impact. But it's hard to win an election when you're trying to win a write-off -- a write-in campaign in our state of Texas. I mean, you could have the greatest positions in the world on issues and be the most articulate person on an issue, but to try to get -- to win on a write-in is really hard to do.

We had the race in Florida, the Foley seat. That's a hard race to win in a Republican district because people couldn't vote directly for the Republican candidate. And all I'm telling you, John, is that there's a -- when you dig into the races, there's a -- look, I had to go down to Houston, in Sugar Land, and act as the Secretary of State: Take your pencil into the box and then write it in. And my only -- the reason I bring that up is, I'm not sure Iraq had much to do with the outcome of that election.

Now, it certainly did in other places. One of the interesting observations I had from last night was that if you take a look at New York State, Senator Clinton ran a very strong race, but she ran a race that appeared to me to be on -- just a Senate race. She wanted to show people she had the capacity to help others win. And the same thing happened in Pennsylvania with Governor Rendell. He ran a very strong race, as did Senator-elect Casey. And my only point to you is, is that I'm sure Iraq had something to do with the voters' mind, but so did a very strong turnout mechanism in those two important states.

So they're just going to have to analyze all the different results



Q I wanted to ask you about the thumpin' you took at yesterday's rodeo. You said you were disappointed, you were surprised --

THE PRESIDENT: There you go. Rutenberg, you notice that? Taking one --

Q And that was thumpin' without a "g," correct? I just want to make sure we have it right for the transcript. (Laughter.) You said you were surprised, you didn't see it coming, you were disappointed in the outcome. Does that indicate that after six years in the Oval Office, you're out of touch with America for something like this kind of wave to come and you not expect it? And on a somewhat related note, does Nancy Pelosi look much like Bob Bullock to you?

THE PRESIDENT: (Laughter.) That's an inside joke, I'm not commenting on it.

Secondly, I'm an optimistic person, is what I am. And I knew we were going to lose seats, I just didn't know how many.

Q How could you not know that and not be out of touch?

THE PRESIDENT: You didn't know it, either.

Q A lot of polls showed it.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, there was a -- I read those same polls, and I believe that -- I thought when it was all said and done, the American people would understand the importance of taxes and the importance of security. But the people have spoken, and now it's time for us to move on.
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