Friday, October 20, 2006

Old Fogey's Quotes for Friday

"The voters out there need to ask the question: Which political party will support the brave men and women who wear our uniform when they do their job of protecting America?"
King George the Failing Militant
Democrats Urge Bush on New Iraq Plan
[Let's see, could it be the party that keeps sending troops on more and more tours of duty without supplying the necessary armor?]

"The president doesn't like being in this war. Nobody likes being in a war."
Tony Snow, White House spokesman
Democrats Urge Bush on New Iraq Plan
[What a shame he didn't think of that before sending our troops into an unnecessary and unwinnable war!]

"I have no credible information to say any classified information was leaked from the committee's minority staff, but the implications of such would be dramatic."
Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, referring to the suspension of an unidentified staff member, a Democrat
House Intel Chair Suspends Staff Member
[In this administration, only credible evidence is ignored]

"That has become a cancerous development on the Republican biosystem."
Mike Franc, a senior analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation, referring to the actions of the GOP that have made many in the party's base "say there is not a whole lot of difference between the two parties"
GOP Aims to Scare Up Big Voter Turnout
[If it's true that the GOP may have trouble scaring their base into voting, what tactics do they have left?]

"Just sending these folks a letter and an application doesn't mean they necessarily are going to apply for the extra help even though they may need it."
Marisa Scala-Foley, associate director of the Access to Benefits Coalition at the National Council on Aging, referring to the fact that low-income people will no longer automatically get assistance in paying for drug coverage
Medicare Drug Aid No Longer Automatic
[Why does it seem to be getting easier for companies to get no-bid contracts, while poor people will find it more complicated to get the drugs they need?]

"By Sherwood standards, Bush is still a rock star."
Dana Milbank in WaPo, referring to one of the few Republican candidates whose approval ratings are lower than Bush's
During National Character Counts Week, Bush Stumps for Philanderer
[It seems you have to rough up a mistress or chase pages to drop lower than Bush]

“It is one of those rare defeats that will have many fathers. And they will all be somebody else.”
David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union, expressing the gloomy view of many conservatives about the outcome on Election Day
Republican Woes Lead to Feuding by Conservatives
[That may be true, but the Big Daddy will remain King George the Omnipotently Incompetent]


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