We’ve all heard them, comments from people who voted for Shrubbie in ‘00 and ‘04 and now claim he’s different and NOW he’s no good.
Well here’s another:
Ex-Aide Says He’s Lost Faith in Bush
AUSTIN, Tex., March 29 — In 1999, Matthew Dowd became a symbol of George W. Bush’s early success at positioning himself as a Republican with Democratic appeal.
…Mr. Dowd was impressed by the pledge of Mr. Bush, then governor of Texas, to bring a spirit of cooperation to Washington. He switched parties, joined Mr. Bush’s political brain trust and dedicated the next six years to getting him to the Oval Office and keeping him there. In 2004, he was appointed the president’s chief campaign strategist.
Looking back, Mr. Dowd now says his faith in Mr. Bush was misplaced.
dowd.jpg“Misplaced” Bah!!! George W. Bush hasn’t changed one iota since he was govenor of Texas. He was happy to use his dirty tricks crowd against Gov. Richards just as he used them against McCain, Gore, Kerry and anyone he needed muddied.
He said he thought Mr. Bush handled the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks well but “missed a real opportunity to call the country to a shared sense of sacrifice.”
He was dumbfounded when Mr. Bush did not fire Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld after revelations that American soldiers had tortured prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
Mr. Dowd said, in retrospect, he was in denial.
He said he clung to the hope that Mr. Bush would get back to his Texas style of governing if he won. But he saw no change after the 2004 victory.
He describes as further cause for doubt two events in the summer of 2005: the administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina and the president’s refusal, around the same time that he was entertaining the bicyclist Lance Armstrong at his Crawford ranch, to meet with the war protester Cindy Sheehan, whose son died in Iraq.
“I had finally come to the conclusion that maybe all these things along do add up,” he said. “That it’s not the same, it’s not the person I thought.”
Again, what has changed about Bush? Abu Grahib showed he doesn’t care about Arab lives, no shit sherlock, going into a pointless war did that. Katrina showed he doesn’t care about American lives, no duh, unless there’s profit in it he doesn’t care. Ignoring Cindy Sheehan showed he doesn’t care about our soldiers’ lives, what else is new. He sent troops to war in Iraq with no plan, no support not enough supplies and a “Mission Accomplished” sign in his back pocket. WAIT, he didn’t put it up. it was those darned sailors from the Stennis. Oh right, we did put it there…oops.
Since the very beginning Shrubbie has a continuous record of poor judgment, blatant disregard for the rule of law and the rules of decency he claims to uphold.
Dowd is just another example of a bullshit cowardly useless moron this administration of which has too many. Where was this comment when Bush was up for re-election, oh Dowd was too much in “love” with the shrub.
Dowd, I call bullshit on you and your change of heart. Have the balls to go down with the ship you helped build.