Originally posted by Herman
The reason that most Republicans aren't in here defending the point is that it's always the same stupid crap.
No, it's not. Signing oaths of loyalty to hear the people we hire to talk about why they should be re-elected is unprecedented.
Rarely do these arguments actually have real credible evidence. I know that just about every time I debate on this site, it turns into the same
argument, or they just start mindlessly insulting Bush. How do you know for sure that they're all pre-screened?
I've watched every press conference of this administration in which Bush appears. On March 6, 2003, Bush admitted on live, prime-time television
that the press conference was scripted. I nearly fell out of my chair.
KING: "Mr. President."
BUSH: "Well be there in a minute. King, John King. This is a scripted..."
He trailed off and kind of smiled as the press crowd laughed quietly.
This, combined with the fact that every journalist who ever asked a hard question has been thrown out of the White House press pool or is not allowed
to ask questions, is obvious proof that the conferences are not real in their traditional sense.
Even if this is true, he has good reason. Liberals have a history of twisting his words .
Uh-huh. How would you feel if Clinton White House had pre-scripted press conferences in which no one could ask questions about Waco, Paula Jones,
Lewinski, or any of the other scandal-related questions that were asked directly to the president? The President, if he's the right stuff for the
office, has to be able to answer the tough questions.
And yes, I do admit that he's a really bad public speaker, but you can't pick on the guy for screwing up words now and then.
I don't care if he can't pronounce words. I care that he can't answer real questions and can't face Americans without making them sign oaths of
loyalty to him first. That seem very free and American to you?
RIO RANCHO, N.M. -- A Republican National Committee practice of having people sign a form endorsing President Bush or pledging to vote for him in
November before being issued tickets for RNC-sponsored rallies is raising concern among voters.
When Vice President Dick Cheney spoke July 31 to a crowd of 2,000 in Rio Rancho, a city of 45,000 near Albuquerque, several people who showed up at
the event complained about being asked to sign endorsement forms in order to receive a ticket to hear Cheney.
''Whose vice president is he?" said 72-year-old retiree John Wade of Albuquerque, who was asked to sign the form when he picked up his tickets.
''I just wanted to hear what my vice president had to say, and they make me sign a loyalty oath."
I don't care what your party affiliation is, this is BULL#!