Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Incurious George

According to CNN, Dubya isn't following the Democratic contenders:

"Well, occasionally it blips on my radar screen, but not nearly as much as you would think. I've got a job to do. I'm occupied," Bush said in a taped interview telecast Monday night on the Fox Broadcast Network.

Heh. Rrriiiight. Read on down to this:

Bush said he insulates himself from the "opinions" that seep into news coverage by getting his news from his own aides. He said he scans headlines, but rarely reads news stories.

"I appreciate people's opinions, but I'm more interested in news," the president said. "And the best way to get the news is from objective sources, and the most objective sources I have are people on my staff who tell me what's happening in the world."

And here, my friends, is probably the worst of Dubya's many failings. He's incurious. He's getting his news from the ideologues around him, evil people like Karl Rove and the sociopathic Condoleezza "Werwolf" Rice, instead of studying the news on his own. Perhaps if Dubya picked up a newspaper or two in the mornings, like his more intelligent predecessors were wont to do, he wouldn't have been sucked so readily into neocon Iraq schemes. Earth to Dubya: read, for Christ's sake. Read. Form your own opinions.

He won't. Far easier to be the pliant vessel into which Karl Rove pours his poison.

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