Some Ironic quotes from W
In yesterday's nytimes Bush was talking about those tons of missing weapons (see below) and said "This investigation is important and it's ongoing, and a political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief." [Italics mine]
I'm not sure I understand whether or not Bush wants me to vote for him or Kerry. He's definitely jumped to several conclusions without knowing the facts (Saddam, WMDs, etc.).... But then again, he did say "political candidate", not "president".
And today's ironic remark:
Kerry, Bush said, "has taken a lot of different positions, but he rarely takes a stand." I would call testifying about war crimes in Vietnam taking a stand. I would call refusing to testify in front of some winky 9/11 Commission and then later agreeing only on the condition that you can bring Dick Cheney with you NOT taking a stand. I would call actually having an opinion about something and defending it "taking a stand." I would call skirting every issue and being a yes-man for the religious right "not taking a stand." It's actually really difficult to say that someone running for president "rarely takes a stand." The man is running for president! I can't imagine he got there by having no convictions whatsoever. More important than taking a stand at all might actually be what these candidates stand for. Bush apparently stands for simply having a stand and then defending it no matter what the "facts" say.
Conclusion? Bush is a wuss. He panders to the wealthy and the fundamentalists, is too scared to give a press conference and can't even make a decision for fear of political consequences (9/11 commission existence? dept. of homeland security? These were things that obviously needed to happen, so why the flip-flopping from Bushie?).