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Bush Begs Saudis for Oil

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

This is pathetic.

“I will say to him that, ‘If it’s possible, your majesty, consider what high prices is doing to one of your largest customers,’” Bush said.

Well, isn’t that nice? Sucking up to the country that produced 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers. the royal family that expects us to fight its battles in the region, the light of democracy in the Middle East (that last one is snark). This after the Saudi oil minister smacked him down.

Earlier Tuesday, Bush had made his case for having OPEC, and particularly American ally Saudi Arabia, increase oil production as the price of gas hovers around $3 a gallon.

The Saudi oil minister, however, waited only a short time before announcing that oil prices would remain tied to market forces — a direct slap at Bush.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the President of the United States:

And the Award for Best Back-Flip of Chutzpah Goes To…

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

…George W. Bush, who preceded his veto of SCHIP by declaring October 1 Child Health Day. No, I’m not kidding.

Our Nation is committed to the health and well-being of our youth. On Child Health Day, we reaffirm our commitment to helping children develop good nutrition habits and active lifestyles, so that they can grow into healthy and productive adults.

Children today face many risks, such as alcohol and drug use, obesity, smoking, and other dangers. As parents and role models to America’s youth, we have a responsibility to teach them about the importance of healthy behavior, daily exercise, and good nutrition.

My Administration supports programs that give parents, mentors, and teachers the resources they need to help and encourage children to maintain an active and healthy way of life.

Yeah, except for programs that would help them get health insurance. Wanker.

via Melissa McEwan at Shakesville

Bush Vetoes SCHIP

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Surprise, surprise.

The Senate can override the veto, but the House was 24 votes short of a veto-proof majority. House leaders plan to hold a new vote on October 17, giving time to work on more support. I’ll be calling my Representative — again. Maybe this time he’ll follow the recommendation of our Republican governor, who actually does care about children.

Representative Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said, “Today the president showed the nation his true priorities: $700 billion for a war in Iraq, but no health care for low-income kids.”

Compassionate conservative, my ass.