[lit-ideas] Re: Hitchens on Moore's flick

  • From: Paul Stone <pas@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 16:30:13 -0400

>Hitchens refers to a
> > ... well-worn TV news clip, on a golf course,
> > making a boilerplate response to a question on terrorism and then 
> asking the
> > reporters to watch his drive. Well, that's what you get if you catch the
> > president on a golf course. If Eisenhower had done this, as he often did,
> > ... If Clinton had done it, as he often did ...
>
>Hitchens is making this up. Neither Eisenhower nor Clinton ever did
>anything like this. (BTW - Some of us will recall that Kennedy, who
>enjoyed golf, refused to be photographed with a golf club lest he appear
>to be, like Eisenhower, too unengaged and lackadaisical.)
>
>It is Bush's routine display of "ignorant, smirking, chest-out,
>crotch-forward triumphalism" /** [note below] that is objectionable, and
>the golf clip is yet another, muted, version of this.


Now you have to remember, I have only been aware of who "the president" was 
since about 1976 when Jimmy Cahta was elected, but I was too concerned with 
where my next meal  was going to come from (and toys -- I was only 10) to 
care about much with that benign man, until the hostage situation and 
Grandfather Reagan began his term. For the next twelve years, well, we had 
pretty much the same thing didn't we -- one bobble-head after another. I 
didn't pay too much mind to [American] politics because I was really busy 
doing other things in my own country. So...

Lest I be labelled a Bush supporter, I think he's a total TOOL like Stephen 
has suggested he should be, but I must say, AT LEAST he does it in public. 
hahahahaaha. Like I said, anyone who takes a politician seriously should 
have THEIR head examined. I only have one other guy to compare him to.

  Clinton was such a great bullshit artist but he got caught quite a bit too.

I remember (around 1995) seeing a clip of Clinton walking along the 
cemetery grounds at (I think) Vince Foster's funeral. He was talking to an 
aide and they were laughing, until suddenly Bill saw that a camera had 
caught him and he immediately changed face and started shaking and hanging 
his head and mocking a sad face even wiping his eyes. It was an absolutely 
pathetic try at a coverup. From that moment on -- it was about halfway 
through his first term -- he was FULL OF SHIT!!!

The other night when former President Clinton was talking to Dan Rather on 
60 Minutes, he was mentioning all the things that he had been investigated 
for and subsequently cleared of, and when it came time to mention 
whitewater and the vince foster death, his [tell] lip-bite came out in full 
force. He even blinked and looked up and to the left. You know what a 
psychologist would say about that?

Who conducted the Foster investigation anyway -- Arlen Spector?

See, this is what I get for reading Chomsky before I was 16 and watching 
things like "Growing Up in America" and "Manufacturing Consent" and "Return 
Engagement" in my formative years. I was bred to be a baaaaaddddaaaaaassss 
(I think that's how you spell it). Trust me, keep your kids away from Mr. 
Moore.

distrusting everyone,
paul


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