Bush is a liar? Plain. Simple. Concise. Read on...

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Sdashiki, May 9, 2006.

  1. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Well if you didnt hear it the other day.

    link

    So.

    Bad = Sept. 11th

    Good = catchin' a fish

    Wow. Now if thats not some sort of political fiasco waiting to happen, I dont know what is. But using fishing and Sept. 11th like that seems, well, off.

    Now if you read the link I made at the end to the offical White House transcript...they changed

    "I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound perch in my lake."

    to

    "I would say the best moment was when I caught a seven-and-a-half pound large mouth bass on my lake."

    which IMO cant be misquoted because one is a single word, the other is 3 words. LARGE MOUTH perch dont exist.

    AND

    the worlds largest perch caught is 4lbs 3oz.



    TAKE THAT LIAR!
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    surely you can come up with a more interesting lie to call him on...
     
  3. Sdashiki thread starter macrumors 68040

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    hey, if its the friggen

    HIGH POINT

    of his Presidency, being caught in a lie about is is

    HUGE

    news.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Wow. If this is the type of stuff that gets you upset, you're in for a rough life. :eek:
     
  5. Sdashiki thread starter macrumors 68040

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    lol, wow. guess Bush bashin is like out this week.

    /burn
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I hate to burst your bubble, but perch and bass both translate to "Barsch" in German.

    Ok. Move along. Nothing to see here.
     
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  8. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    What about WMDs? either he lied his arse off or the Russians got rid of them for Saddam and he is still lieing to the people. Either way this guy is a spinster.
     
  9. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    the liar stuff aside, i do think it's sad that that's the best bush can do. it seems to me he panicked, because a real leader would have come up with something 1) relevant to the nation, and 2) inspirational.

    but i like the question, and this is the sort of stuff i wish he were asked more. because i think bush would blow it every single time, and more people could see what a numbskull he was.

    i'd like the following to be asked of bush at unexpected times, and let's see how bad he is thinking on his feet:
    1. which three historical figures would you most like to have dinner with?
    2. what's your proudest moment as a father?
    3. which moment at university would you describe as your most profound?
     
  10. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Note the (supposed) framing of the question.

    By asking for "his high point," the interviewer caused W to produce a personal answer.

    By asking for the "worst moment," the interviewer caused W to produce a less personal answer.

    If he were asked for the "best moment" of his presidency, he certainly wouldn't have responded with the perch answer.
     
  11. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    here's the original question, xlated to english:
    link
     
  12. taytho macrumors 6502

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    not the most hard hitting of his many lies.... but another great example
     
  13. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I think it's pretty disgusting that the best thing he can come up with is catching a fish. Either he has done nothing via his office that he is proud of, or he's a dolt who can't think on his feet to save his life. What, seeing Saddam pulled out of his rat-hole wasn't more exciting than catching a fish?

    Link'd

    I suppose he could have said "That time the NSA let me listen in on Jen and Brad's breakup calls".
     
  14. plinden macrumors 68040

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    The idiocy of being unable to find a highlight of his presidency better than catching a fish is an entirely different matter from the claim of the OP that he lied about it, based on a loose translation of English -> German -> English (I don't imagine he gave the interview in German).

    So let's just let this one drop, will we, and concentrate our bashing on his real failings?
     
  15. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I don't do enough of that for you?:confused:

    Seriously, you don't see anything wrong with picking 'catching a fish' as the highlight of your presidential career?

    Among other things, it highlights the fact that this president holds the record for Least Days Worked by a sitting president.
     
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    So the best and wurst days of his presidential career both amount to fish stories.
     
  18. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    You're not a politician, are you? ;)
     
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    That's their job.
     
  20. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So the best thing you can come up with, to criticize George W. Bush about, is questioning the translation accuracy of a German interview based on your clearly flawed understanding of translation? (Three words. Meh.)

    That's like hating Adolf Hitler, but the best you can come up with is to criticize his mustache. :eek: ;) :D I think you can do better!
     
  21. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Who said it's the best thing? It's just one of many...
     
  22. skunk macrumors G4

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    How about this gem?


    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/10/w...=2&ei=5087 &en=fcc96239c0a7cc01&ex=1147406400
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, now that one is significant. But that's my point. Who the $$$$ cares about whether it was a bass or a perch and whether it weighed four pounds or seven pounds? It's fishing, for the love of God. Lying is de rigeur... you're supposed to lie in fishing. And in the mean time there is no paucity of malevolence to report on, that it is necessary to resort discussing the accuracy of his fishing stories.
     
  24. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    It's not the accuracy of his fishing story that I care about (although that was the point of the OP). I'm more worried about the fact that catching a fish was the highlight of being president for him. That boggles the mind. It's indicative of either someone who is terrible at thinking on his feet, or someone who has just about zero interest in the job he does.
     
  25. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    ...or someone who can't understand questions.
     

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