Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Bush massages Merkel

In what is easily the most amusing story of the past 24 hours, this photo sequence is making the rounds in world newspapers and television programs. My favorite quote on the incident came from Hoover Fellow Bill Whalen, who said "There are those who say the President should be more Clintonesque...maybe he misunderstood what they meant."

If Germany is anything like America, her political opponents will create a paper mache float with draft-quality likenesses of the two world leaders, put signs on it saying "The Bush Caress" and "Just Geopolitically Married" in the hopes of tying Merkel to the unpopular Bush. They'll cite her agreement with Bush on one of Germany's hottest issues (economic deregulation), over which she is often at odds with members of her own party, and then run around claiming "The Caress" is proof that Merkel has become too close to Bush, despite her strong disagreements with Bush on critical issues.

Sound familiar?

22 Comments:

Anonymous CentristDem said...

Haha. Very nice. Puts it into perspective a bit, don't it?

7/19/2006 11:25 AM  
Blogger Mike M. said...

I think that all Democrats can agree that Bush should really stop touching people.

7/19/2006 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Leksah said...

what the Kos kooks want is: politicians being enemies with their political adversaries.

real grown up, huh?

7/19/2006 11:58 AM  
Anonymous CentristDem said...

mike m. - very agreed.

My favorite quote on this thing is from Janette Gitler:
"Obviously, the president isn't included in any kind of sensitivity training at the White House"

7/19/2006 12:06 PM  
Blogger Sundog said...

Ah, thanks for reminding me of one other grudge I have against Mr Lieberman. I had almost put his detestable behaviour in the Clinton impeachment matter out of my mind.

Know what, The heck with the war, the heck with all Joe's other betrayals. Call me unforgiving, but that one alone's enough for me.

Of course I don't matter - I'm not a voter, I'm an out-of-state blogger (and an extremely minor one at that). Amazing how you guys can't distinguish between the two.

7/19/2006 12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sundog: the lieberdims don't understand that bloggers vote.

7/19/2006 1:06 PM  
Anonymous CentristDem said...

He criticized Clinton for committing adultery and then lying about it under oath. Sorry, but that's more than a little understandable.

He still voted against impeachment and never even supporter censure. Clinton has said that he never felt betrayed or unfairly targeted by Lieberman.

Maybe that's why Clinton spoke so glowingly of him last week and is supporting him for re-election.

7/19/2006 1:13 PM  
Blogger LiebermanForLieberman said...

Lieberman mulls running as a Republican after Aug 8th

Hopefully Joe will win this race - by smooching with W he could shield dignitaries like Angela Merkel from his crass advances.

7/19/2006 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Answer the Question said...

Here's the real and only question that Lieberman must answer: is he a Democrat or is he an Independent? He simply cannot be both.

If he's a Democrat, then the will of the Democratic voters of Conn. as expressed in the primary should be paramount. Lieberman has made it clear that he will ignore that expression of voter will.

Therefore, he cannot be a Democrat and must be an Independent. As such, he should immediately withdraw from the Deomocratic primary and run solely as an Independent. Any other action will be nothing more than an expression of contempt toward the Democratic voters of Conn.

7/19/2006 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah liebermanforlieberman. Good at nothing except trolling, lying, and reporting speculation as fact.

He must really be pissed that there is a blog finally telling the truth about Lieberman's record. That's why he spends all of his time trolling here.

7/19/2006 1:23 PM  
Blogger matt said...

I removed a comment from this entry. I don't edit for content, folks, but I will delete posts that refer to "killing brown people" if I happen to see them.

7/19/2006 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

centrist: lieberman sez lying about bjs' is a censure offense, but lying to start a war is ok.

why is fellatio more important than torturing and killing people? that seems pretty racist.

7/19/2006 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord Lieberman is the Dean Scream of 2006

7/19/2006 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon: yeah, the lieberman campaign is showing a lot of "progress".

7/19/2006 1:57 PM  
Anonymous CentristDem said...

Lieberman has never said that it was ok to torture and kill people, and you know it.

Yeah, we all know what a big racist Lieberman is (sarcasm there if you missed it). Man, those 100% ratings from the NAACP and the United Latin American Citizens League must really be burning you Lieberhaters.

The lies from the Lieberhaters continue.

7/19/2006 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

centrist: lieberman did not support feingold's censure for the bush war on islam. he could have. further, lieb. also condoned torture by supporing "Abu Ghraib" Gonzo. lieberman has weird morals.

7/19/2006 2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bush war on Islam? What, do you think Bush has launched the Tenth Crusade?

And Feingold's censure was for NSA wiretapping, not the war. Idiot.

And to say that Lieberman condones torture because he voted to confirm the first-ever Hispanic AG is absurd. It's the most GOP tactic in the world to say that by voting in favor of confirmation for someone, you're expressing support for everything they've ever done. It's amazingly simpleminded.

7/19/2006 2:15 PM  
Blogger LiebermanForLieberman said...

This one is an oldie but a goodie. It's a reminder to everyone of why we're here:

In a wide-ranging conversation with none other than Sean Hannity, Joe Lieberman, or "Lord" Lieberman as some would say, reveals some of the "principles" that he stands by. In this fascinating piece of video at Crooks and Liars, Joe:

1. Claims that he loves to "work with" Republicans

2. Claims that debate on the NSA wiretapping scandal is "unnecessary"

and much, much more. Joe goes on to claim that he "doesn't understand how the party has been hijacked" by the left.

For the icing on the cake, Lieberman says to Hannity - "You're a great guy!"

Wonder why Joe hasn't been on the Hannity program lately? I don't.

Joe Lieberman - America's Fox News Democrat

7/19/2006 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon: yes, bush himself has called it a "crusade" more than once.

7/19/2006 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LIEBERMANFORLIEBERMAN: Hats off for telling like it is!!!

7/19/2006 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Moderation said...

Hahaha. Fortunately, no one listens to morons like you that just repeat the same distortions about Lieberman over and over again.

Wow, so he's on friendly terms with Hannity despite the fact that he disagrees with Hannity on virtually every issue that isn't Iraq.

Actually this makes perfect sense. You all probably have no friends because you insist on never being on good relations with people who disagree with you. That's why you have nothing better to do than troll and lie here.

7/19/2006 4:03 PM  
Blogger ZamboniGuy said...

Lieberdem, do you have video of the disgusted look on Joe's face when Bush kissed him? Otherwise, no, it doesn't sound familiar.

7/22/2006 3:02 PM  

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