Here are the 13 words Bush said today that sealed his fate:
Unfortunately that's not what Bush has been saying for the past two years, particularly on June 20, 2004:
"Q. Do you stand by your pledge to fire anyone found to have [leaked Valerie Plame's name]?
THE PRESIDENT: Yes."
Bush just flip-flopped. You know how it goes: "First I was against leaking, before I was for it."
But this was no ordinary flip-flop, because he did it right in the face of the entire press corps, which was hanging on every word.
This flip-flop is in a class all by itself. I hereby christen it:
Bush's credibility was in deep doo-doo long before FLIPFLOPALOOOOOZA.
According to a brand new ABC poll, only 25% think the White House is "fully cooperating" with the investigation, down from 47% when the investigation began in September 2003.
In a poll taken last week, only 41% thought Bush was "honest." When they take the next poll, Bush's "honesty" rating will be down around 1% - and only if they include people in permanent vegetative states (and those who think people in PVS can communicate).
And speaking of laughs - don't think Jon Stewart wasn't watching :)
This could be the best night on TV since Richard Nixon's resignation in
1974 - and that was before 24-hour cable!!!
Bob Fertik, President