Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Bush's "Public Support" in Wonderland

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone,' it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.'

President Bush ordered the Treasury to cut a large check for the word "public support". He used it so frequently over the Memorial Day weekend, it deserves compensation. Bush mangled and twisted the poor concept so much it could be recovering in an intensive care unit at this moment. Let's hope it had health insurance.

Of course the Treasury requires documentation of work performed before spending the "taxpayer's money".

"A lot of Americans want to know, you know, when?" he said at a Rose Garden news conference Thursday. "When are you going to win?"

Also in that session, Bush said: "I recognize there are a handful there, or some, who just say, `Get out, you know, it's just not worth it. Let's just leave.' I strongly disagree with that attitude. Most Americans do as well."

Polls actually show the opposite with most Americans not concerned about winning but about bringing the troops home.

In one released Friday by CBS and the New York Times, 63 percent supported a troop withdrawal timetable of sometime next year. Another earlier this month from USA Today and Gallup found 59 percent backing a withdrawal deadline that the U.S. should stick to no matter what's happening in Iraq.

For "public support's" hard work over Memorial Day weekend, it will earn a large check courtesy of the Bush White House. After all that work it deserves a reward...

'When I make a word do a lot of work like that,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'I always pay it extra.'

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