Thursday, July 12, 2007

More Bush Bull

If only President Bush caught Pinnochio Syndrome and his nose grew everytime he lied to the public. His latest gross misrepresentation came during a press conference when he addressed a question on the CIA agent name leak.

"I'm aware of the fact that perhaps somebody in the administration did disclose the name of that person. I've often thought about what would have happened if that person had come forth and said, 'I did it.' Would we have had this endless hours of investigation and a lot of money being spent on this matter? But, so, it's been a tough issue for a lot of people in the White House. It's run its course and now we're going to move on."

And I've often thought 'what if we had a leader capable of conducting a basic investigation?' Leaders don't blow those off because of the possiblity of later legal action. A timely, thorough investigation often provides information to know if anything untoward happened or not. This gives leaders the opportunity to approach authorities so that there's no appearance of a cover up.

Bush failed on all aspects of quality leadership. That he stands in front of the American people and gives a fake lament is even more frustrating for people like me yearning for leaders vs. cardboard cutouts. And in a nod to his cardboard Press Secretary Bush called his Libby pardon "fair and balanced".

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