The Airing of Grievances
Saturday, October 09, 2004
We briefly touched on this a week or so ago with respect to the first debate. But since then there's been a lot of chatter that Bush was not only wired during the debate, but has been for some time. Just found a cool blog dedicated to this stuff. Very, very interesting. Be sure to take a read through. Here's a nugget:

A funny thing happened at the December 15th presidential press conference. Asked to comment on an earlier statement by Howard Dean regarding his alleged foreknowledge of 9/11, Bush stumbles about the stage, clearly caught off guard by the question, then delivers the line: "It's an absurd asinuation."

Q: I know you said there will be a time for politics. But you've also said you wanted to change the tone in Washington. Howard Dean recently seemed to muse aloud whether you had advance knowledge of 9/11. Do you agree or disagree with the RNC that this kind of rhetoric borders on political hate speech?

A: There's time for politics. There's time for politics, and I -- it's an absurd asinuation

...it could not be more clear that Bush was provided the words with which to answer. At first, Bush stumbles about, repeating his previous line that "there's a time for politics." During this time, he's avoiding eye contact, shrugging, and delaying. Then, the answer is given to him, presumably through a wireless ear piece. Bush then suddenly delivers his line that "it's an absurd asinuation." The suddenness of his reply, after having been speechless, the smile in his eyes when he's given the correct answer, and his incorrect pronunciation of the word "insinuation" all lead to [the] conclusion that he was prompted to provide this answer.
Is Bush wired? It certainly would explain a lot. His speech patterns are just too incredibly weird. The pauses, the strange facial expressions, the fumbling of words... I really find it hard to believe that all of this is simply the result of him being, well, a buffoon. Even buffons can speak half-way normally, no?

Either way, I propose that prior to the next debate the Boy King be frisked like a common criminal. Now that would be some must see t.v.
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