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A Bush Bash Backfires
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| Editorial Staff
Posted on 01/13/2004 11:08:06 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Edited on 05/26/2004 5:18:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
It will be interesting to see whether the liberal media, having slobbered all over former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill's "red meat" attacks on President Bush, will pay as much attention to the fired Cabinet official's follow-up remarks.
Interviewed yesterday on NBC's "Today" show, O'Neill said that despite the harsh criticism of his former boss, he will "probably" vote for Bush in November. "I don't see anyone who is better prepared or more capable," he said.
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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backfire; backpedal; disloyalty; gwb2004; liberalmediabias; oneillforbushin04; oneillrecants; pauloneill
I thought O'Neill was old and rich and didn't care.
posted on 01/13/2004 11:26:44 PM PST
(Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
Back in 1998, Congress - by a near-unanimous vote - passed the Iraq Liberation Act, which declares it the policy of the United States "to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime."
Crow is best served with mashed potatoes and green beans -- hope he chokes on it!!
posted on 01/13/2004 11:41:54 PM PST
(Don't Sweat the Small Stuff)
"I thought O'Neill was old and rich and didn't care."
No, O'Neill is just shallow, ego driven and still bothered that he got fired. When he gets hit with the truth, he is like the schoolboy who just realized that what he did was really stupid.
posted on 01/13/2004 11:44:32 PM PST
One thing you can count on...Katie won't be inviting him back to the "Today Show."
posted on 01/14/2004 12:09:04 AM PST
Can't believe what a complete idiot O'Neill obviously appears to be...is this the type leadership that succeeds to the top of a Fortune 300 Corp? God help us if so.
posted on 01/14/2004 12:31:05 AM PST
O'Neill apparently now realizes that his criticism of the White House - eagerly seized by the president's Democratic foes - was way off target.
Those foes seem to be the press. They eagerly seized this bit of non-info, witness Stahl's breathless amazement that governing is actually going on in Washington.
posted on 01/14/2004 2:46:48 AM PST
I wouldn't be at all surprised to find that a fair share of ceos think like O'Neill. They're like the rock stars and Hollyweird actors who think because they can warble a tune on key or recite their lines correctly that they are geniuses in all areas.
You're talking about people (ceos like O'Neill) with massive egos and tremendous corporate powers who are used to dictating to people and having their decisions followed unquestioningly. Then they go outside their sphere of expertise and expect their success to continue.
O'Neill apparently was a very effective ceo, and that's where he should have stayed. Frankly his comments about the world of international politics and government reveal a person exceptionally ignorant of those matters. Most conservative pundits didn't like him from the start and felt he would be a disaster...and they were so right!
posted on 01/14/2004 2:49:02 AM PST
( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
Former econ adviser Larry Lindsey has a good column about O'Neill on the opinionjournal website this morning.
posted on 01/14/2004 4:16:17 AM PST
(Don't believe the liberal media)
posted on 01/14/2004 4:20:22 AM PST
(Regurgitated whine? No thanks, I'll pass.)
-the man appears to be rather indecisive........so which is Bush a brilliant leader or an idiot? Who cares what O'Neill thinks.........
posted on 01/14/2004 6:11:05 AM PST
(8 days to CPAC ??)
posted on 01/14/2004 6:13:46 AM PST
(Shamelessly posting irrelevancy since 1998...)
Wait, I didn't see either the 60 Minutes Interview nor the Today Show. Did he take back what he said on 60 Minutes???? That's amazing if true and you're right, we will not hear a squeak from the Press.
posted on 01/14/2004 6:19:44 AM PST
Who cares what O'Neill thinks.........
Well, if it's against Bush: Dan Tom, Petah, Wolf, Dianne, Judy, and 90% of big media. Also Howard, Al, Wesley, Joe, Carol, Dennis, Dick, John F'n, and Breck Girl.
It makes me wonder why Bush ever hired him in the first place.
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