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I’ll be a bit scarce until later today, as I banged up a knee yesterday and today am enjoying Adventures in Health Care. I’ve accomplished Stage One, getting a referral from the Primary Care Provider, and will move on to Stage Two, seeing the orthopedic guy, this afternoon. At least I have insurance.

For now, I just want to point to Tim Grieve:

This just in from the Irony-Free Department: A “senior official” in the White House of George W. Bush tells journalist Bill Sammon why Barack Obama won’t be the next president of the United States: Obama is intellectually “capable” of the job, the official says, but he relies too much on easy charm. “It’s sort of like, ‘That’s all I need to get by,’ which bespeaks sort of a condescending attitude towards the voters … and a laziness, an intellectual laziness.”

You can’t make this shit up.

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  1. Sunny  •  Sep 24, 2007 @12:31 pm

    That is amazing coming from the White House. Just what do they think Bush got by on all these years – certainly was not his intelligence. But it was more like arrogance rathern than charm. And he doesn’t have any where near the intelligence of Obama. You are right, you can’t make this shit up, but it has been coming out of the White House since the day Bush walked in the front door. I for one am going to breath a sigh of relief the day he walks out of the White House, and it cannot come soon enough.

  2. Lynne  •  Sep 24, 2007 @12:45 pm

    GWB doesn’t rely on “easy charm”? You’re right, I’d never have thought of this by myself.

  3. Swami  •  Sep 24, 2007 @1:00 pm

    Obama sounds like the type of guy you could enjoy a beer with.

  4. maha  •  Sep 24, 2007 @1:03 pm

    Swami — I can enjoy a beer with just about anybody. In fact, I can enjoy a beer just fine all by myself.

  5. biggerbox  •  Sep 24, 2007 @1:38 pm

    Man, I nearly splattered my screen with the food I was eating!

    Barack has a condescending attitude toward the voters? Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha. From the experts in condescending attitude, that’s quite a claim. Say it with me now, “What the American people have to know is…”

    Next week, Clinton rides her bicycle to much to be President, and John Edwards mangles the English language too much.

    Are there guys in West Wing offices who get to write all this stuff? Do you suppose they laugh out loud as they do? Are they having the time of their lives, goofin’ on the entire country? How could you not be in on the joke?

    Wouldn’t we all be happier if they were using their comedic talents to write screenplays for Ben Stiller or Adam Sandler?

  6. Stella  •  Sep 24, 2007 @4:36 pm

    Har – and I bet he’s scared of horses, too.

    Get well, Maha. Remember – laughter is the best medicine.

  7. justme  •  Sep 24, 2007 @4:42 pm

    Maha, I wish you my best for a speedy recovery.After a day of messing around with the whole health care circus a few beers will be just what the doctor ordered ….Meantime feel free to call on me if you need someone kicked in the tail section,,,REST that knee ,it would be my pleasure to stand in ! Get that knee well soon!

  8. Donna  •  Sep 24, 2007 @4:55 pm

    Lil Georgie Bush, sitting in ‘the corner’ with the other ‘corner folks’, all wearing pointy hats; someone makes a duncy joke about the first black president of Harvard Law Review……hee hee, those duncy folks think they’re hilarious…….pathetic cornered ones…..

  9. Bonnie  •  Sep 24, 2007 @7:15 pm

    I hope you have better health care than I have. I have Kaiser Permanente. I have two very bad knees. Every step I take–on a pain scale of 1-10 with 10 being the worst–is a ten. Some days it is a 12. But, Kaiser won’t do knee surgery on fat ladies (the actual term used by my first orthopedic surgeon was obese women). The second orthopedic surgeon said he couldn’t do knee surgery because my BMI is not appropriate for my height. They want me to lose weight; but, have not provided me with any solutions to losing weight when every step I take, every day hurts so much that walking is something I avoid. Also, I do exercise. I do deep water running three times a week, which is the ONLY thing that allows me to walk the little bit I do to get to and from work. I never knew how much we need our knees for every thing in life. Also, they do not stop hurting when I sit down, they hurt at night because you need your knees to turn over, and standing up after sitting and taking a first step is another challenge. I wish you, Maha, a caring doctor and health care provider that believes in the Hippocratic Oath from the bottom of my heart. Regarding my weight, my weight problem began with my knee problems. I work with many women who make me look like Twiggy. I know a couple of them have had knee surgeries. My mother had knee problems for a long time and I wish she were here so I could apologize for not being properly sympathetic to the pain she was experiencing. Unfortunately, pain is something I do not wish on any one; so, I would rather you never learn how painful something like this can be. My original knee injury occurred on the same day as Michael Jordan’s knee injury when he was with the Washington Wizards. He had surgery, rehab, and was back on the court playing while I was still waiting for my referral for an MRI. I believe I would be walking normally if I lived in Canada or France.

  10. My Name is Url  •  Sep 24, 2007 @8:07 pm

    Hey, rednecks know that all blacks are lazy, and that all liberals are egghead intellectuals. Ergo, Obama is intellectually lazy. Makes sense to me.

  11. erinyes  •  Sep 24, 2007 @9:06 pm

    Yeah Swami, and the Shrubinator sounds like the kind of guy I could snort a bag or two of blow with then juggle chainsaws……..
    If I could just remember where I left my #18 sledge, I’d bang myself in the head a few times to stop the pain….
    Nice to see you’re still among the living, Justme.
    My lovely wife just banged up her knee too, must be something going around. This is her 2nd self inflicted injury in 3 weeks, one more and I’ll nominate her for a Darwin award. Ice, Rest, and Bohemia will make it better.
    Take care of yourself Maha.

  12. c u n d gulag  •  Sep 25, 2007 @8:00 am

    Maha,
    I’m sorry to hear about your knee. I hope you feel better soon. We need you in top fighting shape – physically, and mentally.
    Take care.

    PS: If there’e any PT, follow the plan.

  13. idlemind  •  Sep 25, 2007 @9:43 pm

    Cue Earl Butz’s joke.

    They can’t help themselves…



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