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Saturday, December 10, 2005

"Stop Throwing the Constitution at My Face!"

"Stop throwing the Constitution at my face! It's just a goddamned piece of paper." So said President Bush in a meeting with conservatives concerned about provisions of the Patriot Act.


  1. LoganFerree6:15 PM PST

    Is this a source that can be trusted?

  2. John Newman8:11 AM PST

    Whether Bush actually said it or not is neither here nor there. His actions speak louder than words and those actions clearly reveal what he thinks of the document.

  3. Perhaps, but if it's some fabrication or a hoax, it is unfair to claim he said it.

    I actually wasn't surprised, at first, when I saw an article in, what I believe was Capitol Hill Blue, or some other web site. Then, after thinking about it, it seemed pretty unrealistic that, if nothing else, the story made it out of the room he said it in. Sure, we all say stupid things sometimes, but, even if he did say it, I have a hard time believing that anyone in the room when he said it would go running out the door and tell the press about it. If he said it in front of press cameras there'd be no way out of it but it sounded like it was said around higher ups and congresscritter types and I doubt they'd let that leak. They'd never be invited to discuss anything with the Pres again, among other things.

  4. It's probably one of those things like that old legend about Janet Reno that circulated all over the place years ago. Supposedly she gave a description of some right wing hate group,or some such, in a Sixty Minutes interview. She described the "nut cases" as people who believed strongly in the Constitution and Bible...blah, blah, blah...basically making it sound like she thought Christian America was a bunch of terrorists. Remember that one?

    After that had gone around for what seemed like quite some time, someone tried to find the interview in the archives of Sixty Minutes and couldn't find it cause she never said that.

  5. I should have written, "According to Doug Thompson at Capital Hill Blue." But I passed it on because a)I don't know anything about Thompson's reliability or credibility, but don't know why he'd lie; b) his credibility can't be any worse than, say, the New York Times's; c) it is consistent with what lots of unnamed sources have been telling lots of reporters about Bush's temperament, and d) Bush's statement is consistent with his actions.