Nobody believes him any more. (Nobody except Laura, of course. And the millions of Americans who prefer to be citizens of the not great — we hope, late — BananaRepublic.) Nancy Pelosi, like us, never did believe him. (It’s too bad she’s taken impeachment off the agenda.)
In any case, Howard Kurtz performed a small but worthy service this morning with his column following up on the Bullshitter-in-Chief‘s latest pile of droppings. The headline put it politely, “President’s Evasion Raises Truth Issues.”
Six days before the election, Bush told three wire-service reporters in an interview that Rumsfeld and Vice President Cheney were doing “fantastic” jobs.
“You see them staying with you until the end?” asked Terence Hunt of the Associated Press.
“I do,” Bush replied.
“So you’re expecting Rumsfeld, Secretary Rumsfeld, to stay on the rest of your time here?” asked Steve Holland of Reuters.
“Yes, I am,” the president said.
Kurtz reports that White House spokesman Tony Snow wants us to believe the bullshitter wasn’t lying (misleading, to be polite) and, furthermore, hadn’t announced Rummy Boy’s ouster before the elections because, in Snow’s words, “He was not going to use that announcement to try to score political points.”
Does Snow believe that himself? Yeah, right.
A few dopes on my staff of thousands think I’ve defamed Laura. They say she doesn’t believe her husband either, but pretends to for appearance’s sake. Which gives her too much credit.