The Bush Admin's Gone, But They're Still Lying Like Hell

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We all make mistakes, some more than others.  But Republicans prefer the sizzle to the steak.  And thus we have the inevitable:  GOP mis-sizzles.  Here's a good example from earlier this month.  On Feb. 4, Inside Edition reported:

After a rough day at the office on Tuesday, 2/3, President Obama's fashion style is now coming under attack. Former George W. Bush Chief of Staff Andrew Card says the Obama dress code is way too laid back.

"There should be a dress code of respect," Card tells INSIDE EDITION. "I wish that he would wear a suit coat and tie."

Card is the first member of the Bush administration to bash Obama, and he's going after him for forgoing a coat and tie.

"The Oval Office symbolizes...the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I'm going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House, I think it's appropriate to have an expectation that there will be a dress code that respects the office of the President."

The clear implication here--it wouldn't make sense any other way--is that Bush would never have taken off his jacket in the Oval Office, mush less let anyone else do the same.  A Bush high official lecturing anyone about respecting anything is always good for a laugh.  Picture Al Capone lecturing Elliot Ness.  Bush, after all, turned the Oval Office into the central office of Lies, Inc., and millions of people are dead as a result.  Respect?

So, of course, it's only fitting that Card's canard was quickly exposed by Huffington Post.  It was not just another GOP absurdity.  It was another Bush/GOP lie.

First, Huffington Post tracked the story, pointing out a NY Times revelation of a photo showing a jacketless George Tenet in the Oval Office with Bush.  Then they followed up with this photo of Bush himself with Harriet Meirs, just two days after taking office in 2001:

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