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