December 10, 2005

And Then He Shot A Man Just For Snoring

Doug Thompson of Capital Hill Blue, the liberal version of the National Enquirer, offered up this gem yesterday:

GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

“I don't give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I'm the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It's just a goddamned piece of paper!”

Thompson has cited three whole (yeah, you guessed it) anonymous figures "that were there that day" as his sources.

Perhaps I am alone, but does anyone really buy that a single senior White House staffer or senior Republican leader would come complain to this off-kilter Kenny Rodgers wannabe, much less three of them?

Mr. Thompson should perhaps check into a hospital. His Bush Derangement Syndrome is apparently reaching terminal levels.

Update: Mr. Thompson himself (or one of the other 435 residents of Floyd, VA who might be interested in Technorati links to Capital Hill Blue) dropped by, and left just as quickly without a word in rebuttal.

Apparently he couldn't think of a good reason anyone would call him, either.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 10, 2005 08:48 AM | TrackBack

Well, obviously, he should have taken aim at someone other than the snorer.

My grandmother used to say,"Paper has patience, you can print anything on it." That applies to today's media forms as well.

Posted by: Old Soldier at December 10, 2005 12:54 PM

Though I voted for Bush, I can't honestly say that I think he and his people are looking out for We the People and protecting our rights. The Democrats aren't any better, in fact, are the worse of the two evils. We certainly need some new blood in DC. These career politicians are mostly from corporate families and really don't give a damn about too many beneath them. Where is that party of Teddy Roosevelt when you need it?

Posted by: Nick at December 11, 2005 07:16 PM

I wrote to the editors of CapitolHillBlue about the comment, asking twice for corroboration. What I got was a boast that the staff had a wall full of journalism awards, and that this was good enough of an accomplishment for me to trust his judgment and sources. Wow. That's journalism.

Posted by: Eyeball Kid at December 13, 2005 09:14 PM