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The question on everyone's lips

John Howard - tool of the Bush Administration?

or just plain tool?

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He's missed the boat, in that calling the Democrats "the party of terrorism" has become passe. They control Congress, and Bush has a 28% approval rating, so Americans are over the idea that Dems can do no right.

And I fail to see the local purpose of attacking a Dem candidate for US President.

It really looks like a brain-fart from the normally cunning and fortunate PM. Perhaps news that Rudd's 'preferred PM' from the latest polls has panicked him?

And I fail to see the local purpose of attacking a Dem candidate for US President.

You're assuming there's a local purpose. My (paranoid) theory is that the Great Horned Toady was asked to inject the talking point into the US Media, because it would look reprehensibly insensitive if the attack on Obama came directly from the Bush Administration. But now they can say (as does Gerard Henderson in today's SMH) "How vulgar, but you know, he has a point."

And, while I'm hoping against hope that Rudd will win the next election (despite my misgivings) the polls are pretty meaningless at the moment. You have to remember that Latham was the preferred prime minister around this time before the last election.

And again, my paranoia makes me feel we're going to have another Tampa/9-11 type incident just before the next election. Hopefully it will misfire spectacularly, but I'm not sure you can under-estimate the intelligence of the electorate enough now.

Your first paragraph is the only idea I've heard that makes sense, given the people involved. Doesn't seem to be gaining traction in the US, tho. Even a Republican said, "Butt out", and Obama's, "Put up or shut up" has teeth.

And oh, yeah. Cautious optimism, accent on "cautious".

Based it on a poster I found somewhere. I'm actually proud of this one, which I made from bits from everywhere. A forum I surf went thru a "monkey" meme.

Most of the world thinks Bush sucks

Bush and the Republicans were not protecting us on 9-11, and we aren't a lot safer now. We may be more afraid due to george bush, but are we safer? Being fearful does not necessarily make one safer. Fear can cause people to hide and cower. What do you think? Why has bush turned our country from a country of hope and prosperity to a country of belligerence and fear.
Our country is in debt until forever, we don't have jobs, and we live in fear. We have invaded a country and been responsible for thousands of deaths.
We have lost friends and influenced no one. No wonder most of the world thinks we suck. Thanks to what george bush has done to our country during the past three years, we do!

Re: Most of the world thinks Bush sucks

I've been saying I'm pro-US that's why I'm anti-Bush. I feel terrible for a lot of Americans and even worse that our Dear Leader won't do what good friends are meant to do and curb his excesses or stage an intervention.

We have our own fear campaigns in Australia, but they're nowhere near as diabolical as the ones I see carried out in the US - at least in that regard we're not following the Bush Administration that closely.

It is slightly gratifying that some Republicans are catching on to what's happening, and it's abundantly clear (thanks to the Democrat win in the mid-terms) that most of the US is not behind the Bush Administration.

My worry is how your country can recover from the rape of the robber barons.

Re: Most of the world thinks Bush sucks

I would agree. And yet, the Florida voting machine glitch can't fully explain why or how large numbers of voters turned out to vote for a man who can't string a decent sentence together, never mind formulate a cohesive foreign policy. Some of the blame has to be sheeted to the twits who supported this rape of the robber barons.

Barnstormin' Berko

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