Knight Of The Mind

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Greetings and welcome. My name is Steve, I'm 35 years old and I work for the US Army as an Operations Research Analyst. Hence my blog title Knight Of The Mind.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

CNN Rediscovers Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson has once more emerged from the shadows to become part of the political scene. No, he's not on anyone's ticket this year and no, he's not on the 700-Club praying for hurricanes to miss VA Beach in return for full collection plates. He's won some face time on CNN for himself by bashing President Bush 13 days before the election.

The good reverand claims he warned Old W that going to war in Iraq was likely to result in casualties. I'll grant he had a point there. He probably also told the president to take along a towel if he ever went swimming. I'm quite sure President Bush appreciated Pat Robertson's awe-inspiring grasp of the obvious.

What seemed totally awry, is Reverand Robertson's claimsthat President Bush told him there would be no US casualties in Iraq. Even with a lot of rhetorical ammunition dropped in his lap, Kerry Mouthpiece Michael McCurry wasn't entirely filled with belief. His snarky riposte follows below.

"We believe President Bush should get the benefit of the doubt here," Kerry spokesman Mike McCurry said in a news release.

"But he needs to come forward and answer a very simple question: Is Pat Robertson telling the truth when he said you didn't think there'd be any casualties, or is Pat Robertson lying?"

The White House predictably questioned Robertson's memory of the conversation in which the president supposedly denied that US casualties would occur.

"The president never made such a comment," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said.

Pat Robertson eventually got around to endorsing George Bush in a roundabout, drunkard's walk sort of a way.

"Even if he stumbles and messes up -- and he's had his share of stumbles and gaffes -- I just think God's blessing is on him," Robertson said.

With a ringing endorsement like that, I sincerely hope Pat Robertson is not part of GWB's get out the vote brigade.


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