Tue
Feb 7 2006
11:33 am
By: redmondkr  shortURL

George Bush, emboldened by his successes with recent Supreme Court nominations and his domestic spying program, announced in an interview this morning that there was no need to hold a expensive presidential election in 2008.


"When Congress . . .uh . .  gave me sweeping powers as Commander in Chief after 9/11, they made it clear . . . they intended that I should stay the course . . . for the duration, as FDR would say.  You know . . . you know . . . he served into a fourth term so there is a precedent . . . he was a war time president, too, ya know."


He mentioned that he got the idea from Jay Leno who told his audience that, considering all his vacation time, he has only served maybe one term.


AAAUGH !  Another nightmare!  I've got to stop having pizza so late at night and listening to The Onion's Weekly Radio Addresses.

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Andy Axel's picture

heh heh

Um, FDR stood for election every time, GWB.

And there was no Constitutional amendment for presidential term limits.

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redmondkr's picture

To Andy

FDR didn't have Diebold either.

"Constitutional amendment?  We don't need no stinkin' Constitutional amendment."

 

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Andy Axel's picture

Wonder how...

Wonder how the Rovians can spin a line which necessitates the usurpation of the 22nd Amendment.

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R. Neal's picture

Wouldn't matter. They

Wouldn't matter. They couldn't get it done in time. Thankfully. Unless they declared martial law or something, I guess.
Andy Axel's picture

They already set the

They already set the precedent by sitting for election in 2004.

The "war" was on at that time. So 2008 will be the end of GWB's presidency (although not the damage done).

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Curtis Johnson's picture

Hillary in '08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 LaughingEmbarassedDoes everyone realize Hillary Clinton served on Wal-Mart's Board of Directors from 1986-91 when health benefits were worse than today? She is all talk and no walk. She was a Wal-Mart "insider"!

Clinton: Cover employees
Senator pushes for Wal-Mart's contribution to workers' health plans, but is unclear whether she took that stand as retailer's board member

Evaluating Hillary (NEWSDAY / RICHARD CORNETT)


BY GLENN THRUSH
WASHINGTON BUREAU

January 26, 2006


WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton wants Wal-Mart to contribute to health insurance for its employees - but can't recall if she pushed for worker benefits during six years as a paid board member for the nation's largest retailer.

"Cities and states are saying we can't keep holding the bag here," Clinton said yesterday, praising a new Maryland law requiring Wal-Mart to spend at least 8 percent of payroll on health benefits or contribute to insurance plans for the poor.

About 20 state legislatures have similar bills pending - and Suffolk County has a similar law - reflecting frustration with paying Medicaid and other state health care expenses incurred by company employees.

Clinton never explicitly endorsed Maryland's law during her speech before the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, but she later told reporters, "I certainly understand their need to try to take some action because the burden is getting shifted onto the taxpayer."

Asked if she had advocated better benefits while serving as a board member with Arkansas-based Wal-Mart from 1986 to 1991, Clinton replied, "Well, you know, I, that was a long time ago ... have to remember," adding that "obviously I believe every company should" contribute to benefit plans.

"Her tenure on the board ended nearly 14 years ago, and it's a very different company now," said Philippe Reines, a spokesman for Clinton.

The Maryland bill was passed earlier this month over the veto of Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr.

Calls to a Wal-Mart spokesman weren't returned.

Company founder Sam Walton was a donor to Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign. The Clintons owned between $50,000 and $100,000 in company stock at that time, according to press accounts.

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