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Friday, August 24, 2007

Presidential Boycott of Vermont

With the tornado-like storm blowing through Chicago, the Midwest underwater, and a U.S. fighter jet, one of our boys, bombing British troops in Afghanistan, I thought the "Presidential Boycott of Vermont" story would get bumped from "Good Morning America."

Wrong.

Bush_no_vermont I rarely if ever watch ABC's "Good Morning America" program. Now I know why.

They treated it like an "entertainment" story rather than a "news" story. Though they had little sound bites from our senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, the "hook" was Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream fame and his "free ice-cream offer" to our disgraceful president if he sets foot in Vermont, the only state of 50 he has not visited while president.

Wonder what Ol' Ethan Allen would say, eh?

I was lost in something else in Internet Land and didn't get the tape recorder on it. Barely got this pic of our presidential warmonger, the ol' draft-dodger who used daddy's connections to get into the Texas National Guard and avoid the Vietnam War. And he has the nerve to compare his own personally orchestrated, totally deceitful debacle in Iraq to Vietnam as he "fights" in the media to keep his war going?

Thank you Sen. John Warner, Virgina Republican and former Secretary of the Navy for speaking up yesterday and saying what has to be said - time to bring our troops home!

Reports The Washington Post: Sen. John W. Warner, one of the most influential Republican voices in Congress on national security, called on President Bush yesterday to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq in time for Christmas as a new intelligence report concluded that political leaders in Baghdad are "unable to govern effectively."

T
he Vietnam-Iraq parallels grow stronger every day, don't they?

Anyone out there remember Phil Ochs?

Oh, we're fighting in a war we lost,
before the war began.

We're the white boots marching
in a yellow land.

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Comments

Lisa Crean

Bit of a metaphor, isn't it Peter? For the mainstream media, news--especially presidential politics--has become one big entertainment story. Ratings angles take precedence over how the lives of real people are affected. Who cares if the world is going to hell in a handbasket? Britney v. Lindsey, or Barack v. Hillary--stir up a fake controversy, run a "story" and check your ratings tomorrow to see how it played in Peoria.

I just caved and got the satellite TV, after 8 years of just 4-5 rabbit-ear channels. One good thing: I'll NEVER have to see one second of The Today Show or Good Morning America again. Those odious programs haven't been "news" shows in years. I'm looking forward to TV news, 21st century style: Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, commercial-free thanks to TiVo.

jpc

"Reports The Washington Post: Sen. John W. Warner, one of the most influential Republican voices in Congress on national security, called on President Bush yesterday to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq in time for Christmas as a new intelligence report concluded that political leaders in Baghdad are "unable to govern effectively."

Great quote Peter but your forgot to include the part where he says losing the war in Iraq would be much more devastating then pulling out of Vietnam. A little contradictory to the other statements.

And, what else would they treat the bush boycott story as, news? It is an entertainment story, besides there is still over a year left before he leaves office so he still has plenty of time.

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