Saturday, March 18, 2006

Stating the obvious about Bush's deception

The AP -- more specifically, the AP's Jennifer Loven -- has published an article about Bush's use of "the straw man device" in his speeches: "The device usually is code for Democrats or other White House opponents. In describing what they advocate, Bush often omits an important nuance or substitutes an extreme stance that bears little resemblance to their actual position."

Well, duh. Has Bush ever made a case for anything on its merits? Has he ever been truly honest in making a case for anything? No. His whole presidency, and not just his speechifying, has relied on misrepresentation and deception.

This is obvious, isn't it? Unfortunately not.

Upon reading this article, and upon beginning this post, my first inclination was to ask, How is this news? Well, it isn't really news, but, as far as I'm concerned, any attempt to expose Bush for what he is and how he operates should be welcomed. Too many people out there remain in the dark on even this most obvious of points.

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