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10.11.2005

If I Were a Carpenter

This stuff drives me crazy: The Today Show was in Covington, La this morning along with President Bush. And then we see the inevitable: Bush helping build a home by banging a nail into a sheet of plywood. (Poorly, I might add - even I know you grab the handle of a hammer by its end, not in the middle). This isn't Bush bashing, it's politician bashing. Don't show up for 10 minutes to bang a nail for the cameras and then leave. It's insulting. And I see everyone do it - Democrats and Republicans.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree, this bothers me, too. At least if I were president, I'd have to stay for the day and do some "real" work.

Anonymous said...

President Carter, along with his wife, have been very active over the years with house building for the Habitat for Humanity program. My applause to them both.

Anonymous said...

Amen to Carter and wife doing "real" work, and amen to Barry's criticism of all politicians who choose to do those silly "photo ops". And this is from a staunch Republican.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Bush's entire presidency has been on photo op after another. His speaches are simplistic and repetitive given only to carefully selected pre-screend audiences. History will show Bush one of the most shallow presidents ever.

Condoleesa said...

It is almost as bad as the gratitious baby kissing and glad handing. Bad part is that it must work or they wouldn't keep doing it.

Anonymous said...

Shame on the news media for taking the pictures! To get press, he needed to really do something!

It really doesn't matter how many nails he hammers, he was not on the job when the people needed a leader!

Aren't there more important things for him to do other than running around for photo opts...like finding a way to bring our troops home from Iraq, balancing the budget, or finding a way to get us flu shots!

Let someone else build the house. He needs to stay in the White House and do some real work!!!

Anonymous said...

..i detest the shallow photo sessions too of politicians.....

....does this clue us in why folks stay home from the polls?

.....and stand by Wise Countians for the local political scene..

....(yawn)

m&m said...

Wouldn't you love to be a bug on the wall and listen to their 'photo-op strategy' sessions? That would be a hoot!
I agree with everyone, all politicians are pathetic in this way.

Anonymous said...

This even made news way before he even showed up in LA. Somebody probably told him they would take him to "party" afterward if he went.

I'll bet Pres. Carter is disgusted by him as he should be. GW will go down in history as the dumbest and worst President our nation has ever seen. This also shows that normally when we have an inadequate President, he has enough sense at least to surround himself with smart people. This is what happens when cronyism exists. They are all just riding out the rest of their term.

Shame on GW, the press, and the ones who put him in the White House. This shoud wake up American's everywhere to vote not only in the Presidential election but get involved and become more educated about what is going on in our world. Not what we see on the 6 o'clock news' photo ops - the real stuff!

Anonymous said...

I didn't see the "photo op" as it is being called, so, is everyone CERTAIN that he only stayed 10 minutes and not longer. As with ANYTHING, not just political "photo ops", get all the facts before you start complaining.

Anonymous said...

I commend Jimmy Carter & his wife, but he has the time, he is not currenly Pres. I would much rather our president run the country, then building houses. The guy can't win & for that matter no pres. can win either. Let's put some of this anger into something constructive, anybody & everybody can b*tch, as this blog has shown.

Anonymous said...

anon 1:00 pm, please, take a history class for the love of Pete and review some of our past presidencies before making such broad statements.

I love how you think you can assess "future history" when it takes years to look back with a semi-clear view of the lasting effects.