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jAZ
05-30-2006, 09:50 PM
Maybe he's just a compulsive liar.

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/30/bush-snow-lie

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http://images1.americanprogress.org/il80web20037/ThinkProgress/2006/snowremoval.320.240.mov

On May 25th, President Bush said that Treasury Secretary John Snow had not given him any indication that he was leaving soon:

PRESIDENT BUSH: Secretary of Treasury Snow?

Q Has he given you any indication he intends to leave his job any time soon?…

PRESIDENT BUSH: No, he has not talked to me about resignation. I think he’s doing a fine job.

In fact, not only had Snow indicated he was leaving, President Bush had already settled on his replacement. Today, Tony Snow said that Hank Paulson was offered the job on May 20 and accepted a day later:

QUESTION: Do you have any tick tock on the Paulson…

SNOW: Yes. The tick tock is the two of them met on the 20th of May and there was a conversation. And Hank Paulson accepted the job a day later. That was subject to clearance. It does take time, especially for a Senate confirmable position, to complete those. So it did take time to get some of those clearances wrapped up.

Later in the briefing, Tony Snow essentially admitted that Bush misled the public, claiming it was necessary to protect the market:

QUESTION: Can I just ask you one other follow-up on Karl about Secretary Snow? When the president was asked, when he was standing next to Prime Minister Blair and millions of people were watching, he’s telling the American people that: I have got no indication the secretary’s going to resign…

SNOW: No, He has not talked to me about resignation. I mean, it was very carefully worded. But again, what you didn’t want to have, I think, is at a period of time when you haven’t finished doing your clearances for the person you want to fill that position, you don’t want to have chaos in the markets. It was…

QUESTION: But he’s already offered it to somebody. He’s got it in hand. I mean, he offered these positions all the time and wait for FBI and background searches that sometimes take a long time. I mean, the Supreme Court nominees take six weeks. But you still announced to the public you’re pick somebody…

SNOW: Well, but you know, again Hank Paulson at that time, you don’t announce somebody who hasn’t been pre-cleared. You haven’t finished the clearance process, you don’t announce it. Period. I mean, it’s just…

QUESTION: But it’s not even announcing him. You could have been direct and said: We’re expecting…

SNOW: Well no — with all due respect, I think there was some concern again about how something like that affects the markets. If you have uncertainty for an extended period of time, which would have been, at that point, four or five days, I think that is something that you’ve got to worry about and you’ve got to be responsible in dealing with it.

banyon
05-30-2006, 09:53 PM
I thought about posting this, but it seems such a minor fib in relative terms to what we've already been fed.

It's probably just second nature to them now.

unlurking
05-30-2006, 10:08 PM
You know, most of his "lies" are like this. Personally, I don't think he is lying. I just think he's not the one making the decisions and doesn't really know what's going on.

jAZ
05-30-2006, 11:59 PM
Looks like Bush is out there recruiting new-yet-experienced liars for his leadership team...

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002577367

Top Bush Aide Admits Altering Article
By E&P Staff

Published: May 30, 2006 2:55 PM ET updated 5:00 PM

NEW YORK Karl Zinsmeister, the new chief domestic adviser to President Bush...

(snip)

Today, in a separate matter, The Washington Post revealed that Zinsmeister now acknowledges that he erred in taking a newspaper profile of himself, altering quotes and text, and then re-posting it on another Web site without noting the changes or asking for approval.

"Looking back, this is foolish," he told the Post. The New York Sun's Josh Gerstein had revealed on Friday that after the weekly Syracuse New Times published a profile of the local man in August 2004, Zinsmeister posted an altered copy on the Web site of the American Enterprise Institute magazine. One of his quotes he changed was originally published as: "People in Washington are morally repugnant, cheating, shifty human beings."

It was this comment by Zinsmeister that touched off an extended exchange between White House Press Secretary Tony Snow and reporter Helen Thomas at a briefing today (see below).

The writer of the New Times, profile, Justin Park provided the Sun with a laudatory e-mail he received from Zinsmeister shortly after the profile appeared, now obtained by E&P. Zinsmeister thanked him for "an extremely fair and thoughtful treatment.... I really appreciate your professionalism and kindness. You wrote it straight up, which is the best and hardest kind of journalism. Let me know when I can next help out your journalism."

He then proceeded to take Park's "journalism" -- and alter it in posting it to his own site.

In that profile, for example, Park quoted Zinsmeister saying, "I can't think of one Iraqi I met that I'm confident never lied to me." In Zinsmeister's revised version he attributes this view to a military officer.

BigMeatballDave
06-02-2006, 01:00 AM
Well, he IS a politician. Isn't it a prerequisite?

Lurch
07-05-2006, 01:02 PM
I'd read jAZ is obsessed, but a search of his threads is utterly dumbfounding.

alanm
07-05-2006, 01:05 PM
Well, he IS a politician. Isn't it a prerequisite?
Them and lawyers. Which are pretty much one and the same.