The White House has finally come up with the twisted deceptions and familiar wordplay that will be central during the campaign’s stretch run. You really have to give these guys credit. If you buy the language they use, they get your vote. If you don’t, you still get a pretty good laugh out of it.
Take a look at these outtakes from the interview W did with Time.
On what he’s learned:
“Washington is a much more bitter, ugly place, dominated by special interests, than I ever envisioned. I was surprised.”
Do you absolutely love this crap or what? This is guy whose father was the president, folks. And he was surprised by Washington? He (and his Rovian minions) sure got used to that evil Washington in a hurry. Somehow, our downhome dude from Crawford managed to be the most Washingtonian of any candidate in recent history. This would be like Boss Tweed complaining that he was shocked by how tough New York politics can be. It’s so ridiculous, but they still use the line.
On Iraq (and the hint of a mistake):
“Had we had to do it over again, we would look at the consequences of catastrophic success – being so successful so fast that an enemy that should have surrendered or been done in escaped and lived to fight another day.”
So there you have it. That’s the mistake admission we’ve been waiting for. Bush was too successful and it screwed things up a bit.
The Bush White House could reframe premature ejaculation as a case of being too efficient.