Maybe Bush thinks that swing voters are necessary? And that by telling the truth (especially when it looks like a bad political move for him) about certain inconsequential things, he can erase the image of himself as a politician (read: Liar) and replace it with the image of a regular honest joe.
Makes sense to me. This can also silence some of those cries of misleading the American public to go to war with Iraq.
"This can also silence some of those cries of misleading the American public to go to war with Iraq."
Except that BEFORE the war the implication from the Bush Administration was that Saddam DID have links to the 9/11 attacks. It's kind of a irrelevant now, and really just makes their previous case for war even less stable.
Odd move, to say the least.
And Lo, The Urine Shall Flow Freely In The Aisles, As Small Children And Frail Old Ladies Flee Before The Brutality, The Might, The Sheer Viciousness...Of ~EVIL COACH~!
Maybe he's hoping someone takes the bait. Maybe he has some kind of trump card up his sleeve.
Like a reporter saying "How do you know this?" and Bush saying, "Because...HE'S RIGHT HERE!!" And then they pull a mask off of somebody (maybe Cheney) and he's Saddam?
That would make a good WWE storyline, now that I say it without having time to think about it.
Sometimes I ask myself why I watch WWE after all the crap it's given me. HLA, necro, HHH, and so on. And then it hits me. That one simple phrase that can be modified and used for anything that gets you down, yet makes you keep coming back.
Every episode has the potential to be the best one ever, and I'll be damned if I'm going to miss it after sitting through this shit.
The CJR report is, ironically, shoddy journalism in defending shoddy journalism. What's really sad is that the Columbia School is the most respected school in journalism, which may explain why this sort of behavior a la CBS, Jason Blair, is tolerated.