Rudy Guiliani is of course one of the most terrible cases of a public figure being a Johnny one-note. For Guiliani, 9/11 is the answer to every question. How do you feel about the Iowa results? “I felt much worse things on 9/11.” What do you think of Hillary Clinton crying? “I cried too sometimes during 9/11.” The word “shameless” doesn’t even begin to describe this guy.

But Bush is just as bad. Worse, really, since he’s the President. Yesterday he gave a “wide-ranging” press conference about the economy. Here’s what the Washington Post said:

President Bush gave a wide-ranging speech about the economy yesterday, but proposed no new policies to deal with the emerging economic distress.

That perfectly sums up Bush. Bush–who chooses a policy and then sticks to it no matter what–never proposes new policies. He’s like all those “New and Improved!” products: the same old crap in a brand new package. With a tiny bit of rewriting, that quote can apply to every Bush speech:

“”President Bush gave a wide-ranging speech about Iraq yesterday, but proposed no new policies to deal with the emerging sectarian strife.”

“President Bush gave a wide-ranging speech about North Korea yesterday, but proposed no new policies to deal with the emerging dangers of their nuclear capability.”

“President Bush gave a wide-ranging speech about Iran yesterday, but proposed no new policies to deal with the Iranian Government.”

And so on.

I can’t wait until this guy is out of office. The only question is, how much more damage can he do in his remaing 12 months?

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