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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Surprise!!!

AP: KABUL, Afghanistan - President Bush made a surprise visit...on Wednesday. The White House closely guarded the secret, but there was widespread speculation that he would...stop in Afghanistan. Bush shook hands and posed for pictures with U.S. Marines on their way to Kuwait. The young men, in camouflage uniforms, lined up to shake hands with the commander in chief.

I love this guy. I really couldn't care less what some other people think of him.

Let me restate that: I...really...couldn't...care...LESS.

It is technically impossible to care any less than not at all.
(But I digress; I do that sometimes)

Oh, da Prez ain't the most eloquent speaker, but then, some of the most glib folks around are also the biggest liars.
(I won't cite any examples, they are legion)

I've had the pleasure of seeing the man in person. As far as I'm concerned, he's the genuine article, the "real deal" as it were.

Some of the groups I hang out with sometimes are largely liberal, like the cavers and the hikers. I tend to think of liberals as misguided children, in their naiveté. But their way of looking at things can be dangerous if allowed to prevail. I've been pretty much avoiding all things polemic lately, speaking mostly on other topics with which I'm familiar. After all, everybody and their brother (including me and mine) can talk about current events...not that there's anything wrong with that; it's just the way of things.

Anyway, the subject here is Mr. Bush. To be perfectly honest, the first time I voted for him, it was really more of a vote against what I perceived as the continuation of a corrupt regime that had abused the office of the Presidency for 8 long years.

That all changed after that fateful day in September of 2001. Everyone knows which day I mean. Mr. Bush truly made a difference in what had been the "status quo" of appeasement. No longer were we going to sit on our hands and hope to be left alone. Now we were taking the fight back from whence it originated, in the Middle East. I haven't heard about any aircraft flying into anything since then.

Speaking of aircraft, Bush also came to visit my workplace in the "Military/Industrial Complex", and tried his hand at working on one:



Like I said, I love this guy...

25 Comments:

Blogger boberin said...

Well, can't say I love the man but he is, no doubt, at least as good, probably better than the alternative we had.
Good post!

March 01, 2006 6:23 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

boberin:
Probably better? HA!!!

What, do you suppose, would Gore have done in response to the events of 9-11-01? I find it very telling that he didn't even carry his own home State of Tennessee.

And then there's Kerry; self proclaimed war "hero", genuine gigolo. He shows up for about 15% of those Senate votes, even when he isn't running for President.

Anyway, thanks for the compliment on the post...

March 01, 2006 6:59 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

I love the Post and I love George Bush. You are right as usual. George 41 was likeable, and I felt he meant well, but he really didn't have the guts to stand up when he had to do something unpopular. He really thought he could charm the Dims into liking him if he gave in to them .All he did was disgust his base. George 43 ,OTOH, just doesn't give a darn if the other side likes him ,and if it comes down to it he can stand it, if his own side doesn't like what he is doing, if he knows it is the right thing to do.
Boberin ,I'm going to see if I can find you a weasel dictionary. You are just running out of weasel words. Damn with faint praise ,anyone?

March 01, 2006 7:09 PM  
Blogger 'da Bunny said...

I have always had great admiration for people who do what they believe is right, in the face of strong opposition. President Bush has a good, and kind heart...you can see it in his eyes. I can do without "glib" and "slick" lies and pandering, a la Clinton, algore, Kerry, et al. Who cares if he gets tongue-tied sometimes? I'd rather have that than algore "whoppers" and Kerry's monotone telling us how "important" he is! And, I'm pretty sure that GWB knows what the meaning of "is" is! :-(

Yeah, I "love" Dubya, too!!

March 01, 2006 7:29 PM  
Blogger Beerme said...

I believe in Bush as a man that says what he means and does what he says. He is of course, infinitely preferable to either of his challengers!
I find him to be a man of few words but also a man of action. Neither of his challengers would have taken decisive action after 9/11. He did.

March 01, 2006 7:29 PM  
Blogger Kajun said...

The current President Bush is just like one of us...because he IS one of us.

March 01, 2006 7:44 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Barb:
Bush Senior made a huge tactical error by going back on his promise:
"Read my lips, no new taxes".

Also, by allowing the U.N. to call the shots during the first Gulf War, leaving Saddam Hussein in power. Huge mistake, that.

'da Bunny:
People who do what they believe is right, exactly, polls be damned. Those are generally skewed anyhow, and worded in ways to get the desired answers...in short, meaningless.

President Bush is, as I said, the real deal; you're right, you can see it. The picture that accompanies this post wasn't staged, it's reality.

Beerme:
Agreed, he's a man who says what he means and does what he says, and infinitely preferable to his challengers.

Actions are what matters, words are only as good as the person who speaks them.

Kajun:
That's just it; he truly is one of us. A genuine man of the people...

March 01, 2006 8:11 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

OK, I'll admit it... GWB is my hero! Even more so than Reagan. And let me tell ya... Reagan was #1 before GWB came along.

Why do I like W more? Because I thought Reagan cut and run from Lebanon after the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut. I was never happy about that.

But GWB stood tall and took the fight to the enemy. He took it to the Taliban. He took it to Saddam. He took it to the sleeper cells in this country. He froze assets. He stopped the so-called "Islamic charities" from laundering money to the terrorists. He's still taking it to al-Qaeda in the mountains of Pakistan with Predator drones, and through the phone taps of the NSA.

It's all about what GWB stands for... He stands for the idea that justice should be done. He stands for the idea that Americans should be protected. He stands for the idea that bad guys should be captured or killed. He stands for democracy and liberty throughout the world. He stands for the right of all children to be educated. He stands for the right of seniors to get prescriptions at the best cost possible -- even if it has to be subsidized. He stands for the right of people to keep more of the money they worked hard to earn. He stands for baseball (and throws a decent pitch from the mound). He stands for those who risk all in this war on terror -- our heros -- the soldiers. He stands for action instead of endless resolutions and bureaucracy. He stands for strict judicial constructionism. He stands for right versus wrong. He stands for faith. He stands for prayer. He stands for life.

He wants results. He wants to do so much, but is stymied by obstructionists. He wants to reform Social Security. He wants to reform the tax code. He wants to deliver energy independence. He wants to see democracy and liberty spread throughout the Middle East. He wants to see evil defeated. He wants to see an America that is safe again. He wants to see Americans unified. He wants to see good things happen to good people.

GWB knows he's not an orator. He does have great speech writers and can put together a really inspiring speech when he needs to. But more often than not, he "mangles a few syl-LAB-bulls". But so what? That just makes him more more real and more human. How many of us know that under the same circumstances, we might
come off a bit flustered too. And his self-depracating humor is simply charming. He turns a personal deficit into a trademark comedy routine.

Like Kajun said so eloquently and so briefly... he IS one of us.

So tell me... what's NOT to like about this guy?

March 01, 2006 9:25 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

"more more real"? Sheesh!

March 01, 2006 9:31 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Hawkeye®:
Looks like the makings for a post on your own blog; more (more) power to ya!

And (of course) I agree with everything you said...

March 01, 2006 11:51 PM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

Let me add my mellow alto to the choir. OK everyone, in six-part harmony: A-men.

Oh, and W has EXCELLENT taste in women too.

How refreshing to have a Leader with big ideas, the ones that founded and sustained this country. A man of true Faith, not posturing.

I also voted for him in '00 as a vote against Gore [shudder]. Thank God in His wisdom to have put GWB in the right place at the right time. I don't know if W's spine was such tempered steel before 9-11, but it surely is now.

Again, amen.

March 02, 2006 5:47 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

MargeinMI:
You're always welcome in my choir.

It's too bad that a lot of W's ideas run into so much obstructionism...but that is the unfortunate way of our world.

March 02, 2006 6:48 AM  
Blogger kwl said...

Camo, can I chime in your choir also?
Even though I might hit a sour note?
I hate buts (not butts, but I digress too) but here is my but;
What is he thinking regarding letting UAE run our shipping ports? Like you said he is not the best communicator, so I am hoping that at the end of this wash cycle, it is just that, a failure to communicate.
But I luv the dub myself, and that wife of his is the most eloquent, without heirs, to ever grace the West Wing.

March 02, 2006 9:09 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Camo,

We're on the same wavelink.I sent GWB an email telling him that I still loved him and that he is still #1 in my poll.

March 02, 2006 11:14 AM  
Blogger JR said...

Camo,
As the “Commander in Chief”… I do love the ways in which he tries to keep moral high among our troops… The troops know GW has their best interests at heart and enjoy the fact he took the time to say hi… Big Difference from one President to another… Our troops were ordered to pose with Clinton for pictures and once it was over they felt they needed to take a shower… The troops knew Clinton was full of it… And they know GW really cares...
JR

March 02, 2006 11:26 AM  
Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

I dont care what the constitution says, I'm voting for GWB in 2008!
Take that liberalwienies. Great post Camo!

March 02, 2006 11:39 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

kwl:
My "choir" has an open enrollment policy; all kindred spirits are welcome.

As for the U.A.E. port deal, it appears to be a difference which mostly exists on paper. Americans will still do the work, and be overseen by Homeland Security. But there are any number of folks who've looked deeper into the situation, and you can find what most of them are saying via the links in the left hand column of my blog. A good place to begin is Jewish World Review.

Maggie:
I'm glad we're on the same wavelength.

JR:
That's just it. The troops do know that their commander in chief cares about them, and appreciates what they're doing. And so do we.

Libby Gone™:
Heh. Well, my friend, I can certainly relate. You could always write him in as a candidate, but then you'd be wasting your vote. As close as the last two Presidential elections have been though, you might wish to reconsider...

March 02, 2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger onlineanalyst said...

Who could add any more to this collection of tributes to W, the man and the President? Character, vision, and decisive (informed) action are all wrapped up in this most remarkable we are blessed with. He is the right man at the right time. As an executive , he has chosen team of knowledgable ethical adults. As a leader, he is the real deal.

I just love him.

March 02, 2006 7:34 PM  
Blogger onlineanalyst said...

"...this most remarkable president"
Um, proofreading pays off in coherence.

March 02, 2006 7:36 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

onlineanalyst:
Hail to the Chief!

March 03, 2006 3:38 AM  
Blogger Ms. RightWing, Ink said...

yup, I hit your bookmark, linky thingy and it worked. I thought maybe you found a weak link in the system. Nope, works fine.

March 06, 2006 1:01 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Ms. RightWing, Ink:
I explained my reasoning on your blog...you'll see.

March 06, 2006 5:19 AM  
Blogger Bob_inSpain said...

i gotta say, sometimes i agree w/ 43, sometimes not... but we know where he stands - and what he will stand for and stand up for - more than w/ any president in my feeble memory.

he is not the polished communicator that either Clinton or Reagan was. but, he is a real person. his style is a little more like a corporation than a typical political machine... he is a guy w/ an MBA and business management background, rather than a law degree and law/politics background. we are just not used to seeing that.

and our first president was a surveyor, farmer, plantation owner, rum distributor, and army general... so what!

and the self-righteous intellectuals and other status quo politicos here (i live near DC) hate, hate, hate him... which just makes me laugh, even though i have some of them there academic wall hangings myself.

i admire the guy's guts for showing up in iraq, afghanistan... and pakistan! i bet our troops do, too. yes, of course, he has protection... but when is the last time a president visited an active war zone to rally the troops? or visited an ally that can barely protect himself from assassination and our secret service cannot guarantee his safety?

all i can say is: rock on, dude!

March 07, 2006 8:49 AM  
Blogger Ms. RightWing, Ink said...

Now if I were a liberal (boy that will give you cold sweats) I would say Bush is screwing up the works.

March 07, 2006 8:58 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Bob_inSpain:
Exactly. Nobody's perfect, but at least some try to do the right thing. In the end, that's what matters most.

Ms. RightWing, Ink:
You, a liberal? Perish the thought!

March 07, 2006 12:47 PM  

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