Price

So I’m well aware that this is like picking the slotted spoon out of the box of kitchen tools to pick on it, butthe most offensive part of Dana Perino’s word-wrangling over “mission accomplished” isn’t “mission accomplished:”

President Bush is well aware that the banner should have been much more specific and said “mission accomplished for these sailors who are on this ship on their mission.”And we have certainly paid a price for not being more specific on that banner.

Emphasis mine.

Price? What price have they paid? Last I heard Bush got re-elected. Last I heard, none of the Heritage Foundation alumni wandering the halls of the White House got blown up by IEDs. Last I heard, the president and his entourage still had the adulation of about one in four Americans, so honestly, if what they mean by “price” is “three in four Americans think we suck,” I’m sorry, but you’ll have to work harder to get my sympathy. It ispast fucking time we stop equating “people said mean things about me on TV” with any kind of actual consequences. What price have they paid? In money, in lives, in time? What price have they paid? Last I heard none of them is gonna miss a meal.

And don’t throw the 2006 elections in my face. Bush’s party didn’t lose those because of that banner. The GOP lost because America was pissed off about ALL THE DEAD PEOPLE. The banner is just political shorthand for how fucked up Iraq is and how out of touch the president remains.

What price have they paid?

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3 thoughts on “Price

  1. if we had a working 4th estate/news/journalism, maybe they would have paid.
    why can’t they admit they lost the peace?

  2. Uuuuuhhh, maybe Dunno was talking about the price of the “Mission Accomplished” banner that was paid.

  3. Uuuuuhhh, maybe Dunno was talking about the price of the “Mission Accomplished” banner that was paid–if nothing else, it LOOKED expensive.

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