Tony Snow comments on Bush's bipartisan nature

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In summary: And they said they were with him. :rolleyes:In summary, Snow's summary of the conversation says that Bush wants to go back to the Texas model, where he tries to reach out to individuals, but with limited success. He also says that Bush is disappointed because he thought the Republicans had a solid game plan, and that he is probably more likely to get an immigration bill that he likes now. There is not much else in the summary that is new or interesting.
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Quite possibly one of his most disingenuous statements ever.

"Bush wants to go back to the Texas model. He's always reached out. He's been trying over the last couple of years with limited success," Snow said."

How he can make a claim like that with a straight face is beyond me.
 
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Keep in mind he also mentioned how Bush was disappointed, because he thought the republicans had a solid game plan and could hold onto the house.

You know he's been practicing these lines for a month
 
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Oh, I get it. Snow is auditioning for his next job -

Stand-up Comedian. :rofl:

But his sarcasm is too subtle, most Americans won't get it. :biggrin:
 
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Apost8 said:
How he can make a claim like that with a straight face is beyond me.

Wed Nov 1, 4:46 PM ET

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday he wants Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney to remain with him until the end of his presidency, extending a job guarantee to two of the most-vilified members of his administration [continued]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061101/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush

I don't know why anyone has believed anything he has said for last six+ years.
 
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If Bush has any brains and any loyalty to his party, he should ditch Cheney and pardon him so that he cannot be prosecuted for his misdeeds. That way, if Bush gets impeached, Cheney is in the clear, the new VP becomes president and Nancy Pelosi only succeeds to VP, where she can effectively be shut out of the process. Is that sufficiently Rovian?
 
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Wouldn't the new President simply appoint a new VP. I think the speaker can succeed only to the office of President.
 
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Bush is more likely to get an immigration bill more to his liking now, though. Something probably a little more sensible than a fence. The Republican House was the major obstacle, since the Senate bill was at least a start.

I'm at a little bit of a loss to figure out any other goals whose chances have improved. Perhaps there's a little bit better of a chance of getting something on education to salvage his No Child Left Behind program; something close enough to be called a revision to his plan rather than a complete scrapping.

Hard to say with only two years left. I think the best thing that happened to Clinton was a Republican congress, but that happened only two years into Clinton's term - he had to adjust or be a one term president.
 
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turbo-1 said:
If Bush has any brains and any loyalty to his party, he should ditch Cheney and pardon him so that he cannot be prosecuted for his misdeeds. That way, if Bush gets impeached, Cheney is in the clear, the new VP becomes president and Nancy Pelosi only succeeds to VP, where she can effectively be shut out of the process.
You missed a Constitutional Amendment somewhere along the way. This happened before.

Agnew resigned. Nixon appointed a new VP in Ford. Nixon resigned. Ford became President and appointed Rockefeller as VP.
 
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How about Cheney resigns and Rice becomes VP.

Then Bush resigns and Rice become Pres, and Pelosi VP. I wonder what Hillary would think. :rolleyes:
 
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Astronuc said:
How about Cheney resigns and Rice becomes VP.

Then Bush resigns and Rice become Pres, and Pelosi VP. I wonder what Hillary would think. :rolleyes:
I'm speechless. :rofl: :rofl:
 
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Astronuc said:
How about Cheney resigns and Rice becomes VP.

Then Bush resigns and Rice become Pres, and Pelosi VP. I wonder what Hillary would think. :rolleyes:
That would allow Bush to get a pardon, too, although that wouldn't carry much weight with the Hague.
 
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Apost8 said:
"Bush wants to go back to the Texas model. He's always reached out. He's been trying over the last couple of years with limited success," Snow said."
Aw, c'mon...he did ASK if they were with him or against him.
 

1. How did Tony Snow describe Bush's bipartisan nature?

Tony Snow described Bush's bipartisan nature as a willingness to work with members of both political parties and find common ground on important issues.

2. Did Tony Snow believe that Bush was successful in being bipartisan?

Yes, Tony Snow believed that Bush was successful in being bipartisan. He highlighted examples such as the No Child Left Behind Act and immigration reform as evidence of Bush's ability to work with both Republicans and Democrats.

3. What did Tony Snow say about the importance of bipartisanship in government?

Tony Snow emphasized the importance of bipartisanship in government, stating that it leads to better policies and solutions for the American people. He also noted that it helps to bridge divides and promote unity.

4. Was Tony Snow's opinion on Bush's bipartisan nature shared by others?

Yes, Tony Snow's opinion on Bush's bipartisan nature was shared by many others, including politicians and members of the media. However, there were also those who disagreed with this assessment.

5. How did Tony Snow respond to criticism of Bush's bipartisan efforts?

Tony Snow defended Bush's bipartisan efforts, stating that the President always acted in the best interest of the country and was willing to work with anyone, regardless of their political affiliation. He also noted that criticism was to be expected in the political arena.

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