Bush: ‘I’m the Commander Guy’
Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports,
President Bush coined a new nickname for himself — ‘’the commander guy” — on Wednesday, as he criticized Congressional Democrats in a speech to the annual gathering of the Associated General Contractors of America, a construction industry trade group.
The man who last year proclaimed “I’m the decider,’’ in response to a question about whether he would fire Donald Rumsfeld as defense secretary, came up with this latest moniker in explaining why he vetoed an Iraq war spending bill that dictated a timeline for troops to withdraw from Iraq.
“The question is, ‘Who ought to make that decision, the Congress or the commanders?,’’ Mr. Bush said. “As you know, my position is clear — I’m the commander guy.”
He is, of course, the commander guy. But that’s a funny way of putting it. While his political style and foreign policy judgment is almost the polar opposite of his dad’s, their speech patterns are getting more and more similar.
Stolberg’s commenters think Bush is just a moron. Not much reaction so far in the blogosphere.