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Decider House Rules?

Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2006 1:28 AM

"I'm the decider, and I decide what is best," said President Bush in a brief question-and-answer session that hammered on Iraq, Iran, and Donald Rumsfeld.

And if you don't like that, little Georgie will take his ball and go home. Waaaaaaah.

Meanwhile, Rumsfeld put his foot in his mouth while defending himself at another press conference.

"It's perfectly possible to come into this department and preside and not make choices, in which case people are not unhappy, until about five years later when they find you haven't done anything and the country isn't prepared," he said.

The irony being that you can make bad decisions and achieve the same results.

On his radio show today, Bill Bennett denounced some of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners as being 'worthy of jail,' rather than, 'worthy of an award.'

He justifies his views by blaming the reporters - Dana Priest of the Washington Post, and James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of the New York Times - for revealing the hush-hush, super-secret and illegal wiretap program run by the NSA at the behest of Mr. Bush.

"It revealed the existence of the surveillance program, so people are going to stop making calls," Bennett said.

Hey, news flash, professor! Do you honestly think al-Qaeda is oblivious to their calls being monitored? I don't.

And President Bush's No Child Left Behind program has been cooking the numbers to show progress, according to the Associated Press, which found that Tennessee schools have federal permission to exclude scores in certain racial categories if there are less than 45 students in a group.

Isn't there anything this Administration is honest about?

How can you possibly determine if a child is being left behind if you're not counting their scores?

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