Who Needs Enemies?

From The New York Times:

Offering a preview of the general election campaign, President Bush sought on Friday to unify the Republican Party behind its presumptive nominee and said the contest would present the country with a stark ideological choice at a time of war.

Mr. Bush did not mention Senator John McCain in an early-morning speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference here. But he said that “soon we will have a nominee who will carry the conservative banner into this election and beyond,” in what was widely interpreted as a message of reassurance about Mr. McCain, whose relationship with Mr. Bush has been strained in the past, and who faces misgivings from the Republican right.


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Mr. Bush himself refrained from any explicit endorsement of Mr. McCain on Monday, in keeping with what one adviser called “studious neutrality” during the Republican primaries and caucuses. (“We’re Switzerland here,” the White House counselor, Ed Gillespie, said in an interview.) But Mr. Bush did refer to the Republican candidates as “good and honorable people,” and made clear that he would vigorously campaign for the ultimate nominee.

A White House spokesman, Scott M. Stanzel, said it remained premature to discuss a presidential endorsement, despite Mr. Romney’s withdrawal.

…snip…

Mr. Bush and Mr. McCain were bitter rivals for the Republican nomination in 2000, and Mr. McCain has at times infuriated the White House by parting company with Mr. Bush, notably with his refusal to support the president’s first round of tax cuts in 2001.

But Mr. McCain actively campaigned for Mr. Bush in 2004.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Dick Cheney predicted Thursday that the next president would be a Republican but steered clear of commenting on John McCain’s front-runner status or efforts by some conservative activists to deny him the GOP nomination.

…snip…

His only mention of the rough-and-tumble battle for the GOP nomination came when he told the group “you’ve got an impressive lineup of speakers over the next few days. Among these are some fine citizens now running for office, including, I am certain, the next president of the United States.”

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6 responses to “Who Needs Enemies?

  1. Friend of the court

    Why would anyone want the endorsement of the worst chimp ever. Twenty Nine % is not going to win the prize. The candidates, probably, wish that the White House would endorse the guy they are running against. I still love, “Captain Underpants”, but I think, “McBushagain”, is rather catchy, too. I read that Rove has endorsed Johnny.

  2. Got a Grip

    I watched Bill Maher last night (which was unbelievably awful, by the way), and he suggested that the Dems make a commercial of Captain Underpants hugging (and clutching at Commander Boy’s codpiece) on a running loop with the caption “Is this what you want for four more years?” or something to that effect. I think it’s an idea that shows real promise. It would certainly send me running to grab a Dem ballot at election time if I wasn’t already going to be grabbing one…..

  3. nonnie9999

    fotc,
    chimpy is like the nasty old uncle who grabs women’s asses and acts like a moron at weddings. you can’t stand him, but he’s family, so you smile and try to ignore his idiocy in front of the other guests. i read that rove gave money to mcliebercain’s campaign.
    gotta,
    bill maher desperately needs his writers back. i just watched last weeks show this afternoon (the one from last night was not yet available on demand). bill was not the first to suggest showing that hug on a continuous loop. that said, i think it would be a cheap and easy commercial to make, and the dems should show it over and over and over again.

  4. Got a Grip

    It’s really odd the way Bill Maher has been since he came back from his hiatus. It’s as though not having his writers has made him uninformed and stupid. Last night he had no less than three republicans on there (Jonah Goldberg, PJ O’Rourk and some guy whose name I can’t recall) and Bob Costas. Bob Costas was the only one who put up anything like intelligent resistance to their stupidity. Bill just seems to be stymied, as if the facts of situations he’s been aware of for years have been sucked right out of his head, leaving him with no cogent response. And then he went off on a tangent about the crap we inadvertently eat. I actually agree with his assessment, but he made it in such a way as to sound like a ranting fool.

    Lord, give the man his writers back. He needs them desperately…..

  5. nonnie9999

    i don’t understand why he has been having really crappy guests. the show i saw had frank luntz taking up the first 10 minutes or so of the show. the man is an asshole. i hate the reporters he has now. this is the second time this guy was on, and his contribution to the conversation is to add fuck or fucking to every sentence. i guess that makes him cool. 🙄 the week before he had that moronic woman (can’t call her a reporter, because she is a rethuglican shill) who shows up on cnn or msnbc (don’t remember which) and makes a fool of herself. the last time i actually enjoyed his show was when dl hugely was on. he was great.

  6. Got a Grip

    I think it’s because the “good” guests, that is the smart people, won’t cross the picket line. So he’s left with the rethug scabs as guests. It’s really pathetic. Of all the instances that can be cited where the strike has had an impact on the industry, this is really the most profound of them all. Bill needs his writers back (and whoever keeps him informed) and the guests that are intelligent enough to hold a conversation or his show is going to end up getting flushed….

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