QUESTIONS TAKEN

Cindy Sheehan fact-checked live! And in other question-taking developments, here’s Donald Rumsfeld:

QUESTIONER: You’ve been getting a lot of criticism in respect of the Defense Department budget proposals for wanting to give too much money to big defense contractors for huge contracts and not allocating sufficient funds for our armed forces. Would you like to defend your position?

RUMSFELD: Well, John, if you’re reading that, you ought to change your reading material.

QUESTIONER: New York Times, The Washington Post.

RUMSFELD: I repeat myself.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/28/2006 at 11:50 PM
    1. One of those responses where you wonder: “I wish I could have said that”!

      Posted by WeekByWeek on 2006 03 01 at 12:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. Do you think that you and your stinking facts are going to interfere with our reality? Think again, think-oids.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 03 01 at 12:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. I have to admit that, in my job as chief duster in Rumsfeld’s trophy room, it is a particular pleasure to pull the party hat on Dan Rather’s stuffed head taut and listen to the thwack! when it snaps back.

      Posted by paco on 2006 03 01 at 12:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hot damn!

      Rumsfeld rules!
      Paco – need an apprentice?  ;-p

      Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 2006 03 01 at 12:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. The room is packed to capacity with students, professors, and media. Cindy launches into her usual stump speech. War is bad; Bush is a terrorist; bring the troops home now; blah, blah, blah.

      Then, foolishly, she takes questions.

      Bwahahaha! What are the chances Mother Sheehan’s handlers allow THAT to happen again?

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 03 01 at 12:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. What are the chances Mother Sheehan’s handlers allow THAT to happen again?

      Not without a background investigation of each and every person in the room first, that’s for sure.  Mommy Cindy needs a very very short leash.  And a muzzle.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 03 01 at 12:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. If I weren’t already in love with Dick Cheney, Rummy’d be my favorite stud on the payroll. Such a contrast between this administration and the previous one—the manly-men versus the girly-men (girly-men and butch women—judas what a crew).

      Have you ever heard a voice more incongruous with the person than Cindy Sheehan’s? What is up with that. I’d honestly rather listen to fingernails on a chalk board.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 03 01 at 01:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Classic!

      Posted by kae on 2006 03 01 at 02:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. RUMSFELD: I repeat myself.
      Like him or not, he’s cool under fire.

      Posted by you bet on 2006 03 01 at 03:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Rumsfeld for President . . . well, that’s what my old man keeps on saying.

      Posted by Oafish and Infantile on 2006 03 01 at 03:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Schweet!

      Has everyone here witnessed the 1000 Fighting Styles of the mighty Rumsfeld?

      Posted by zeppenwolf on 2006 03 01 at 04:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Although he will probably retire from public service, I hope Donald Rumsfeld takes up public speaking afterwards. I have always been impressed with the way he speaks and handles the press. Some of his technocratic one liners and quips are fantastic!

      Posted by ratman on 2006 03 01 at 05:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Dang Baby…that’s cold. That man warms my cockles something special!

      As for Cindy – I’m never sure whether to dismiss her or feel very sorry for her. She reminds me of a certain type of social worker who truly truly believes they are doing the right thing but are in reality…sadly…only dealing with their own psychological issues through a “cause”.

      Posted by Black Chick on 2006 03 01 at 07:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. #4: I could use some help. I mean, it’s an honor and all that, but clearing the mice out of the skull pyramid is a nasty, tedious job, and late at night, when the lights are low, some of the stuffed heads almost look like they’re alive (not Rather’s, of course; his map has looked like a dead cod for years).

      Posted by paco on 2006 03 01 at 09:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. I repeat myself: media whore Cindy, media whore Moore, media whore cLooney, media whore MoDo form one coligulous ball of pulmonary oyster and ought be spit out on the nearest Muslim street corner.

      Posted by stats on 2006 03 01 at 12:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Cindy Sheehan always sounds like she’s on heavy drugs.  I followed the links and was particularly struck when she described herself “crying and drinking” for a week after her son’s death.  Seems to me the drinking part might have continued, and would explain why she can’t remember some of her stupider comments.

      Rummy is my hero.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 03 01 at 01:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. ~ sigh ~

      Paco,

      You were assigned to dust the trophy room as punishment for one of several petty transgressions.  The detention was only for 3 hours.  Are you still dusting those trophies?

      Dention is over.  Your punishment has been dealt and fulfilled.  Why are you still in the trophy room?

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 03 01 at 01:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. And why is Barbara in there with you????

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 03 01 at 01:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. #17:

      I just kinda figured it would be safer in here for a little while; y’know, until I figured out how you were going to take the MoDo assignment which I – well, suggested might be putting it a little strongly, more like just sort of absent-mindedly mentioned.

      Posted by paco on 2006 03 01 at 02:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. #18 wronwright:

      Heh-heh-heh.

      We’ll never tell!  😀

      Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 2006 03 01 at 04:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. 18: Wronwright, Barbara has been a perfect lady. And I . . . well, Barbara has been a perfect lady.

      Posted by paco on 2006 03 01 at 05:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. Kyda Sylvester:

      Rummy’d be my favorite stud on the payroll

      Yeah, he’s definitely got that Max Hardcore thing going doesn’t he?

      Posted by bongoman on 2006 03 01 at 06:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. Who does that clown think produces the weapons and equipment the troops need and use in battle if not big (and little) corporations?  Does he think they need not be paid for building them?

      People should remember that the synonym for “military-industrial complex” is “Arsenal of Democracy”.

      #10 Oafish,
      Rummy made a short bid for the GOP nomination in 1988; too bad he didn’t make it.  He’d have been much better than Bush 41.  Henry Kissinger commented on this that he thought Rumsfeld would have made a wonderful president.  Kissinger said Rummy was the most ruthless man he ever met.  When you consider some of the types Dr. K met in his career, that is quite a comment.

      Dr. K said he meant it in the most complimentary way, though.

      Striking a more serious note for a moment, I think Kissinger was on to something.  Great presidents have a streak of ruthlessness in them that, I fear, is absent from Dubya.  The Duke of Alva (d. 1580), out of bitter experience, said that Kings use men like oranges, they squeeze out the juice and throw away the rind.  It comes with the job.  I’m afraid that Presidents of the US must do the same.  It is a character trait Dubya does not have.  He is the more amiable person for it, but I think it is his chief weakness as a war president.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2006 03 02 at 12:47 AM • permalink

 

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