August 02, 2005

Tin-Ear Politicking

Maybe it's just me, but this Dem press release responding to the news of Dubya's excellent health seems, well, stupid.

The thrust of the release is the Dubya is a fraud and a phoney about physical health because even while he's pumping himself up, he's busy slashing school kid P.E. funding and gutting Title IX. You know, because without the leadership of our Educational System, all those boys and girls simply have no idea how to get any exercise. "My legs....What purpose do they serve?"

But the best part is the last paragraph:


The Rate Of Childhood Obesity Has Skyrocketed In Recent Years. The rate of childhood obesity has skyrocketed in recent years, and more than 9 million children over age 6 are now considered overweight. The rapid rise has alarmed public health experts, because overweight children are far more likely to develop health problems. Currently, the U.S. government estimates that 30 percent of the nation's kids are overweight or on their way to being too heavy. Nearly twice as many children and three times as many teens are overweight now compared to two decades ago.

YOU know how Dubya spends his evenings slipping through windows, jamming Big Macs into the kiddies' mouths and chaining them to the sofa in front of Sponge Bob cartoons.

Shame, Mr. President. For shame.

UPDATE: Nope, it's not just me.

Posted by Robert at August 2, 2005 12:32 PM | TrackBack

"President Bush's has dropped the ball" Bush's has? Is that bad grammar on the part of the reporter or the press release writer?
I think 20 years ago there was a lot less federal involvment in the educational system (after all, that evil Republican Reagan was president) and there was more P.E.

Posted by: rbj at August 2, 2005 01:06 PM

Jonathan Chait went after Bush in the LA Times for exercising, saying it proved he wasn't paying attention to his job. This was the day after Robin Givhans at WaPo criticized John Roberts' family for dressing too nicely at the announcement of his nomination. I used to get a laugh out of stuff like this, but the level of derangement in the left/liberal camp is just getting disturbing.

Posted by: utron at August 2, 2005 01:28 PM


Then you'll appreciate this.

Posted by: Brian B at August 2, 2005 01:59 PM

Yup, he's just like Ronald Reagan, slipping out at night to sell bags of crack cocaine on the streets of D.C. and injecting the homeless with AIDS.

My god? Exercise? What next?

Posted by: The Colossus at August 2, 2005 02:13 PM

Well, I don't know about Bush jamming Big Macs into kids mouths...but now, thanks to the Dems, we know what happened to make Rafael Palmeiro's steroid test come up positive. It's just like in Go Ask Alice--President Bush, disguised as a hippie, came over to Rafael's house with a can of soda, which he spiked with steroids. He gave it to Palmeiro. Thirty minutes later, Rafael felt his muscles getting bigger. Then he felt the rush that could only mean one thing--a hitting streak was coming on. A big one, with lots of homers. Thinking quickly, Palmeiro locked himself in the closet until the evil drug wore off, but the experience was so intense it created a kind of amnesia, which in turn is why he didn't know he had any steroids in his system, or how they got there.

I got the whole story from James Carville when I saw him in my cow pasture harvesting psychedelic mushrooms from the cow pie clumps. So, of course, it must be true...



Posted by: pep at August 2, 2005 04:13 PM

So how much Federal funding does it take to get a kid off his fat ass and run down the street?

Just curious.

Posted by: Gordon at August 2, 2005 09:46 PM

That same evil liberal media slammed Billy C for his pedestrian affinity for Big Macs and the weight gain that followed (landed him in the hospital with a heart attack). These idots talk for the sake of talking. However the poor have significanly worse problems with weight (and health in general) in both the young and adults than do the rich. Assuming the whole range of human behaviors is the same for both rich and poor (laziness, ambition, gluttony, intelligence, etc) kind of breaks down the whole personal responsibility claim. Maybe access to good health care, education, safe playgrounds, support groups, etc., might actually have an impact on the individual's belly size (maybe not mine, but that is where personal responsibilty comes in).

Posted by: LB buddy at August 3, 2005 08:53 AM
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