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Hidden Microphone Catches Bush Integrity!
Doug Wead acted like our President’s friend back in 1998, before he ran for president. What he did was to surreptitiously tape-record George W. Bush while he spoke confidentially and candidly. While the lefty media tries to spin this treachery into something that may damage our President, it’s not possible to do so. Why? Because the tapes testify that our President is the same man behind closed doors that he is when standing on a podeum before thousands, or before millions on live television.
Here are some tidbits:
Wead: "He’s saying you promised you would not appoint any gays to office."
Bush: "No, what I said was I wouldn’t fire gays. … I’m not going to discriminate against people."
Bush: "The cocaine thing, let me tell you my strategy on that. Rather than saying no [I did not do it] … I think it’s time for someone to draw the line and look people in the eye and say, you know, ’I’m not going to participate in ugly rumors about me and blame my opponent,’ and hold the line. Stand up for a system that will not allow this kind of crap to go on."
Bush (speaking of Al Gore’s marijuana use admission): "I wouldn’t answer the marijuana questions," he said, according to the Times. "You know why? Because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried ... Do you want your little kid to say ’Hey daddy, President Bush tried marijuana, I think I will?’ "
"I think that Mr. Wead was wrong to tape anyone like that. While it may be technically legal, it is actually unethical in the least."
First of all, I think that Mr. Wead was wrong to tape anyone like that. While it may be technically legal, it is actually unethical in the least. Treachery is the word that came to my mind in this article’s opening paragraph, and it is definitely the correct word.
That said, what do the quotes show? They show a person considering a presidential run who refused to commit to discriminate against gay people. They also show a person unwilling to lie about his alleged cocaine use, and further unwilling to muckrake his opponent if it was dredged up. He also expressed a regret about his youthful use of marijuana, and a strong desire to keep from corruptly influencing children. This reflects positively on George W. Bush’s personal integrity.
The leftist media has tried to spin this up as a "smoking gun" on our President’s youthful drug use. It’s backfired. In 2000, just before the election, our President was hit with a pre-election bomb about a DUI arrest. Instead of coming out fighting and blaming Al Gore, the president frankly admitted the incident, and noted that he had stopped drinking nearly two decades earlier.
Sometimes, the press, in their relentless hunt for the next Big Story, will spin anything they can get into the next Big Disaster for a sitting GOP President. Remember that the Press is dominated by extreme socialist liberals, who still revel in taking down Nixon in 1974. While they would forgive a Democratic president anything (witness the Clinton perjury / impeachment issue), they hate conservatism, capitalism, self-sufficiency and anything that even remotely suggests that the people can decipher the news of the day without their socialist "guidance." Therefore, our President, who champions self-sufficiency and the rights of the people, is in their minds their mortal enemy and must be destroyed. The trouble is that W, like Reagan and Bush 41, is fundamentally honest and wholesome; that wholesomeness is the super-armor that protects him.
These tapes, while they definitely upset our president for their ever having been recorded, are nothing to fear. They merely prove that George W. Bush is an honest, unbigoted, caring man, and show all of us who voted for him what an excellent vote we made.