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Creepy Criticism of Our President.
Jonathan Chait opined in the Los Angeles Times about that which he called "an obsession with exercise," putatively held by our president. It seems that President Bush asked all of his potential Supreme Court nominees about their exercise habits, and it is clear that our President is a person who exercises frequently and fully. This exercise explains a few things, like his outstanding health. However, Chait takes the opportunity to bash our President for setting an example of physical fitness we all, me included, need to follow more closely.
" íDoes the leader of the free world need to attain that level of physical achievement?í And I answer: Itís his choice!"
Chait writes, "Thereís no denying that the results are impressive. Bush can bench press 185 pounds five times, and, before a recent knee injury, he ran three miles at a 6-minute, 45-second pace. Thatís better than I could manage when I played two sports in high school. And I wasnít holding the most powerful office on Earth. Which is sort of my point: Does the leader of the free world need to attain that level of physical achievement?" And I answer: Itís his choice! In a country where militant feminists march for the right to have innocent unborn babies torn to bits by a vacuum for convenience and label it "choice," shouldnít our President be able to choose to keep himself in excellent shape?
Chait then goes on to speculate that our president fired Lawrence Lindsey, his economic adviser, in 2002, because he was overweight. Bull! Dick Cheney is no beanpole; you didnít see him pushed off the 2004 ticket for the much more buff and slender Condi Rice!
Then the insult gets personal and to the core: "Bushís insistence that the entire populace follow his example, and that his staff join him on a Long March ó er, Long Run ó carries about it the faint whiff of a cult of personality. It also shows how out of touch he is." Now the man who originally was a doofus and an airhead (Chait intones that Bush is an airhead), is now some evil-genius Svengali who seeks to force America into exercise-slavery. Goof grief, our President wants to be healthy! Is that the problem? Is the extreme left now even more angry because President Bush takes care of himself? When will the insanity end?
"His body and mind are controlled and in excellent shape. The left is jealous. The left is still flummoxed over how this so-called simpleton has run roughshod over them and their Anti-America message."
Moreover, Chaitís point is ridiculous. George W. Bush is not "out of touch" because he exercises. He is in touch because he exercises. His body and mind are controlled and in excellent shape. The left is jealous. The left is still flummoxed over how this so-called simpleton has run roughshod over them and their Anti-America message. George W. Bush is a disciplined, brilliant leader. The leftists have no way to counterattack except with these illogical and insane rants.
Our President is an example, and he knows it. So he exercises. Is he now evil for not sending the Clintonesque message of "kick back in the Oval Office with a few Big Macs, a cigar and a young female Intern?" Who sent the better message to the people? Clinton said: "watch your diet and exercise," yet his antics ended him up in cardiac surgery. Bush says "watch your diet and exercise" with his deeds, and now he is some sort of evil control freak? Am I insane or is there a truly evil double standard at play here?
Mr. President, thank you for your excellent example to all Americans.