"I am not running for office. Believe me, if I were going to run for office, I would not be moving back to New York with an (R) after my name."
This I heard just now on the Mike Malloy show; it was a sound clip from Ari Fliescher's press conference today, when asked by a reporter if the fact he was moving back to Westchester meant he was going to run for public office.
Now what did Ari mean by this? This is one of the only times we'll ever hear Ari off his guard. Does this mean the Republicans are not so well-liked in NY state--and more particularly NYC--as reputed? I wouldn't think they would be, since New York was pretty much abandoned by the Federal Government in the wake of 9/11, like California was to Enron, like all blue states are meant to be punished for having voted against President Chimp Walker Dumbass. Interestingly Florida gets what it wants whenever it wants. Wonder why?
We can take this as a sign New York will deliver some sort of asskicking to the GOP and they know it, and they will surely be cursed for moving the convention to the anniversary of 9/11, in New York City. If there isn't some sort of firemen riot I'll be very shocked. And hasn't it occurred to the Republicans that if Bush is only slightly vulnerable this time next year--and as his daddy illustrated one year is a long time in politics, and war is no assurance of re-election if people are broke--this will only give the Democrats more time to make their candidate the star, much as Clinton was able to when the previous Bush started his campaign in 1992 late? They want to make all the same mistakes but have them work
The 9/11 Rape is just too much a bit of hubris; it reeks of Pride Going Before A Fall, and if the Democrats don't hammer the Republicans to death in the election they're fools and have betrayed us all.
By the way, Ari also called the last few years "enjoyable." Think of what the last few years have been like for the rest of us, including thousands no longer alive because of his boss for one reason or another, and you begin to be horrified by the perspective the White House must have, that the last few years have in any way been fun. I suppose it's fun to fuck around with the whole world as though the Jerky Boys have taken over the White House. I suppose lying like a bastard for three years and having everyone know it's a lie but accepting it anyway must be a heady experience.
And he called the election a "Supreme Court Recount." His words, folks. Think about them.