George W. Bush, Stop Lying!

I've had it up to here with George W. Bush. He lies about practically everything - weapons of mass destruction, tax cuts for the rich to create jobs and grow the economy, the leak of a CIA agent's identity. Fine. But I'm sick and tired of this imbecile lying about Sammy Sosa!

Earth to George! 1) You were not a real managing partner for the Texas Rangers. You just played one on TV. 2) While you were masquerading in this role and your daddy was prepping you to be the next Governor of Texas, the Rangers traded Sosa to the Chicago White Sox. Three years later, Sosa was traded by the Sox to the Cubs. Claiming responsibility for that trade is like, hell I don't know, maybe claiming responsibility for the deaths of all the US soldiers who have died in Iraq since you led us into war. No, you didn't kill them personally, but you acted in a way to make their deaths possible.

What follows is a particulary galling example of Bush lying with almost every breath he takes. Does this guy even know the truth? One has to wonder if he isn't so deluded as to believe the shit he's slinging. It wouldn't suprise me.

THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Mayor, thank you. I want to thank the business leaders here from the Chicago area for sharing with me their concerns about our economy. I think it's safe to say most people share the sense of optimism I do, but recognize there's still work to be done, particularly when it comes to job creation.

We talked about good legal policy. We talked about the need for an energy plan. We talked about fair trade for American manufacturers. We talked about the need for China to make sure that China's got a monetary policy which is fair. And I assured the leaders here that I would work to -- I'd represent the manufacturing sector and the -- all sectors of our economy when it comes to world trade.

The thing I'm concerned about is people being able to find a job. We put the conditions in place for good job creation, but I recognize there's still people who want to work that can't find a job. And we're dedicated to hearing the voices of those folks and working hard to expand our economy.

And so I want to thank you all for taking time. Mr. Mayor, I wish the Cubs all the best. (Laughter.) I made a significant contribution to the Cubs, as you might recall --


THE PRESIDENT: -- when I was a -- yes, Sammy Sosa. I'll take great delight when they win.

PARTICIPANT: Thank you for Sammy.

THE PRESIDENT: Thanks for coming.

Let me answer a couple of questions, then we've got to go to Cincinnati. Deb.

Q: Do you think that the Justice Department can conduct an impartial investigation, considering the political ramifications of the CIA leak, and why wouldn't a special counsel be better?

THE PRESIDENT: Yes. Let me just say something about leaks in Washington. There are too many leaks of classified information in Washington. There's leaks at the executive branch; there's leaks in the legislative branch. There's just too many leaks. And if there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. And if the person has violated law, the person will be taken care of.