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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Latest Edition of the "What if Bush Had . . . " Series

A major complaint of conservatives and Republicans is how the hypocritical mainstream media handles alleged controversies differently based on which party is involved. An easy way to view this is to see the reaction to something done by the current Democrat led administration and imagine how the media would react if similar decisions were made by the previous Republican administration. Here is the latest example:
Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod, both senior advisers to the president, have been given the luxurious and prestigious perk of being picked up at their homes and driven to work or around town throughout the day in government vehicles chauffeured by military drivers, according to a list of those given the benefit provided to The Daily Caller by the White House.
The closest equivalent in the Bush administration to Axelrod would be Karl Rove. Any guesses how loud the whining and screaming would have gotten if Rove was given a military driver to chauffeur him around?

To the main question of drivers, I can understand the president always being driven. Anyone else can drive themselves anywhere they need to go. I could be sold on the need for a driver for the Secretary of State and Defense. Beyond that, they can all whistle for a cab.

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Blogger bob said...

I was surprised you didn't post what if Bush had been president when the oilspill has been going on.

Of course we know what if because we have Katrina to compare to.

May 13, 2010 at 1:29 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Axelrod deserves a military ride because he works for Obama, which means that Mega-Dave cares about the people.

Everybody knows that.

May 15, 2010 at 6:43 AM


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