Post by David Morgan (MAMS) Post by z Post by Nanette Sherman Post by Ubiquitous
The embarrassing images and audio [16 seconds total] captured the
president starting and stopping his message, then looking at the White
House media advisor for direction.
Then again .. it could just be a lack of skill in the control room. Good
help is hard to find these days.
Mustn't let the public see the golem being programmed. It's not polite.
An idiot is an idiot, is an idiot, is an idiot. it reminds me of his 'slip'
in Florida after 911 when he told a group that he'd seen the *first*
impact on the WTC in New York. That one still has people asking
Sadly, it reads like this: (Listen and read simultaneously... it's a great laugh).
"Well Jordan you not gon'bleeve where what state I was in when I
heard about the terrrrist attack. I was in Florida. And uhh.. my Chief
of Staff, Andy Card...
"Wl'actually I was in a classroom... talkin' about a reading program,
"And uh... it uhhh... I had, was sittin' outside, uh, the, the classroom waiting to
go in.., and I saw an airplane hit the tower... of an, of a T, ya' know the TV was
obviously on, and I... I'm used to fly myself and I said, ...well there's one terrible
pilot. And uhh, it said it musta' been a, an horrible accident. But I was whisked
off there n'didn't have much time ta' think about it an I was sitting in the classroom
and Andy Card my Chief Of Staff who's sitting over here walked in and said,
'A second plane has hit the tower America is under attack.' "
Blast from the past:
What is Korsakoff's syndrome?
Korsakoff's syndrome is a brain disorder that is usually associated
with heavy drinking over a long period. Although it is not strictly
speaking a dementia, people with the condition experience loss of
Who is affected?
Those affected tend to be men between the ages of 45 and 65 with a
history of alcohol abuse, though it is possible to have Korsakoff's at
an older or a younger age.
What are the symptoms?
The main symptom is memory loss, particularly of events arising after
the onset of the condition. Sometimes, memories of the more distant
past can also be affected. Other symptoms may include:
Difficulty in acquiring new information or learning new skills.
Lack of insight into the condition. Even a person with great gaps in
their memory may believe their memory is functioning normally.
Inventing events to fill the gaps in memory. This is known as
Apathy, in some cases, or talkative and repetitive behavior in others.
The progress of Korsakoff's can be completely halted if the person
completely abstains from alcohol and adopts a healthy diet with vitamin
supplements. But improvement in memory function is slow and, usually,
Consider Bush's first visit to Ground Zero on Sept. 14, 2001, a story
he repeats so frequently it ought to be rote by now. Bush says the
experience remains "so vivid" in his memory that it "might as well have
When Bush first started telling the Ground Zero story in February, he
said he remembered walking through the ruins and seeing "a guy pointing
at me and saying, 'Don't let me down.'"
By March, Bush had the "guy" saying, "'Mr. President, never let me
One morning in May, Bush said: "I clearly remember a guy in a hard hat"
who said, "'Don't let me down.'"
Later that same day, Bush said: "I'll never forget the firefighter that
pointed at me and said, 'Don't let me down.'"
By June, the "guy" had become a whole group of "tired firefighters and
police and rescue workers" who said, "'Don't let us down.'"
By July, the "guy" was just a guy again, but Bush couldn't remember
which kind: "I remember a fireman or a policeman, I can't remember
which one, looking me in the eyes and saying, 'Do not let me down.'"
At about the same time, the guy -- whoever he was -- started getting
physical. No longer did he merely point at the passing president; he
"grabbed me by the arm," Bush said.
One morning in July, Bush said the grabber "was a policeman or a
fireman, I don't know which one, but he had tears in his eyes."
By that afternoon, the guy had become a "firefighter" again, with
"bloodshot eyes and sweat pouring."
In early August, Bush said: "I don't know if he was a firefighter or a
policeman -- I do know that he was looking through the rubble for one
of his buddies."
A week after that, Bush said the guy had been searching for "a loved
One day later, he had been searching for "somebody that he worked
And the day after that, he was searching for a "buddy" again, but this
time he said: "Mr. President, do not let me down."
Two weeks later, Bush had him saying, "You don't let me down."
And on Sept. 14, 2004, "I remember a guy grabbed me the arm, a big old
burly firefighter, I guess he was a firefighter, he said: 'Do not let
It was, the president said, "a day I'll never forget."
"THE PRESIDENT: 'Thank you, Jordan. Well, Jordan, you're not going to
believe what state I was in when I heard about the terrorist attack. I
was in Florida. And my Chief of Staff, Andy Card -- actually, I was in
a classroom talking about a reading program that works. I was sitting
outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the
tower -- the TV was obviously on. And I used to fly, myself, and I
said, well, there's one terrible pilot. I said, it must have been a
-White House Press Release
President Meets with Displaced Workers in Town Hall Meeting
Remarks by the President in Town Hall Meeting
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida December 4, 2001
But he couldn't have seen it; it was not broadcast on TV, because
nobody had any reason to have a TV crew set up at the WTC. There are
only 2 videos of the first plane hitting the WTC.
the first was not broadcast until the next day, the second did not
surface until years later when somebody realized what was in the
background of their home video. Furthermore, the timeline of Bush's
school visit shows that he was still en route to the school at 8:46
AM, the time of impact.
Also, notice how Bush starts to mention Andy Card, then drops Card
completely out of the story and changes his story to something
On Dec. 20 2001, Bush told The Washington Post a completely different
story, saying that Karl Rove told him about the first plane hitting the
But on Jan. 5 2002, Bush was back to telling audiences he saw the first
plane hit the WTC live on TV, before going in to the classroom.
Of course, the footage has since been released of Bush sitting in the
classroom when Andy Card comes in to tell him about the attack. Again,
note how Bush started to refer to Andy Card in his recollection above,
then abruptly dropped Card completely out of the story and goes with
his confabulated tale of seeing it live on TV.