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Posted on Aug 25, 2006
Stewart and Rockey
From Comedy Central

Jon Stewart plays up the irony when a Katrina survivor drives from Louisiana to Washington, D.C., for an unsolicited meeting with President Bush. The contrast with Cindy Sheehan is hilarious. Watch it.


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Stewart: “Wow, ?Mission Accomplished?! You got the President to meet with you, his arch friend. Wow! All you news folks were right. He is just like Cindy Sheehan, except a life-long Republican”

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By TruthPlease, August 31, 2006 at 12:41 am Link to this comment
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Yes, it’s true that GW is probably inclined to only meet with those who support and voted for him - yet he does happen to represent (theoretically,anyway) a whole lot of us who do not support, nor voted for him. We pay his wages and benefits - he, and his crew are all public employees.  Like it or not, the majority of this nation’s citizens feel that Mrs. Sheehan is onto something with this anti-war thing.  She, a person who is not a public employee, does represent the feelings of more than half of GW’s constituents, therefore he is obligated to speak with her, I believe.  Have a debate, George.  Show some respect for the sacrifice this mother made - after all, as you recently said, “We are all making sacrifices” - time for you to make some, dude! Oh yeah, you’re making the sacrifice of having lots of dough and two safe children. Thanks!!

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By chaseme, August 28, 2006 at 12:31 am Link to this comment
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What timing for a stunt like this one by the admistration. Now that Spike, Sheehan and others are standing up to this bully of a government, they have to in turn, reached up their ass and pulled out a turd like this Rockey character.

Although it isn’t surprising, considering the disaster they allowed to unfold on September 11, 2001, the fictious WMDs, and numerous lies and lives to get to the state of confusion that country is in now, this Rockey stunt only cost the American tax-payers…pennies.

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By Spinoza, August 26, 2006 at 9:06 am Link to this comment
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Sheehan for President.

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By Crazy Cindy, August 26, 2006 at 8:00 am Link to this comment
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Here’s a thought:

The President, like most people, is more likely to meet with people who voted for them (Sheehan has announced that she voted for Gore and then Kerry), share their values (as opposed to believing that America “isn’t worth dying for” and that for her, the “flag symbolizes sorrow and corruption”) and don’t call them a “bigger terrorist than Osama bin Laden ever thought he would be.”

Crazy Cindy and her supporters have the right to hold whatever opinions seem right to them and to voice those opinions in any non-violent manner they choose. President Bush has the right to meet with those people he thinks are worthy of his time.

President Bush took time out from his schedule to meet with Sheehan and her family and attempt to comfort them in their hour of grief. She repaid his kind gesture by using the notoriety that meeting gave her as an opportunity to call him every vile and degrading name conceivable.

Most of America, including myself, wish the war would end and the troops could come home; but we don’t want to meet with Crazy Cindy either.

I doubt that Mr. Vacarella will try to turn HIS meeting with the President into a career as a highly-paid speaker ($2,500.00 per appearance) or accept an all-expenses paid vacation in Caracas from Hugo Chavez to bad-mouth America from foreign soil.

Jon Stewart has moments when he is witty and insightful. This wasn’t one of those moments.

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