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Bush Afflicted by Non-Cancerous Moles

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Posted on Feb 18, 2007
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The president has had two benign growths removed from his face, the latest of several sun-exposure moles he’s had to deal with. Perhaps if he spent less time clearing brush in Crawford, both Bush’s face and the nation would be in better working order.


Reuters:

Bush had pointed out one of the moles to his personal physician, Richard Tubb, on Monday. Tubb found the second one, and both were removed on Friday by a dermatologist.

“Both lesions are benign,” said White House spokesman Alex Conant.

Bush, who is expected to have a one-inch scab for a week to 10 days as a result of the removal, has suffered the effects of sun exposure in the past. He has had benign growths removed before, most recently in December 2004.

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By C ROAR, February 22, 2007 at 8:30 am Link to this comment
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The Emperor has No Clothes and now the Emperor has no moles.

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By sketchgrrl, February 19, 2007 at 12:33 pm Link to this comment
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Great points.  Bush ought to stay out of the brush, or the bushes.  I mentioned your comments in my blog posting:  http://its-obvious.blogspot.com

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By Bukko in Australia, February 19, 2007 at 10:16 am Link to this comment
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I would have preferred that Bushwit be afflicted by a CONSCIENCE! But he had that removed long ago. It was a tiny one anyway. Their growth is stunted throughout the Bush family tree.

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By Dennis D, February 19, 2007 at 9:08 am Link to this comment
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Only the good die young so George has nothing to worry about. It’s the country that has everything to fear.

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By Terrence Sullivan, February 19, 2007 at 7:35 am Link to this comment
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Sorry George!  I just have no sympathy for the man and his machine that will leave a legacy for the future as “The Scab on the ass of Humanity”.

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By David, February 18, 2007 at 9:27 pm Link to this comment
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Nah, we’d be much better off if he stayed on his movie set ranch doing his diletante brush clearing, although I cannot for the life of me understand why a sitting president would be allowed to handle a chain saw (or why a sitting vice-president would be allowed to drink and hunt).

The less engaged Bush is as president, the less harm he can do.  Pity he didn’t leave the bureaucracy he inherited from Clinton in place to carry on the affairs of government while he and one of those warm-bucket-of-spit vice-presidents kept their hands the hell off of both domestic and foreign affairs.  I am unaware of anything these people have done that has been good for the country or the world, but I am aware of a lot of things they have done that have been truly disastrous, a couple in reality catastrophic.

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By Fadel Abdallah, February 18, 2007 at 8:40 pm Link to this comment
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As far as I am concerned, I think this so-called president has been inflicted with the worst form of brain-cancer that totally impaired his thinking and judgment. The many years he was given to alcohol drinking have indeed taken a toll on his brain cells!

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By Rickinsf, February 18, 2007 at 5:21 pm Link to this comment
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Better luck next time.

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By Ron Ranft, February 18, 2007 at 5:16 pm Link to this comment
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So we now know who really has been leaking all these “lies” that damage the US and support the terrorists, it was the Shrub’s “moles.”

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By Toby, February 18, 2007 at 4:00 pm Link to this comment
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Bush is afflicted by moles.
Is that all?

“Perhaps if he spent less time clearing brush in Crawford, both Bush’s face and the nation would be in better working order.”

I dont know about his face, but perhaps if he never stopped clearing brush in Crawford the nation would be in better working order!

I move he stay there until 2008. 
Do I hear a second?

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By Quy Tran, February 18, 2007 at 1:16 pm Link to this comment
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We don’t care what’s going on in his face. Two or two hundred moles are no big deal. We only want he removed himself from his damned throne and disbanded his administration.

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By Christopher Robin, February 18, 2007 at 12:26 pm Link to this comment
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Nice to have health care coverage, huh George?

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By James, February 18, 2007 at 11:33 am Link to this comment
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one inch scab, you say?  could also be a scar from a small lobotomy…..

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By Jim Yell, February 18, 2007 at 6:30 am Link to this comment
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It seems needless effort to remove benign moles from a malignant growth?

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By rbrooks, February 18, 2007 at 5:54 am Link to this comment
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NO. NO. AAARRGGGHHH! He needs to spend MORE time on the ranch clearing brush! Brush-clearing decisions are the decisions the man is equipped for, if any - not what to do about anything that affects other human beings!!!!

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By Brons, February 18, 2007 at 5:29 am Link to this comment
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I wonder if anyone checked INSIDE his head. Something has and is effecting his judgement.

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