David Frum, WH Speech Writer: Bush ‘Just Did Not Absorb Ideas’

David Frum is a Canadian-born Republican idealogue who served as a speech writer for President Bush when the “Axis of Evil” State of the Union speech was written. Now he says:

“I always believed as a speechwriter that if you could persuade the president to commit himself to certain words, he would feel himself committed to the ideas that underlay those words. And the big shock to me has been that although the president said the words, he just did not absorb the ideas. And that is the root of, maybe, everything.”

Was it just two years ago when criticizing President Bush meant you hated America?

3 Comments

  • November 4, 2006 - 4:49 am | Permalink

    I MUST STILL HATE AMERICA THEN! I HATE THE WAT THAT SOB HAS DRIVEN ALL OF OUR ALLIES AWAY AND TOOK US FROM THE #1 STADING IN THE WORLD TO NO ONE COUNTRY EXCEPT ISREAL AND BRITTEN SIDING WITH US! HE HAS DESTROYED THE USA AND IF THAT BASTARD IS NOT IMPEACHED OR REMOVED FROM THERE WE ARE FOR SURE DOOMED BECAUSE HE DID NOT WIN THE WH NEITHER TIME!–HE HAS STOLEN THE WH BOTH ELECTIONS!

  • Stephen Kriz
    November 4, 2006 - 6:42 am | Permalink

    I’ve said on other blogs that the mainstream media did such a poor job of looking into and publicizing George W. Bush’s past, that the American people didn’t know who he was when he was elected (and I use that term loosely). Every nuance of Bill Clinton’s past was examined, re-examined and spun in the worst possible way. Bush, on the other hand, got a total pass on his past misdeeds, perhaps because he claimed to be “born again”.

    For instance, Bush has never had to answer the question, “How many times have you been arrested”? How can a man become president of the United States without answering that perfectly legitimate question??? If he had, people would begin to realize what low moral character this man has. Can you imagine Bill Clinton not answering a question like that? It is inconceivable. The media would have torn him to pieces! By the way, Clinton has never been arrested – Bush, four or five times, depending on whether you believe he was arrested for cocaine possession in Houston in 1972 and the arrest expunged from his record. There is strong evidence that he was…

    Anyway, if the American people would have been honestly presented with the facts of George W. Bush’s past – chronic alcohol and drug abuse, an illegal abortion, homoerotic encounters, insider trading, etc. – he would never have become president.

  • oldgringo
    November 4, 2006 - 5:03 pm | Permalink

    THIS IS A DEAD HORSE AND NEEDS NO MORE BELABORING!

    The task ahead is to rid the nation not only of the THEIVES IN THE WHITE HOUSE, their enablers, their fellow travelers of all political stripes, but to CHANGE THE SYSTEM THAT ALLOWED THIS TRAVISTY TO HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE! The past can not be modified; the present is the time for ACTION, that the Future may be different FROM THE PAST!

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