Tests Find No Cancer in Polyps Removed From Bush’s Colon

The title kind of says it all, huh? Shame on you, American press. I think President Bush belongs in the darkest cell of Guantanamo for what he’s done to our country and the world. But the indignity of not being able to get a routine medical test without the nation knowing what is in your lower bowel is not in the job description.

Please, journalists, I beg of you, start reporting on the gross abuses of presidential power. Write about what our politicians do in their elected office. When their private life is in gross contradiction to their public statements, then write about that too. Stop droning on about candidate’s ‘likeability’ and ‘charisma’. Tell us what they do in office. Stop worrying about the polls and collecting sound bites. You are all sounding like a supermarket tabloid. We are beginning to wonder if the tabloids are a more reliable source of real news. (I’m thinking of the ‘Globe’.)

For god’s sake, give us a reason to keep the press free.

We don’t need to know how many polyps the President has. We just need to know if he is well enough to function in office. That question remains unanswered. Get back to work.

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5 responses

  1. Jesse from Cranston

    Nancy:

    Great post, though your request will likely continue to fall on deaf ears.

    And pardon the, ahem, blue humor, but when I heard this news about a Bush colonoscopy, I thought it was about time he’d get a sense of what the rest of us have been feeling like the last seven years!

  2. Donald Wolberg

    Democracy is a miserable form of government but then all the other forms of goverment are so much worse–of course this is a parphrase of one of the most astute minds involved in government, Winston Churchill. Like Churchill, who was by the way a marvelous journalist as well, I believe that to ask for journalists to “protect” us, or to watch out for our interests, would be a grave error and I must disagree with Ms green’s comments. The responsibility for our leadership is the responsibilty of the citizens who choose that leadership. In a real sense, I think we rely upon “journalists” far too much for our information and allow them to shape our opinions.
    I would suggest that the universe of journalists is no less variable in accuracy, perspective, or corrupt than the universe of any other segment of our society. In the end, we are responsible for our lives and our political leadership.

  3. I’m with you on personal responsibility, but until I get a White House press pass I will need for professional journalists to report on news that really matters, and criticize them when they don’t. Also, I am kind of embarrassed that our free press decided to tell the entire world what is in George Bush’s intestines. I actually feel kind of sorry for him, in this instance alone. Even politicians have a right to a little privacy.

  4. David L. Jaffe

    Gee, Ninja Nurse, so you think that, instead of reporting on this vital and enormously interesting topic, their (po)lyps should have been sealed? ;-)

  5. I agree with ninjanurse. How are we supposed to keep an eye on the gov’t if we don’t have an oppositional press corps?

    Because we don’t “rely” on journalists; we depend on them. I mean, don’t know about anyone else here, but I’ve never been invited to have a chat with the Prez.

    No, I’m not a journalist.

    The Founders realized this, which is why they guaranteed a free press.

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