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Bush, George W. - Is the Mic On?
Before giving a speech at a campaign, Bush spotted Adam Clymer, a reporter for the New York Times, in the crowd. Someone turned on the mic just in time to catch Bush saying to his running mate, "There's Adam Clymer, a major league A------ from the New York Times."
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Brandon Amaro on 09-06-2000
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Toothpaste writes:
Not that I'm passing any form of judgment on anyone here but...I have to wonder... it seems to me that whenever Clinton did anything that made him look 'down-to-earth' or 'human' he was accused of robbing the presidential office of its dignity...Clinton plays sax on MTV and he's not taking himself seriously enough....Dubya calls someone an a--hole and he's suddenly your next door neighbor? I just have to wonder who here argued against Clinton's human sides but support Bush's...
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kiwi writes:
How ridiculous! The guy never does anything BUT show how "human" (i.e. fallible) he is. In my opinion, this incident just showed what a careless person he is. Even a child would know better than to say "bad words" in front of a microphone.
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pixyhigh writes:
Okay, first of all, journalists are not what everyone thinks they are. I know, because I am one. I work for a newspaper, probably the most hated of all the medias. Some might argue that but the response I get from people I talk to tells me that. Anyway, yeah, it was a stupid error on his part. It was funny (I laughed) and really people, let's not sit here and over-analyze why he said it, what it said about his character, what it says about how he thinks about media. Come on, don't we have better things to do? Let's just think of it as him either being really stupid to say it (it doesn't matter if the world heard it) or just not thinking. Hey, if it brings entertainment to me, I really don't care.
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SailorStarDust writes:
No one is angry that he said it, he is allowed to have his own opinions. The point is that he said it in front of an open microphone and everyone heard it. During speeches and debates he TRIES to act at least a little refined and somewhat educated, and then he says something as rude as that.
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Kevin Jensen writes:
Was also carried by BBC World (the BBC's 24 hour news channel) the following day, and Televison New Zealand also carried it (with sub-titles to make sure we heard it correctly) on the main evening news that night (local time here).
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IdidntDoIt writes:
It is unfortunate that the comment was heard. But, it made me glad to see that a man running for president IS human. At least he didn't use any other words!!
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Julez writes:
I don't really mind that George W Bush called this guy an *ssh*le, but it's so dumb of him to do it in front of an open mic! It 'damages' his 'reputation', although his rep is worse enough already.
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Brandon writes:
This poor man. I'm beginning to wonder if the man really did do too many drugs down in Texas. I don't know when he will be more careful. You would think that the most powerful man in the United States would use more common sense. Bushy, Bushy, Bushy!!!
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