October 24, 2006


All these years I have been waiting and hoping that one fine day, George W. Bush would read my blog and learn the horrible truth about himself. Now I learn that the man is not just computer illiterate, he is a technophobe to boot!
In a CNBC interview with Maria Bartiromo, Bush was asked a question on many of our minds: “I’m curious, have you ever Googled anybody? Do you use Google?”

According to CNBC’s unofficial transcript, he replied: “Occasionally. One of the things I’ve used on the Google is to pull up maps. It’s very interesting to see that. I forgot the name of the program, but you get the satellite and you can — like, I kind of like to look at the ranch on Google, reminds me of where I want to be sometimes. Yeah, I do it some.” He added: “I tend not to email or — not only tend not to email, I don’t email, because of the different record requests that can happen to a president. I don’t want to receive emails because, you know, there’s no telling what somebody’s email may — it would show up as, you know, a part of some kind of a story, and I wouldn’t be able to say, `Well, I didn’t read the email.’ `But I sent it to your address, how can you say you didn’t?’ So, in other words, I’m very cautious about emailing.”
Or maybe he is just afraid of doing jail time.

Actually, what has just said there explains a lot about this Presidency. Bush DOESN'T WANT TO KNOW because then he would be held responsible if things go wrong. So where exactly does the buck stop? An administration that rules by fear is itself paralysed by fear.


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