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"Ask Bush" Event Begs Some Serious Questions!

The Beaverton event organizers wants us to "Ask Bush". Does anybody here have a question they'd like to "Ask Bush" while he's in Oregon?
Something here doesn't add up.
Something here doesn't add up.
It had to happen eventually. The Bush camp finally figured out that Portland thinks for itself and therefore is not friendly territory to thieves and bull sh*t artists. Their solution? Stage events so far outside of that city they are insulated from the voices of the people.

The irony is that they're naming their event "Ask Bush".

There are plenty of things people would love to do to Bush and asking him some questions might actually make the short list of some folks. In the spirit of the "Ass Bu..." (sorry) "Ask Bush" event, here are a few of my questions.

1. Why did you keep reading from that kids book after you were informed the second plane hit the World Trade Center?
2. How does invading Iraq protect us from Osama Bin Ladden?
3. How do you think history will look back on you? No really?

I bet people have more creative and incisive questions than these. Anybody want to post some below? Maybe we could bring lots of cardboard and markers to make questions for Bush, you know to "Ask Bush".


ASK PRESIDENT BUSH                                                     OPEN PRESS
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Media wishing to cover the President's remarks at Ask President Bush should proceed to Southridge High School, Main Gym - East Side to pre-set equipment (sticks, cables, etc.).  All satellite/microwave trucks and equipment must be in place no later than 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 13, 2004.

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The United States Secret Service conducts a security sweep of the premises.  All media personnel will be asked to leave the premises and return upon completion of the sweep.
10:00 a.m.
Doors will re-open for media to check-in and be escorted to the main camera platform.  Credentials will be issued to members of the media who submitted a credential request.  Media check-in will be located in the Parking Lot of the Administration Building.  All media personnel must be in place by 12:00 noon.
12:30 p.m.
THE PRESIDENT arrives Southridge High School in Beaverton.
12:45 p.m.
THE PRESIDENT begins participation in Ask President Bush


So, what are you going to ask bush? And what time are you getting there?
Ironic 12.Aug.2004 03:55


I too am amazed, disgusted, and...well a host of other feelings regarding this presidents false message. This president cannot talk so he doesn't give press conferences. He doesn't go out in public because he knows he's disliked...a lot. He stages fake public rallies, for which select few are invited. He really isn't trying to turn dems into voters for him because they don't have opportunities to hear him speak in person.

Everything is staged...everything. He's just a fundraiser to support those who are really in charge in this administration. He goes where Kerry goes to steal media coverage away from Kerry. He's a man on the run as that is a desperate tactic.

ask this 12.Aug.2004 09:43


"Why'd ya have to do me like that?"

dare not say hate 12.Aug.2004 09:51

Lavender Lady

Shall I say dislike intensely everything this so called
human being George Bu$h stands for. Why go down to
Beaverton and get herded into a ha! ha! free speech
zone. I am going to be on the waterfront to ask John
Kerry what he is going to do when he becomes President
to bring our country back into the 21st century! I am
very much aware of all the history of skull and bones
in our countrys leadership elite, but what do you want,
four more years of hell? I'll take a new start.

cue cards 12.Aug.2004 12:06


it'll be interesting to see if all the questions the attendees ask are off note cards. usually that stuff is pretty staged (no surprise). And - from what I've heard - the media won't be able to ask any questions, either. Just the "attendees".