|Since President Bush seems to be in a chatty mood as of late, I was thinking it does not seem fair that Juan Williams of NPR and FOX News Sunday should get all the fun of talking to him. So I have put together my list of 10 questions I’d like to ask our President. Since I am of the liberal side of the aisle, I hope my conservative friends over at Chatterbox Chronicles, Mike’s America, and Midnight Blue will be able to get me in to see him.|
Feel free to chime in with your answers or how you think the president might himself answer any of these. As an equal opportunity offender, next week I’ll have my 10 questions for the Democratic Leadership.
- Do you think we will ever see a baseball team from Texas, where football is king, win the World Series? (I know it is not really political, but hey, I’m breaking the ice here.)
- You said in the 2000 campaign that “China is a competitor, not a strategic partner,” do you still believe this, and if so, how is this reflected in your policies?
- Do you think other countries in the world have a higher regard or a lower regard for America since you took office? Could you tell me why you feel this way?
- Paul Bremer has said his biggest mistakes in Iraq were disbanding the Iraqi Army and to pursue a policy of de-Baathification. Do you agree? If not, why then are we currently reconstituting certain elements of that army? If so, do you regret giving Bremer the Presidential Medal of Freedom?
- You and your administration said repeatedly during the 2004 and 2006 campaigns, that Democrats who advocated leaving Iraq did not want to win, helped the terrorists, and were only interested in a cut and run philosophy. Given that there are currently a number of Republicans advocating a reduction of troops, are people like Senators Warner, Brownback, Hagel and others guilty of the undermining our troops and advocating a cut and run philosophy?
- You said in the 2000 campaign that “I'm a uniter, not a divider. I refuse to play the politics of putting people into groups and pitting one group against another.” Can you cite some specific examples where your policies have united our government and America since you took office?
- If you leave clothes laying around in the White House, does Laura pick them up, or do you have a maid? And who does your laundry? (Don’t any of you ever wonder this kind of stuff about the presidency?)
- If you could have a do over on our response to Hurricane Katrina, what, if anything, would you do differently?
- In dealing with immigration, Americans seem to want to secure our southern border. If we desire to do this before any type of guest worker plan, or “amnesty program” as some have labeled it, what steps do feel we should take to control that border?
- One of the reasons cited for going to war in Vietnam was the “Domino Theory,” first proposed by President Eisenhower. After the fall of South Vietnam to the Communist backed regime of North Vietnam, we did not see the rest of Asia fall to Communism as we had thought. How can we be sure that a free Democratic Iraq will be such a shining example that we will have a kind of domino effect in our favor in the Middle East?
- Finally Mr. President, I know this is an extra question, but what is your favorite coffee and how do you take it?
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