Bush Regime Playing Cards,
with Ari Fleischer as the King of Hearts. [via Daily Kos]
Ari Fleischer, the White House spokesman, had a difficult end to his press briefing [Real]
. Skip forward to 29 minutes.
So where are Mr. Congeniality
(Ari Fleischer) and his bride-to-be registered for their upcoming wedding? Let's see. . .Macy's
, Crate & Barrel
, and. . .Target
"... as cheap as throwing a dinner party and only serving things that are covered in melted cheese".
What's sexy? If you scroll down to "A boob-flash in the pan is worth two in the bush", Heather Havrilesky (queen of the casually tossed off Pixies quote) explains just what it would take to make Ari Fleischer look sexy. Safe for work, but you may have Britney/Ari flashbacks that last all day. (Bonus link, text safe for work, but linked images aren't: Eric S. Raymond on bad porn
. "Like any good scientist, I proceeded to do some research ...")
The Peculiar Duplicity of Ari Fleischer
"But what Fleischer does, for the most part, is not really spin. It's a system of disinformation--blunter, more aggressive, and, in its own way, more impressive than spin. Much of the time Fleischer does not engage with the logic of a question at all. He simply denies its premises--or refuses to answer it on the grounds that it conflicts with a Byzantine set of rules governing what questions he deems appropriate. Fleischer has broken new ground in the dark art of flackdom: Rather than respond tendentiously to questions, he negates them altogether."
Ari Fleischer is a big fat liar.
Or so says Jonathan Chait in the New Republic. Clinton-style truth parsing is so 90's. We're now in the age of the bold statement, whether or not the statement is true is merely secondary.
The thorn in Ari Fleischer's side.
Russell Mokhiber, writer for Multinational Monitor, consistently asks questions at press briefings which cause Ari Fleischer to create new and strange forms of rhetorical yoga, when Fleischer doesn't avoid answering altogether.
White House Reprimands Bill Maher...
Remarking on Bill Maher's recent (and ill-timed) comments, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said "Americans ... need to watch what they say, watch what they do, and this is not a time for remarks like that; there never is.''
Mr Fleischer: there's never a time for a comment like that from the White House.
The story that wouldn't die continues. "Most of the incidents described yesterday by White House press secretary Ari Fleischer were said to have occurred in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, adjacent to the White House. Pornographic or obscene greetings were left on 15 telephone lines in the offices of the vice president and White House counsel and in the scheduling and advance offices, Fleischer said. As a precaution, all phones were disabled and reprogrammed, he said."
OTOH, the GAO says it "could reach no further conclusions because the White House said it had no written record of damage".
Woman Charged With Stalking Ari Fleischer
If you're going to stalk someone, at least stalk someone cute. Or powerful.