September 25, 2008, - 5:25 am

Prez Bush: No “G-d Bless America”?

By Debbie Schlussel
Is President Bush, in his last days in office, losing it . . . or at least forgetting something? Are his speechwriters and teleprompters forgetting?
Yesterday, I had to make a last-minute road trip to Buffalo, New York (from Detroit) and back, which is why I didn’t post anything new after my trial finished. More details on the trial and the road trip, later today.
On my way back last night, I was listening to an ABC Radio broadcast of President Bush’s address to the nation regarding the economic and financial crisis.
At the conclusion of his speech–unless ABC Radio cut him off and it didn’t sound like it–President Bush simply said, “May G-d Bless ya.” There was none of the usual, “G-d Bless America.” The omission–at least, to me–was glaring. Why was that omitted?


Hopefully just an oversight, but the President uses teleprompters for his addresses to the nation, so whoever wrote that speech either deliberately didn’t put it in, or forgot something important. And President Bush has addressed the country plenty of times. He shouldn’t have forgotten that. (Plus, I didn’t learn anything new from the speech. Did you?)
First, they got rid of “The American Way” from Superman movies, and now “G-d Bless America” is gone. What’s next?
Well, at least the President asked G-d to bless us (“ya”). Just not U.S.

7 Responses

It doesn’t matter to Bush anymore, he worships Henry Paulson now.

Tempus Fugit on September 25, 2008 at 7:14 am

As you know, the phrase is “truth, justice and the American way.” There’s not much truth or justice in what our president says either. Ask the still-imprisoned border agents, Ramos & Compean. To me it just shows that his use of the phrase “God Bless America” is as insincere as everything else he says.

c f on September 25, 2008 at 7:32 am

I noticed it too… but, we are all a little shell-shocked by the situation. I just hope the “cure” isn’t worse than the disease.
Debbie, could I say, at this time, how much I appreciate how hard you work and what a great service you provide to the U.S.A.? You inform us about terrorists and crooks that would otherwise go unnoticed. You stand up and tell it bravely, and I appreciate that. Keep it up!

Shoknawe on September 25, 2008 at 8:32 am

I thought President Bush did an unusually excellent job of explaining the problem and the proposed rescue plan. There are a LOT of people who simply don’t understand it. Moreover, it has been overly politicized in this election year.
Mrs. TINSC, no fan of Pres. Bush’s described his speech as “the best explanation of the problem and proposed plan I’ve heard all week.”
I think somebody must have slapped Pres. Bush upside the head because the rescue plan he proposed last night ackowledged an oversite component. This was missing from his original proposal. That seemed new to me as well as an acknowledgment that he didn’t want banking CEO’s to personally benefit from the plan. That’s another new component and something rarely if ever expressed by this large-cap-corporate CEO-friendly administration.
Having given such a good presentation, I really didn’t miss his “Gd bless America” signoff. And frankly, the United States doesn’t employ the President to be Gd’s number one cheerleader. I would have been much happier with President Bush over the past 8 years if he had worked his job more and praised Gd a little less. This clod has spent half his two terms on vacation!
OK… enough on that. I’m waiting with baited breath to hear the details of your successful criminal defense trial.
Take care,

There is NO Santa Claus on September 25, 2008 at 8:39 am

The lefties were right–Bush really is a moron. Clueless. As was his father. Inept, bumbling, compassionate liberal.

lexi on September 25, 2008 at 10:50 am

The only thing I learned from GWB last night was he still wants to bail out a bunch of rich banking guys with 700 billion tax dollars and that he is trying to scare the American people.
It is unconstitutional to bail out private companies with Government money period.They all should be frog marched in front of the American people and charged with fraud starting with Henry Paulson, Barney Frank, and Chris Dodd.

ScottyDog on September 25, 2008 at 1:41 pm

It’s a sad day when you see Bush’s legacy is the rush to socialism. Bailing out Wall Street? Come on! Bailing out four car companies? Aren’t the car companies supposed to plan for the future?
Oh, I feel a trip to Las Vegas coming on. I may need a bail out, too, after this weekend.

GOLDENMIKE4393 on September 25, 2008 at 7:01 pm

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