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Do you believe him?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Dick Cheney says that his boss, President George W. Bush, has no need to apologize to the American people for not doing more to head off the financial calamity, saying no one saw the crisis coming.


Asked by Friday at 1:11 PM on Jan. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Here's a little reading comprehension lesson for all the "ladies" that got all bent out of shape over the "confusing" question. She asked "do you believe him?". She could not possibly have been referring to the apology, because that is Cheney's opinion of the matter. If she HAD been referring to the apology, she would have asked "do you agree with him?". Now, if you read through the OP, you'll see that the only potential lie is the "no one saw the crisis coming". This is OBVIOUSLY the statement to which the question referred.

    So there we go.

    And to answer the question, no, I don't believe him. Maybe to an extent, like they didn't see it getting THIS bad. But there's no way this crisis hit them out of the blue.

    Answer by DusterMommy at 4:46 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • A better question might be 'what politician actually takes responsibility and holds themselves accountable for things that happen during their term?'

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • ehm...why should bush have to apologize for mass amounts of over spending and the overall irresponsible way people have handled their own money? A Pres is a leader, not a baby sitter. Banks foolishly loaned money to uncreditworthy people, people spent waaaay beyond their means, retailers did as well.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:14 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • I agree with Anon 1214. Not Bush's fault the banks don't know how to manage, and what can the president do to tell us how to spend out money. Besides that fact even if he did know what the hell to do to keep this from happening what could he do. He can't say Hey were going to do this, it still has to be put to a vote. He can suggest stuff all day but if its not voted in there is nothing he can do.

    Answer by CorCorsmomma at 1:18 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • Not aware this financial mess was coming! HA! Knee slapper. Sure they did. And they did things to speed it up. George Bush Chaney's Boss. Good one. Chaney is the brains and Georgie is the puppet. That many can't even balance his own check book. Seriously.


    Answer by frogdawg at 1:19 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • I do not feel that Bush has a need to apologize for anything that transpired over the last 8 years. In my opinion, he should have been much more aggressive with the war on terrorism and a little more lenient with loosening the strings with capital gains after 9/11 to ensure the economy had a good base to bounce off of.

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 1:22 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • Maybe I should have been clearer in my question.

    Do you honestly believe that Bushco had no idea that the financial crisis was looming?

    Aren't you tired of the same excuse from this admin? We had no clue they would fly planes into buildings, even though there were warnings and drills for just such an event. We had no clue the levees could breech or that we would encounter resistance in Iraq.


    Answer by Friday at 1:22 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • So, akin, as far as you are concerned Bushco has done no wrong?


    Answer by Friday at 1:23 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • What's with the picking my name out of nowhere?

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 1:26 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • omg what naive person would believe that the commander in chief wouldn't know that a crisis was looming? lol...oh that's too good if any admin thinks their people believe that wow is all I have to say. Bush has done PLENTY O wrong! But can he swoop down and stop every wrongful spending? Can he stop the banks from making horrible decisions?


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 PM on Jan. 9, 2009