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Bush should listen to... himself

Think Progress points out that in 2001, Bush talked of a higher ethical standard:

Let me say a few words about important values we must demonstrate while all of us serve in government. First, we must always maintain the highest ethical standards. We must always ask ourselves not only what is legal, but what is right. There is no goal of government worth accomplishing if it cannot be accomplished with integrity.

Second, I want us to set an example of humility. As you work for the federal government there is no excuse for arrogance, and there’s never a reason to show disrespect for others. A new tone in Washington must begin with decency and fairness. I want everyone who represents our government to be known for these values.

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Not practicing what you preach has a way of coming back to bite you in the butt. If someone takes the time to go back and read/watch all the statements the president and his spokespersons have made since this whole mess started two years ago, it's amazing to watch how they have evolved and how their own words seem to come back to haunt them. Arrogance often blinds good judgment. And anything less than the truth can trap you ("what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive"). That's why truth and integrity are always the best course of action. If he had just listened to himself...

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