Tale of two presidential workout fanatics

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Revmitchell, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

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    ............And when Obama feels better, the skies will part, the sun will shine (in moderate, environmentally correct, non-global warming-inducing amounts, of course), and peace will reign worldwide!

    Too bad the doughy, McDonald's-chomping, coffee-guzzling members of the White House press corps couldn't see the merits of White House exercise over the past eight years. After giggling about his out-of-shape colleagues in the media, Zaslow mentioned in passing that President George W. Bush shares Obama's commitment to health. What he failed to acknowledge is that the same reporters who so greatly admire Obama's lithe figure derided Bush for his training schedule.

    Former Washington Post writer Jonathan Chait famously attacked Bush three years ago in an opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times headlined "The (over)exercise of power." Recounting how President Bush ran 3.5 miles a day and preached more cross-training to a federal judge, Chait fumed, "Am I the only person who finds this disturbing?...What I mean is the fact that Bush has an obsession with exercise that borders on the creepy."............


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  2. KenH

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    Everyone should get an adequate amount of exercise - even "doughy, McDonald's-chomping, coffee-guzzling members of the White House press corps".
     
  3. windcatcher

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    The news reports and opinions included are so hypocritical: And so is the double standard: President Bush can do no good.... even if he's setting the example for fitness and health..... he's a 'fanatic'..... But President Elect Obama is applauded, admired, even idolized for his discipline of fitness. What double minded reporting! What bigoted bias and instability in opinion and observation. Can we say objective reporting or balance of opinion is nearly dead.
     
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    More from Malkin.

    Ah, the perks of media affection. On Christmas Day, the Washington Post delivered a front-page paean to Barack Obama's workout habits. The 1,233-word ode to O's physical fitness read more like a Harlequin romance novel than an A-1 news article.

    Sighed smitten reporter Eli Zaslow, "The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weightlifting sessions each week, and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games." Drool cup to the newsroom, stat.


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  5. mcdirector

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    I do wish every/any one would get on the same page for this kind of thing.

    That harlequin romance stuff is priceless. Wish I could write Algebra lessons like that.
     
  6. Bible-boy

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    And no mention of how BHO still bums cigarettes off people when he wants to have a smoke. That's healthy...:tonofbricks:
     
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    Maybe Bush should walk around with his shirt off???
     
  8. Bible-boy

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    Naw,

    Then they would just attack him and call him a "perv" or something. ;)
     
  9. LeBuick

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    Depends on how he looks with no shirt... No one minds Arnold being without a shirt but I'd get arrested if I took off my shirt in public.

    In truth, I do think Bush gets a bad shake because he is incredibly physically fit for a man half his age. I also understand he does everything to extremes. Ex... I heard that guy can play 18 holes of golf in like 15 to 20 minutes (exaggerated but you know what I mean).
     

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