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Top 10 GOP Sound Bites, "Mistakes Were Made" Edition

March 15, 2007

The Bushboard List of Top 10 GOP Sound Bites has seen another shake-up at the top of the charts. With the exploding U.S. attorneys scandal, the Scooter Libby verdict and the debate over Iraq war funding, a new crop of Republican talking points is zooming up the rankings.

Topping the charts is the Gonzales-Bush smash hit "Mistakes Were Made" from their tribute album to the former federal prosecutors, Eight is Enough. With the conviction of Dick Cheney chief-of-staff Scooter Libby in the CIA leak case, the GOP has reissued two of its monster releases from 2005, "No Underlying Crime" (#3) and "Criminalization of Politics" (#5) And as the Congressional debate rages over Iraq war funding and possible timelines for U.S. withdrawal, several cuts from the Republicans' double-platinum Iraq Remix LP have moved up the charts. "Micromanage the War" now comes in at #2, with the Dick Cheney band's cover of The Politico's heavy metal "Slow Bleed" number 4.
For previous lists of the Top 10 GOP Sound Bites, visit the archives here.

2 comments on “Top 10 GOP Sound Bites, "Mistakes Were Made" Edition”

  1. Bravo, these are pure artistic genius.
    The rightwing spin, tawkin points, sound bites show not a unity of opinion, but rather a top down dictation of propaganda. Seems they have evolved (ironically as much as their base in is denial of evolution) from the blast-fax of the day from GOP HQ to a more pervasive implementation of one of the central methods of propaganda: repeat a lie or simplistic mistruth with just the right emotional impact often enough and it slips into the culture as an unfiltered, unquestioned theme or meme.
    Often it is the artforms of humor, spoofing, comedy that break the spell; the jester poking fun at the absurdity of the illusion.


Jon Perr
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