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The Poker Game: Bush vs. Kerry on 9/11

Sunday, 31 October 2004 12:00 AM

The cards are dealt. Nines and aces are wild. The game begins when war is unofficially declared.

When President Bush learned of the Sept. 11 attacks, what the world saw was the classic poker face, the non-reaction reaction. What Bush understood, in that split second, was that not only would the entire world be watching his reaction, so, too, would the next wave of terrorists.

The terrorists would study his reaction and gather valuable information on how he would play his next hand. His reaction would reveal to them the sum of his mettle as a man and the tenacity of his exploits as their future opponent.

With a steely determination the president’s expressionless gaze moved across the room and seemed to look out beyond the walls and into the future. What cards was Bush holding close to his vest? Did he have three of a kind, a straight, or a royal flush? Who could tell? Bush’s expression was unreadable, his demeanor calm, his mind calculating.

The terrorists watching must have been disappointed with the cool, composed and measured response. Bush gave the terrorists nothing that day. The terrorists knew their actions would engender an adversary in Bush after the attack, they just didn’t know he would turn out to be a panther.

Sen. John Kerry, a power wannabe, not even in the game, eagerly reveals how he would have played his hand. The elite French appeaser quickly lays all his cards on the table with childlike enthusiasm in an effort to prove that he is smarter than his opponent. He criticized Bush for sitting still and continuing his agenda.

Kerry’s strategy: Had he been in the game he would have quickly jumped up, explained to the “kids” in the room that he had important business to attend to and rushed off as the big and important person he was, or as he perceives himself to be.

In doing so, he would have undeniably confirmed himself to be of French descent, inadvertently revealing himself to be a reactionary, willing to act before being in command of all the facts, easily read and, even more important, easily led – in essence, a puppet.

Great truths are often revealed in small arenas. In this high-stakes poker game, where our lives are in the balance, we can choose to have our hand played with the caginess of a panther or the weakness of a puppet.

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