Thursday, November 02, 2006



This is one of those head-shaking ones that come up from time to time from Mr. Bush. See, Bush is sad. Why, you may ask? He's sad because the tone in Washington has gotten ugly. In fact, it's the worst thing about being president.

Um, excuse me for a second while my irony meter explodes.

Bush saying crap like this is like having the school bully beat the hell out of someone, then have the bully remark that the person in question was much more attractive before all the bruises and black eyes. The fact that he can actually say this sort of stuff with a straight face (or as straight a face as the eternally smirking one can manage) means he is either pathologically deluded or he might have a career as a poker player after his presidency ends.

He goes on to say that it's important for a president to stay above all the partisan bickering, noting, “I really don’t think it’s fitting for the president to drag the presidency into that kind of a mudslinging.” Of course he said this just a day or so removed from calling out anyone who supports a Democratic victory terrorist supporters. If this is his idea of being above the fray, I shudder to think what it would be like in the world of politics if he really decided to get down and dirty. Of course, anyone with half a brain knows that he's been down and dirty long before he became president (or governor of Texas for that matter). Luckily, it seems the American people have finally woken up and are no longer buying this schtick. His "uniter, not a divider" bit doesn't hold water anymore, not that it ever really did.

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