Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Lame *ss Duck?

So, with Karl "I'm-the-President's-Brain" Rove leaving the White House at the end of the month (can I get a "Hallelujah!" for that, please?), I suppose this could officially make George W. "I'm-the-Decider" Bush a lame (ass) duck.

Aaaaaaaaah. Joy.

It's as if a breath of fresh air blew into Washington yesterday, leaving behind blue skies and a feeling of hope again. Granted, unless the Dems win in '08, the hope may be short-lived. But hope, nonetheless, has descended on this sultry, swampy, sinister, cynical, southern town.

Of course, Bush II only has 17 months to tidy up his worldwide mess and improve his legacy. I'm not holding my breath, though. And by the way--is it possible that years from now, historians will look back and label the period from Sept. 11, 2001 to whenever-it-is-we-get-out-of-Iraq as "World War III"? It's not all that far-fetched, you know.

To steal a phrase from Eugene Robinson in today's Washington Post, "Hey Karl, don't let the door hit you where the dog should have bit you!"

Yep. It's a happy day in Washington. As fellow blogger Cele pointed out in a comment elsewhere, Texas is slowing getting back its village idiots. Somewhere in Crawford the breezes are blowing, the tumbleweed are tumbling, and if you hold George's head up to your ear, you can hear the sound of...


Photo copyright: Thomas Hawks' Digital Connection


Cele said...

You had me laughing and it felt soooo good. Halleluha! and an Amen from the choir.

wc said...

He certainly isn't in any fucking hurry to fix a GD thing from what I can tell.

Do you realise he's put into process a new &^#$@&*&@$ so-called Homeland Security measure where members of EU COUNTRIES (ie, our emeffing ALLIES, at least somewhat, at least still for the time being) have to register for an effing visa to visit the US?!?! WTF IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?!?! Can anyone please explain to me what is going on with the paranoia, the utter, utter paranoia, and people gone mad on their own power trips?! SOMEONE STOP THIS MAN!

This also means, for anyone who cares, that the EU will do a 'reciprocal' arrangement, which means all US citizens will have to register for visas to visit the EU as well. Some of us who live 2km from several EU borders think that THIS SUCKS ASS.

I'm really angry. I doubt this will make it through moderation.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Cele: Glad to make you laugh!

WC: You're angry and so are millions of thinking, reasonable Americans who find GWB to be an utter embarrassment. He's done more to destroy 50 years of real work toward building democracy, good will, and allied relations in six years than could have ever been imagined. 43 is a blight and his administration's policies will be reverberating in this country and around the world for decades.

Rant away, my friend. Your comments are always welcome here!

hm-uk said...

We don't like George W Bush, do we? Nooooooooo, he's icky.
We wish he had never been born.
And I'm gonna tell my mom on him cuz he's really, really mean.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

HM: Seriously, right? I want to call him up and say, "Hey George, go tell your mommy she's looking for you."

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I'm not very happy w/ Dubya myself.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Terry: It's comforting to know so many of us feel similarly, but what I don't understand is why we don't exercise our right to demonstrate and demand the impeachment of this president and his vice president. In any other democracy (or even semi-democracy) in the world, the outcry of the people would have resulted in Bush's ouster long ago. I'm disappointed (understatement of my emotions) with Bush, but as an American and as a country, I'm even more disappointed in myself and my fellow citizens for not rising up.

All that to say, I hear ya!