Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Unbearable Lightness of Listening to Bush

I'm getting ready for work -- running a bit late, all the big deadline projects are done, we're coasting till after the holidays now -- when the big "Special Report" graphic breaks into the Today show with its blaring, excited fanfare and I wonder, "Oh shit, what now?" But it's just a Bush "news" conference, and with it, the unbearable lightness of listening to the Deluded Decider stumble along and do the same old same old one more time.
My comments -- the first comment was done in this spirit: I believe that we're going to win. I believe that -- and, by the way, if I didn't think that, I wouldn't have our troops there. That's what you've got to know. We're going to succeed. My comments yesterday reflected the fact that we're not succeeding nearly as fast as I wanted, when I said it at the time, and that the conditions are tough in Iraq, particularly in Baghdad.
Yeah, right. So go ahead and tell us you're blowing off the Iraq Study Group. We already know that. I go back to finish shaving. From the other room I hear T voicing her thoughts:
I keep expecting the part where he declares himself our Immortal Emperor. But so far, so good...
Thank heaven for small favors. As I leave the house, he still has not assumed the dictatorial powers he clearly wishes he had. I get in the car and drive off, scanning the radio stations for the news conference. Can't find it. That figures. Must not be important.

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