Friday, February 15, 2008

TGIF Countdown: In 340 days the real Bush will no longer be impersonating the Onion's fake Bush

At noon on January 20, 2009, George W. Bush will leave office, and he will no longer be impersonating the Bush so prophetically portrayed by the Onion on Jan. 17, 2001, just before he started his first term.
WASHINGTON, DC–Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that "our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over."

"My fellow Americans," Bush said, "at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us."
He sure did. He's right about one thing -- it's time to put all of that behind us. Less than a year to go, and counting . . .

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Madison Guy, your Onion link is broken but your taste in humor is excellent. That article is one of my all-time faves. So, so true! By the way, the little bit of swirly gobbledygook I have to type to post this comment reads "impeasg" (no joke) -- it's like a Ouija board that was trying to spell "impeach."

Madison Guy said...

Anonymous, thanks -- and thanks for the broken link alert. I hate it when that happens. It's fixed now, so you can revisit the whole original story.

I like that software vote for impeachment. Read today that even Conyers said it's not off the table for him. It's the only way we'll ever penetrate that cocoon of executive privilege and secrecy these guys have wrapped themselves in.

Wren said...

I'm looking forward to reading The Onion's story on Bush. I really wish Congress would grow some serious cojones and impeach Bush and Cheney. I think America would be better off in the long run if we faced, head-on, the massive mistake we made in allowing this presidency to stand. And like you said, Guy, it's the only way we'll ever really know the depth and breadth of the damage we have to repair.

I'm not holding my breath, however. I think we'll just let these criminals go in a self-indulgent fit of denial. As a result, we'll be dealing with the consequences for decades to come. What a shame.