Tuesday, February 20, 2007

What to do when Bush finally leaves office

Gary Kamiya in Salon, via Greenwald:

The first thing, of course, is celebrate. That giant sucking sound you hear coming from San Francisco on Jan. 20, 2009, will be the contents of a very expensive bottle of wine going down my gullet. And trust me, I won't be alone. There will be be more partying on that night than during a Roman Saturnalia.

If form holds, a host of pious pundits will step forward to bleat that this celebration is "mean-spirited." These are the same smarmy aunties who decry Bush hatred as "extreme" and "obsessive" and fatuously intone that Bush "appears to have driven some people on the left crazy." Rubbish. Those of us who will be celebrating will be giving thanks for the end of a president who launched a totally unnecessary and disastrous war, declared a radical new doctrine of limitless presidential power, threw gasoline on what was once a small jihadi fire, severely weakened the economy, approved of torture and domestic spying, let bin Laden get away, accelerated the destruction of the environment, bashed science, engaged in vicious illegal vendattas against his opponents, winked at gay-bashing, handed out tax breaks to billionaires, lied constantly, made the U.S. hated around the world, and did it all while talking loudly in public on his personal hotline to Jesus. And that's just the short list.

To assist in the celebration, one can of course use some help from Kool and the Gang:


Anonymous Andy said...

if you got such a big problem with the guy get out of the country

8:01 PM, October 24, 2007  
Blogger Zachary Drake said...

Thank you Andy for that wonderfully constructive comment. May I remind you:

*The President is a public servant who works for the American People (including me), not the other way around.

*The vast majority of this country dislikes Bush, and it would be very problematic if we were all to try to leave.

*Me leaving the country would not solve the problem of Bush being a bad president.

I could go on, but the point is that people who dislike Bush have just as much right to be here as those that don't. The fact that I even have to explain this to you is rather sad.

8:25 PM, October 24, 2007  

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