January 18, 2009
In many letters to editors, I have heard this sentiment expressed in defense of GWB’s miserable record as president: “No terrorists have attacked us…he kept us safe.” Well, 9/11 did occur when he was president. Here is a small gallery of momentos of our safety with W.
Our fearless leader keeps cool, and keeps reading “My Pet Goat” as the attack plays out. What decisiveness!
Our great leader was brilliant during the phony energy crisis manufactured by Enron (remember them?) that nearly bankrupted California.
Once again, Numero Uno was on the ball when Katrina hit, and his valiant lieutenant, Brownie, did a “helluva job.” Oh well, it was an act of God…
WMD? WMD? Did somebody say something about weapons of mass destruction..? Well, he kept us all safe, right?
Well, Bush isn’t the only great leader and visionary we had to guide us these last years. Now we see the results. I bet he and his friends kept their money really safe!
October 8, 2008
This cover on the New Yorker magazine caused quite a (negative) stir recently. Disgusting and reprehensible were words applied to it, I recall. It seems, now, however, that it was pretty much on the mark. Yes indeed, listen to Sarah Palin talk and watch McCain’s ads (“Obama, too dangerous for America!”) and this cover appears to have been strangely prescient. “This is what we’ve come to,” it was saying, and it was right.
I guess I’m a terrorist too, or at least a sympathizer. I occasionally attend cultural events in town at a foundation administered by a fellow who did time for some criminal political activity in the 60s. Oh, yes, and my wife has crossed paths in the field of adult education with Cathy Wilkerson, the Weather Underground member who demolished her parents’ townhouse in Greenwich Village with a too-sensitive bomb.
I think Obama was in grade school while this was going on. Palin probably wasn’t born yet.
Guilt by association. Palin & McCain, the Grand Inquisitors.