Thursday, August 17, 2006

Talk About An Easy Question?

BUMPED FROM YESTERDAY WITH THIS UPDATE: An answer to the question from James Wolcott:

Is Bush an idiot?

Is water wet?

Is Colin Farrell stubbly?

Unlike other two-term presidents, Bush hasn't grown in office, become an old familiar whose irritating traits and lapses could be accepted almost affectionately, like Reagan's dottiness. He's demonstrably diminished, dwarfed by the reality that he continues to deny and repeating himself in press conferences like a robot whose wiring is on the fritz, for whom words and phrases are nothing more than pre-programmed units of sound. He's more irritating and dangerous than ever before, because he doesn't know anything, doesn't know or care that he doesn't know anything, and yet persists in a path of destruction as if it were the road to salvation. It's finally dawned on responsible minds that Bush could take all of us down with him before he and the neocons are through.


MadPriest said...

Mm. Not sure.

Should we let him off the hook that easily?

I wouldn't want him using it as his defence at his trial.

Ellie Finlay said...

He's stupid, definitely, but he has a certain low cunning.