Watching the gasping last breaths of the Bush Administration is like watching a car wreck, or someone have surgery without anesthesia, or just enough anesthesia to render them immobile but alert, and still feeling pain. As a matter of fact, that second analogy is exactly what I feel like. Our entire nation has been trying to notify the doctor for years now, that the anesthesia wasn’t working. He was humming some idiot tune, obviously not caring and not paying attention. And the nurse is now mad that the patient doesn’t like the doctor? Laura Bush was miffed that Barack Obama took shots at the president on the campaign trail? He has wrecked at least three countries (the United States, Iraq and Afghanistan) and is well positioned to get a couple of more with a continuation foul (Israel, Iran, the Palestinian territories) before he’s through.
Shouldn’t she have been miffed at her husband for:
not catching Osama bin Laden
not helping the citizens of New Orleans
not rebuilding New Orleans
not invading (or even investigating) a country that spawned the 9/11 terrorists
not understanding that the fundamentals of the economy are not strong
not catching on that free markets don’t work
hiring that idiot over at Treasury
picking Dick Cheney
going to war with the guy who tried to kill his dad
invading a country that didn’t attack us
leading al Qaeda into Iraq
torturing teenagers at Guantanamo Bay
Barney biting a reporter
making the United States an international pariah
killing 4,500 American soldiers
increasing the national debt
funding abstinence-only education (or as I call it, teen pregnancy)
blaming God for telling him what to do
no child left behind (except those in public schools)
For a smart woman, Mrs. Bush sure doesn’t get it.
The old president is leaving and I hope the door hits him where the good lord split him on the way out!
As I get ready to watch a new president take office – check that – as I get ready to watch President-elect Barack Obama take the Oath of Office (COTUS, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8) and become President Barack Hussein Obama, the breath I’ve been holding, the pain I’ve been feeling and unable to express, the fury at the ridiculous and irresponsible arrogance that has been allowed to run unchecked naked through the streets will escape me! And like the millions of others across the country (and billions of others across the world) we can finally say like Cinque, “Give Us US Free!”