Did you know that Bush is still president? It's true. BUT NOT FOR VERY MUCH LONGER.
Bloggenfreude at Agitprop mourns W's passing. "We will never see his like again."
The photographic tributes are particularly choice. We recommend clicking.
Meanwhile, Bush is STILL PRESIDENT, so where is he now? Cactus at Angry Bear asks why Bush needs a vacation RIGHT NOW.
Meanwhile, over here, this is another not-so-abstract example of just how fucked we've become as a nation, how impotent, how unimportant. We've only got three weeks left of this madness, of being led by these criminally arrogant and incompetent bastards. What the fuck else could happen? What the fuck else can? At this point, all bets are off on whether or not the nation can survive until January 20. Shit, we should just go around expecting another terrorist attack, a plague ravaging a city, a goddamned black hole swallowing the entire planet. It wouldn't even be surprising.
Princess Sparkle Pony discusses the surge---that is to say, the surge in demand across the Middle East for the shoe which the Iraqi journalist hurled at Bush. The owner of the factory has had to take on extra staff. Sadly, it is an exceptionally ugly shoe. But PSP has a whole gallery of Mideastern shoe-based art on display at his blog. For example. Also.
Speaking of shoes, you can play "Hit Bush with a Shoe" at Under the Lobsterscope.
Oh. And Bundy never shot a friend in the face while drunk. So score one for Ted.
Apparently the latest spin from ex-Bush staffers is that Katrina brought down the Bush administration. Mustang Bobby:
Nothing that happens is their fault. They have raised the culture of victimhood to a high art, and the Republicans, the Party of Personal Responsibility, the folks who tell everyone else to grow up and suck it up, are blaming their failure on a natural disaster....
Matthew at These Bastards agrees:
But Katrina isn't where it all went wrong guys, it's just where people realized "Oh shit, he really doesn't give a fuck or know or care or anything" and moved him from the "just a shitty President" category into the "worst President ever/may be actively trying to destroy the country" column.....Katrina is just where they realized he doesn't how to do anything and started to actively hate him for it.
Flory at Whiskey Fire doesn't think there is any point in searching for a rational geopolitical motive behind the Iraq invasion.
So Flory proposes a list of nonrational and flat-out irrational reasons, including (but not limited to):
The intellectual vacuum at the center. Bush is an easily manipulated boob who thinks he's an intellectual (witness this howler). There's nobody on the planet easier to play than that guy.
Mick Arran at Fact-esque comments on the Bush reality-deflecting bubble.
There simply is no possibility that any Bush, apparently, will ever voluntarily relinguish the saving graces of living in a bubble no matter how much reality intrudes or how often the bubble is assaulted by facts. Leave us take for a moment Laura Bush's response in an interview when she was asked about the infamous shoe-throwing incident.
[S]he said the incident reflects change in Iraq.
"As bad as the incident is, in my view, it is a sign that Iraqis feel a lot freer to express themselves," she said.
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