Friday, April 13, 2007

The death of the Electric Burger Acid Test

Digby brings up an interesting point in passing (I refer to the part about the political press, not the part about his head exploding):
I'm telling you if we ever have to endure another presidency like this because the press thought the food was better on one of the campaign planes and they thought the other candidate was, like, so totally icky, my head will explode.

Just as the nation wanted a "fun" president, George W. Bush also surrounded himself with guys he'd like to have a beer with --- and naturally those guys are halfwits just like he is. I guess we should be thankful that he wasn't allowed to put Gonzales or Miers on the Supreme Court.

This is probably an appropriate time--Mr. Thirty Percent is defying Congress and the clear will of most Americans by amping up his failed war/occupation in Iraq, Rove and Gonzales seem to have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar of politicizing the entire Justice Department as a wing of the Republican Party, and (as of yesterday) the White House is declaring that Republican Party emails regarding campaign strategy are covered under Executive Privilege--to review how we got into this mess.

Put aside for a moment the absolute refusal of Congressional Republicans to perform the slightest gesture toward their oversight duties for six years. Ignore the odor that surrounded the 2000 and 2004 elections. If nothing else, the implosion of the Bush administration, and its apparent willingness to take the country and the Constitution down with it when it goes, should mean the death, once and for all, of the "who would you rather have a beer with?" political litmus test.

And good riddance.

America (as Jon Stewart would say)--meet me at Camera 3.

The next time a dangerous dimwit with clever handlers comes along on the political scene, and you feel they're the sort of person you might like to have a beer with, then go have a beer with them. But for the love of God, don't vote for them.

Presidents aren't guys you're ever going to have a beer with. They're guys who have the power to trash out the economy like their dad's Buick and send your state's National Guard back to a war we never should have been in to begin with. Vote accordingly.

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