There can be no greater proof of former President George Bush's grotesque narcissism than this: In his new book he claims that the most memorably hurtful thing that happened during his entire presidency is when Kayne West dissed him.
That's like the child who fire-bombs his house, killing everyone in it, and when he's found standing next to the burning rubble and dead bodies, whines about getting a small lock of his hair singed.
Shut up, George. And go away. Forever.
Oh, Now, THAT's Something I Can't Wait To See
Earmarks, we got earmarks. Tea Partiers arriving in the K-Street Swamp (aka Wholly Owned Corporate Congress) are revved up and already talking about getting rid of earmarks. Eee-haw! Dump them evil earmarks! When, suddenly, eerrrrkkkkk, the old-time K-Street Swampers (Wholly Owned Old-Time Republican Congresspeople and Senators, with Wholly Owned Old Time Democratic Congressfolks waiting in the wings) are having an attack of the Vagues. Well, er, we'll have to take a look at that, well certainly, it's something to consider, uh, we'll have to debate that. Translation: Oh, that'll never happen.
Poor Partiers. Lambs to Slaughter, put there by Low Information voters who don't have a clue how their government works, let alone how Corporate Congress works.
Get rid of earmarks. Sure. Right.
This country's political system is built on lies: We the People lie to ourselves and then elect representatives who will tell us the lies we want to hear. Then we send them to Washington to pretend to do the things we lied about wanting to get done, and (surprise?) when they don't get done, we get angry, put on Tri-corner hats, strap guns to our hips and start babbling about the Constitution and "Freedom."