The Return of the Fitch
George W. Bush (Fascist-TX)
My God! It's downright scary.
Tanks in the street.
Secret ballot counts.
And people like Andrew Sullivan look down on us when we say Bush is nothing more than Hitler redux.
Give me a fuckin' break!
Maybe there is actually something to all this talk of getting the hell out of dodge!
GWB with a "big percentage"
51% - 48%.
A "MANDATE," indeed.
Their Heart's Desire
Mencken had some pretty potent tea leaves...
Quote of the Day: "When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas...whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand. So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack or be lost...All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre--the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men...On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
- H. L. Mencken, in the Baltimore Sun, July 26, 1920. (via Sully)
No President Left Behind
President Bush at his post-election press conference:
"We must continue the work of education reform, to bring high standards and accountability not just to our elementary and secondary schools, but to our high schools, as well."
Yes, Mr. President...and what about the grade schools, while we is at it?