Got nothing to say, so why bother saying it.
I’ve been sitting here tonight reading the newspaper (The San Diego Union. Motto: If it’s news, it’s news to us! They just hired Ruben Navarette to replace their only semi-liberal columnist, James Goldborough, fergawdsake) while listening to Tegan and Sara (thumbs up!) and St Etienne (thumbs up, but less enthusiatically) and I find that I have nothing to add to the whole KosDD-fakedoutragetalkingoutmyassMaglalang which is covered so well here.
The President is an ass, but we already knew that.
In the interview, Bush said the public ratified his approach toward Iraq when they re-elected him rather than Democrat John Kerry. Bush also said there is no reason to hold any administration official accountable for mistakes or misjudgments in the planning or conduction of the war.
“We had an accountability moment, and that’s called the 2004 elections,” Bush said. “The American people listened to different assessments made about what was taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose me.”
In essence he is giving a pre-emptive Presidential pardon to Condoleeza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld before their time is up. If there is any justice in the world, Rice will leave government someday and return to academia where she will be hounded off of campus and forced to spend the rest of her days writing her memoirs (tentatively titled: All My Remaindered Days) and wondering what she did wrong. As for Rumsfeld, the dementia seems to have already started, but the press is still still so transfixed by his slickness at weaseling out of every misstep that can’t tell the snake oil from the Brylcreem.
Finally, read Mr. Wolcott on the Dr. Strangelove of the neo-cons. Extra points to anyone who, after reading the names Kael and Cruise in the same sentence, remembers Pauline Kael referring to Tom Cruise as a “dinky Nautilized thing”, a phrase that should be carved on his career headstone. I remembered it again last night while watching The Last Samurai and wishing Daniel Day-Lewis had been cast instead. Hell, I would have settled for Sean Hayes.
Okay. I had a few to things to say. Sue me.