Shootout at the O.K. Galleria Food Court

Okay punk…reach fer yer credit card

It’s only been a short time, but Republicans are already tired of losing elections (they’re learning to live with losing a war) and so they’ll take their victories where they find them. And for that they turn to that long tall Texan (by way of the family’s Kennebunkport summer home) to stand up to a sidewindin bushwackin, hornswaglin, cracker croaker from Taxachusetts:

bush vs. damon? [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
A reader thinks Sly Stallone wasn’t the only 60-something with a Hollywood comeback today:

KLo—during the prepared-statement portion of his news conference this morning, W said the following:

“A recent report on retail sales shows a strong beginning to the holiday shopping season across the country — and I encourage you all to go shopping more.”

He really emphasized the word “shopping”, too. Delivered it with the Texas stare. Hmm. Then I saw this from the transcript of “Hardball” earlier this week, with guest(and noted military expert) Matt Damon:

“Damon: ‘What bothers me the most about the state we’re in right now is I don’t feel that there’s a shared consciousness and a shared sense of sacrifice, and we have these young men and women who are fighting a war in name and our president tells us to go shopping.'”

Do you think W heard about it and threw it back into Damon’s face? I hope so. Even if it was accidental, it was a hell of a comeback.

Well, if so, that would officially be the high point of that press conference (which is not saying much).And while I can’t imagine the president caring too much about Matt Damon, I could see Damon’s remark bringing out a little dead-or-alive-like Texan in the prez — especially if Bush, like so many Americans, wasted an hour and a half watching Ocean’s 12.

Yes, it takes a “dead-or-alive-like Texan” to challenge some punk kid with an itchy trigger finger to settle such matters mano y mano with a little…shopping.

Shall we say high noon in front of Wetzel’s Pretzels?

…and from Texas we hear a mighty roar : Remember the Alamo Spring White Sale at JC Penney!

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