Tuesday, November 09, 2004

There's more than one seat in this handbasket

Bob Harris takes us by the hand and gently leads us into the abyss:
The clock radio goes off a few minutes ago, and this is the very first sentence I hear, verbatim:
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has won the George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service.
And that's when it hits me:

I am in HELL.
He's probably right. It's going to be like that old episode of Night Gallery where the hippie dies and goes to a room to spend eternity in hell with an old couple looking at their vacation slides. To the old couple, it's heaven!

But it would be unfair to say that Bush hasn't at least built on the intellectual foundations of his White House predecessors. Abraham Lincoln said:
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
However, it took Bush to realize that:
You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.
Of course, the key to getting away with lying is to tell people what they'd prefer to believe anyway, if there were no inconvenient facts in the way. And at this Bush excels.


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