Sunday, November 23, 2008

Who's the Fool with the Cross-eyed Stare?

Houston, we have a problem. (Or is it Dallas?)

We have to wait another fifty-odd days before G.W. Bush will leave the White House.

I'm starting to read and hear things that hearken back to the last days of Herbert Hoover -- calls to speed up the inauguration, to make things happen right now, for Bush to stand down before things get even worse. Bring on President Obama!

Here's an example, jusy a little taste of this trend, from yesterday's New York Times (Gail Collins, "Time for Him to Go"):

If Bush gives up doing nothing by giving up his job, it’s possible that someday history might elevate him to the ranks of the below average. Better than Franklin Pierce! Smarter than Warren Harding! And healthier than William Henry Harrison!

Evil! But true enough, I suppose.

Today's Rune: Defense.


Johnny Yen said...

Isn't it incredible? I read that column today. We're all just waiting here for W. to go and a really smart guy to take office and start fixing things. Things have become so fucked up that even the fifty days until inauguration seem like an eternity.

JR's Thumbprints said...

The Shrub, The Shrub, The Shrub ... not even worth a dog lifting its leg.

Ido Atlasian said...

50 days is a long time indeed. Strangely enough, Obama's victory arouse hopes all around the world. We all are waiting for him to take office.

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the walking man said...

56 days 16 hours until the clock hits "0"

bush would never resign early, there is apparently still money to be stolen and secret deals to be made to ensure his friends have theirs secured.

Anonymous said...

We, in the south do not support here, we imagine in the North America. In the truth, nobody supports silly more the glad one of Bush! Good week! Beijus

Charles Gramlich said...

Patience is a hard virtue to earn.

Bubs said...

No kidding. Have you noticed how, just about every time Obama is interviewed or gives a statement, he has to remind everyone that there's "only one president at a time"?

January 20 might be a good occasion for a party I think.

Erik Donald France said...

Thanks all, for the comments!

Welcome, Ido Atlasian!

Cheers, all -- and cheers to Obama's presidency.

Distributorcap said...

there is NO hope for bush --- no matter what he does

he will go down as the worst president ever - worse than harding, buchanan, pierce (who is actually a relative of his on his uber-bitch mother's side) and hoover.

his legacy is set

but none of this is any consolation to a nation that is suffering from such gross incompetence and evil