January 12, 2009

Surprise! Not All Texans Love Him
From The Dallas Observer News:
George W. Bush, Texas' Prodigal Son, Returns --
by Jim Schutze
George W. Bush is returning here to live, and that means people in our community are going to have to live with him. So my question remains.

Say I'm in the plumbing aisle at Home Depot. . . I look up sideways. Damn it! It's George W. Bush.
"Oh, Hi, Mr. Presi...uh...former Mr....the ex...you... you... can you just tell me what the hell you were thinking...?"

I'm at a loss even trying to find a parallel. Herbert Hoover, the 31st president, retired to California in 1932. So how did people greet Hoover? "Interesting to meet you, sir. Thanks for the economic depression."

With Bush, helping ruin the global economy was only the last thing he did. "Hey, sir, before you leave the plumbing aisle, do you mind my asking about the thing where you attacked the wrong country?

Maybe shoe-hurling will be common here too. What is that strange, muffled sound in the distance? Thunder? A marching band? Oh, no, it's former President Bush coming our way, and the ominous sound we hear is the rolling tympani of shoes bouncing off his motorcade.

I just don't think Dallas gets it yet. This is the worst president in the history of the United States. He started a war for no good reason. He couldn't handle a flood.

And who else will come with him? Cheney lived here before. What if Cheney starts showing up in Dallas again? Oh...my...goodness. The difference between Bush and Cheney is that people give Bush a tiny break for being a hapless character in an Oliver Stone movie. But Cheney is real.
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JollyRoger said...

The most hated man since Adolf Hitler may find it uncomfortable to appear anywhere, except maybe at Klan rallies.

It doesn't matter much; he'll head to Paraguay very soon in any event.

two crows said...

hi, JR--
from what I'm reading round and about, I think Bush and even Cheney may not light out of the country after all.

neither one seems to understand that what they did was wrong.
Bush said so in a press conference [I just read it in a WaPo article by Eugene Robinson] and Cheney has crawled out from under his rock not only to defend waterboarding but to warn Obama not to close Gitmo.

Somehow, I don't think it's hubris. I think it's more likely cluelessness.
I kind of hope so. If they stick around [or better yet, travel to Europe] they might just find themselves on trial -- and in prison.
Wouldn't that be lovely?