|I'm a president man!|
Yesterday, in a videoconference with US service personnel serving in Afghanistan, Junior Bush delivered this incredible nugget of... something:
“I must say, I’m a little envious,” Bush said. “If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed.”This jaw-dropping soliloquy is so bizarre, so detached from anything like reality (you know, reality, the thing that real people experience?), that we should all be terrified. I mean, this is full on delusion, people.
“It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You’re really making history, and thanks,” Bush said. --Reuters
I mean, many of us have known all along that the guy was really just an underdeveloped human with delusions of grandeur. We got a whiff of Junior's affinity for make-believe when he played dress up with his big boy flight suit on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln back in May, 2003.
But this is different. I mean, doesn't it seem bizarre, and somewhat telling, that he envies the troops for "really making history?" He's the president, right? Isn't he "really making history" himself?
And, don't forget: Junior already had his chance to stand on the ramparts of freedom, remember? Remember, back when Junior was a young man, when there was that Vietnam thing? Remember? He was all in favor of that. But, apparently Vietnam was not "the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed." I guess, back then, Junior didn't think it was all that "romantic" to be "confronting danger."
Of course, if Junior really wanted to be on the front lines, he could probably get a job with Blackwater Security, torturing Iraqi civilians after he leaves office. Dick Cheney could pull some strings for him, yes?
And I wonder if Junior is jealous of Osama bin Laden? After all, bin Laden is about Junior's age, and he's out there in Afghanistan (or maybe Pakistan) right now, "confronting danger."
Seriously, folks, there are a couple conclusions we can draw from Junior's bizarre little reverie:
- The once-vaunted message machine of the White House is falling apart. After all, in the Rovian days of message discipline, Junior would have been well-prepped all the way down to his deliberate mispronunciations. He never would have been allowed to improvise like that. The few times when he did go off the cuff were disasters. But Rove's gone now. And maybe the White House staff figures it just doesn't matter anymore.
- Junior does, in fact, have doubts. This rueful wish to be somewhere else, free of the responsibilities of being president, free of the hatred and contempt of so many people, tugs at the little black pebble that serves as his heart. One imagines that he never thought he'd end up the goat when he set out to fix Daddy's mistakes.
Is there still anyone out there who can't see it? The guy is nuts!