Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Disgruntled? Join The Club, Scottie

Former Bush Press Secretary-turned author Scott McClellan is being called lots of things for his new best-selling press-and-tell book, "What Happened."

Among them, "self-serving," "disengenuous," and "unprofessional." (And that was all by the same person, mind you.)

I would also add, "smarmy little prick."

For even though McClellan now seems to want to "do the right thing" in terms of exposing White House malfeasance, where were his cojones when he had the chance to really make a statement?

Curiously, though, in all the administration's name-calling, in all the many ways different Bushies said the same thing (we're "puzzled," "sad") about McClellan, there is one word he has not been called once: liar.

The only thing more curious is the official word the White House has used to describe, and dismiss McClellan: "disgruntled."

Here is a former employee who is "disgruntled" after witnessing up close the train wreck
of the Bush administration. Get in line, Scottie. And join the 81% of the rest of us who have felt disgruntled for years, even while you were still smiling that piss-pants little grin of yours and daily doling out the same stinking stew of lies you now decry.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

An(other) Inconvenient Truth

Hillary Clinton is fast-becoming that mythical person at an old-time wedding ceremony who, when the assemblage is asked if anyone would say why "this couple should not be joined in holy matrimony"--actually stands up and says just that.

It only happened in the movies. ("The Graduate," for instance.)
Now it's happening in politics.

The clear will (and popular votes) of most Democrats are with Barack Obama.
But Clinton has undeniably racked up huge victories over the past few months. "The Biggest Loser" she isn't. Winning primaries in California, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania is nothing to sneeze at.

And she keeps winning, basically going 1-1 with Obama with each recent week's slate of two primaries.

Not enough to stave off the inevitable perhaps, but enough to keep things mired where they are.
Tough to tell someone who keeps winning that they've lost.

Even if they have.
And that's the Dem's inconvenient truth.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

McCain the Magnificent!

First, Hillary Clinton started referencing Rocky after her comebacks on the campaign trail.

Now John McCain is channeling Nostradamus.

In a speech in Ohio on Thursday (May 15), McCain envisioned how he saw the world in five years. In this near-future world, McCain is president, naturally. (Which is the first indication of his not-so-Nostradamus-like powers of prophecy.)

McCain sees the war in Iraq finally over (having now shaved 95 years off his original prediction), Osama Bin Laden captured, and, among other things, public education thriving.

He also foresees gas returning to $1.00 a gallon, Wayne Newton winning a Grammy, and Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill doing "Dancing with the Stars" together.

Asked by a reporter what his prediction was with respect to the Federal deficit, McCain put his hand to his forehead, closed his eyes, and said, "I'm thinking of a number...."