Friday, December 28, 2007

The old and the clueless

Let's look at a couple of "responses" to yesterday's tragic assassination of Benazir Bhutto -- after spending yesterday in a heightened state of anxiety (and it's not much better today), I could use a laugh.

First, and foremost, Fuckabee's response: the guy doesn't know his geography, offers prayers, and then of all things offers "apologies." WTF? (His handlers have since claimed he meant to say "sympathies." Because "sympathies" sounds so much like "apologies" and the words are practically synonyms, right?) Is there a doubt in ANYONE'S mind now that this guy is even dumber and more uninformed than W? (hardly thought that was possible, but I'm more convinced every day)

Second, Grandpa Hound Dog Thompson: "It reminds us that things can happen in faraway places of the world that can affect the United States. I think this should be of great concern to us." NO SHIT, Fred. Break it down for us in little words, Grandpa, because we need a big strong grandpa hick like yourself to point out the fucking OBVIOUS. Is that the best you can do? Why don't you tell us some more of your great earth-shattering thoughts, like "the world is round" or "people can communicate globally in milliseconds via the Internet." Fucking idiot.

McCain/Mittens/Rudy/generic republican response: I just have to group these because they're all exactly the same--fear fear fear!--featuring empty platitudes like "must be brought to justice" and "win the terror's war on us" (Giuliani, in an interestingly backward spin on our GWOT), "grave dangers we face in the world today" (McCain), "global violent radical jihadism" (Mittens).

I think the only people who've offered anything like sincere (or at least sincere-sounding) comments worthy of a president are the dems, and really only John Edwards' response made me sit up and take notice. I'm starting to really like that guy.


Randal Graves said...

I liked Edward's response too, as it was the only one even remotely presidential. Too bad the military/industrial/media complex won't give him a fair shake.

Candace said...

I heart your rundown! Nearly did a coffee spittake over the one about Thompson...

John Edwards' response was good, and so was Chris Dodd's. Huckabee was caught, again, being fucking clueless. (What's an IEA report? Who's Bhutto?)

dguzman said...

Randal--well, he's starting to pick up some steam. However, if he's for real--a real populist with the desire to truly change the system--he'll likely get ignored by the MSM. And then, if he wins despite that--well, I'd be afraid for his safety, if you get my meaning.

Candace--glad you liked it. Sometimes this stuff just writes itself.