"Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
-- George Orwell, Politics and the English Language
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Mister Man confronts someone who actually has some skin in the neocons' Stratego game:
At a private reception held at the White House with newly elected lawmakers shortly after the election, Bush asked Webb how his son, a Marine lance corporal serving in Iraq, was doing. Webb responded that he really wanted to see his son brought back home, said a person who heard about the exchange from Webb.
“I didn’t ask you that, I asked how he’s doing,” Bush retorted, according to the source.
Webb confessed that he was so angered by this that he was tempted to slug the commander-in-chief, reported the source, but of course didn’t. It’s safe to say, however, that Bush and Webb won’t be taking any overseas trips together anytime soon.
Oh my. Sounds like someone missed his wittle nappy time that day. Who gets to check the soiled preznitential drawers after temper tantrums anyway?
Here's the deal, Junior. Just spend the homestretch drumming up a half-billion dollars for your stupid coloring book museumlie-berry, and just let the adults handle things from here on out.