Monday, December 31, 2012

A premature obituary

The German magazine, Der Spiegel inadvertently published a premature obituary of George H.W. Bush, the idiotic father of an even more idiotic son. The old boy is in the hospital but regrettably he’s not dead yet. The obit described Bush as "a colorless politician" whose image only improved in comparison to his son, George W. Bush. Is that as damning as they can get!? That he’s a dope is beyond question. The NY Times used to publish a full transcript of every presidential press conference but may have abandoned that practice since George was completely inarticulate & a virtuoso at mangling language--a quality he passed on to his son, along with his corruption.

Of course, any obituary worth a damn would not concern itself with cheap shots at this grotesque figure in US political history but with his crimes. He was vice president from 1981-89 & president from 1989-93; the short list of his crimes include drug peddling in the Iran-Contra scandal, the first Gulf War against Iraq, the occupation of Somalia, the invasion of Panama, & heading up the CIA, a secret organization of assassins, torturers, spies, & hit men. At the end of his term, he gave presidential pardons to several politicians & co-conspirators who had been indicted or convicted for their role in the Iran-Contra scandal, including Reagan’s defense secretary, Caspar Weinberger & Elliott Abrams. It could be said the only glorious moment in his entire criminal career is when he vomited at a state banquet in Japan. 

This obituary is written in anticipation.

1 comment:

  1. Bush junior was once asked what he and his father talked about when they weren't talking politics. His one word answer, "Pussy".