As you know, listening to Bush speak is like watching a 5 year old video you've seen a hundred times before. Anyway, here's a highlight of his talk yesterday as he spoke about renewable energy for America:
"Same on the electricity front. We can use wind power and electricity. These are all coming to the market because of research. They're becoming competitive forms of energy." Bushspeak from "President Bush Speaks to the National Newspaper Association"
(While this exciting news from Bush really captured my imagination, Dada cautions, "I think it's best we all curb our enthusiasm at this point because wind power and electricity are new technologies and they may not yet be quite perfected. And, besides, as with all new technologies, they're usually very expensive until widely distributed and more extensively used.")
Bush spoke yesterday before the National Newspaper Association. I had planned to report on that after reading the transcripts of his appearance but I apologize. I couldn't make it all the way through them. Oh, I made it almost 2/3's of the way before my brow I was rubbing began to bleed. So, rather than comment on what Bush said, I'll just mention the all too familiar impression I came away with after reading some of that transcript.
Pissed! That was my overall reaction. One of my pet peeves are the media. Watching a Bush press conference or, as yesterday, an appearance before a group of newspapermen, I often get upset. See, as one reads through the transcripts, one of the things that jumps off the page at you is the "LAUGHTER" by the press that occurs repeatedly throughout.
Free press....fourth estate....whatever, as Bush addressed those guardians of the national principles they supposedly preserve and defend by asking the hard questions of people in authority, it seems they've lost their sense of purpose. One got the impression one was watching the audience at a local comedy club. Transcripts reveal "LAUGHTER" every couple of lines.
Now nothing irritates me more than a press corps being 'entertained' by the president. The relationship between the media and the government is supposed to be adversarial; one of questioning, probing, challenging. It just doesn't seem right for a president who's committed 10, 12, 14 or more impeachable offenses to be funny, to be allowed to tickle the humor bones of a corps that shouldn't be laughing, whose job it is to be nailing this guy. They should be angry as hell and challenging Bush as a result.
I've been pissed for over five years now. Bush and his fascist Fidos aren't the sole reason they've been so successful at dismantling the nation. There's been duplicity. The press has been complicit in its destruction as well by handing the president the keys to the chicken coup. Bush couldn't have done it without them.
So every so often, the newspaper boys get together and in the evening they amble down to the comedy club to unwind and rub elbows while hoisting a few drinks. Then the curtain opens and out pops the jester, George Bush. And his shtick is old and it's hackeyed. And they've all hear it before. Over and over. Bush should be bombing, but his audience "LAUGHTER"s, just as they have for the last 5 and 1/2 years. It's all so congenial and intoxicating.
With the same old shtick, Bush should be dying up there. But it is his audience who is dead. They're comfortably drunk and so they chuckle like always. And their "LAUGHTER"s legitimize an illegitimate jester and his really rotten act. And it's slowly killing the rest of us.