President Bush loves bulges. When he flew onto the flight deck of
the USS Lincoln to proclaim “Mission Accomplished” he had a huge bulge
in his crotch. Initially the imagery seemed merely distasteful or even
amusing. On further reflection it was purely ugly. Size does matter
when you intend to screw nations and their people, your own included,
just because you think you can get away with it.
During the first presidential debate against John Kerry the president
had a mysterious bulge in the back of his jacket.
Rumors began to fly even before this photo was made public because
at one point during the debate the President said, “Let me finish,” when
no one was interrupting him, or so we thought. Was the president hearing
voices? Not that he was hallucinating, but perhaps Karl Rove
and Karen Hughes were giving him a little audio help.
The White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card made a non-denial denial. “I
have no reason to believe he was wearing a listening device at all.” No
reason to believe? Isn’t that something the Chief of Staff should know?
If Card can’t deny that Bush had an electronic crib sheet, it tells
me that he had one.
The campaign is trending in Kerry’s direction. The recent surge in
swing state voter registration is clearly an indication of anti-Bush
activism. Kerry’s performance in the first debate gave some reassurance
to the nay sayers among us. It all adds up to trouble for Bush.
The result is that Bush and his henchmen and women are beginning to
lose their collective mind. Their comments are either irrational or
clearly untrue. As their lies are revealed they become increasingly
desperate and pose a greater threat, if such a thing is possible, to
the entire world.
When the Charles Duelfeur report revealed no
evidence of Iraqi
WMDs, and no capability of producing nuclear weapons, the jig seemed
to be up. If Democrats had a majority in even one house of Congress
Bush would be headed for the dustbin of ignominious history, a la Richard
Nixon. Unfortunately the Democrats control nothing in Washington and
the media refuse to live up to the most minimal journalistic standards.
The Dulfeur report wasn’t really news at all. The New York Times and
the Washington Post and CNN and all the networks had access to the
same information for years. The lies told to make war in Iraq were
well known to anyone who cared to expose them.
Colin Powell said blandly, “I
regret that the information was not correct.” It is too bad he didn’t
think about that before his theater of the absurd performance at the
United Nations, in February of 2003.
At that time he spoke with complete confidence when
he said that Saddam Hussein had 100 to 500 tons of chemical and biological
Condi Rice was also unequivocal when she said, “We don’t want the
smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.” The good Dr. Rice now seems less
sure of herself. This bizarre exchange took place in an interview with
If the only excuses left are claims of incompetence then the end
is near for this administration, unless they manage to frighten enough
Americans into putting them back into office. Enter mysterious
disks purporting to show information about American schools in
the hands of a mysterious Iraqi. Were the schools, mostly located
swing states, under surveillance by terrorists? After raising the
blood pressure of thousand of parents, we were told that the Iraqi
in question had this information for purely innocent
clumsy attempt at fear mongering may only be the beginning.
The same people who went to great lengths to steal an election are
not going to just shrug their shoulders and admit defeat. Is the
Democratic party ready for an October surprise? Will they have the
guts to call a fraud a fraud, or ask questions about bogus reports
of terror attacks on schools in New Jersey? Will they ask why the
president’s Chief of Staff can’t give an outright denial that the
president was wearing a wire?
In the worst case scenario, a terror attack on American soil, will
they stand their ground and make the case for Kerry? If they won’t,
get used to seeing George W. Bush. The outcome of this election depends
on the willingness of a wimpy political party to suddenly show some