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
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
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
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 George Stephanopoulos.
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 in 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
purposes. This 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 courage.