Finally! The Eternal Question Answered...
President Bush was not looking at national security when he invaded Iraq, he was looking at showing how big his balls were and how democracy is like herpes. Something you can spread whether or not the person wants and you can never get rid of.
-- Head Spinner Scott
On presidential debates:
...any candidate for any office unwilling to answer live, unscreened, unfiltered questions from a live unscreened audience is a sniveling, puling coward unworthy of a single vote for dogcatcher, let alone President of the United States.
-- The Local Crank
Whatever It Takes
So why does this seem so god-damned offensive? Perhaps because it's symptomatic of laissez faire attitude toward law that has a huge proponent in the current administration. I mean, why shouldn't Romney's staffers do what it takes to gain advantage over the other GOP hopefuls? They're not hurting anybody...not really. So what does it matter if they break a few laws in the process? Bush and his administration do it...all the time. Hell, in the name of national security, Bush has taken to creating law by executive fiat.
Of course, for those of us on the other side, this looks like imperial arrogance. "You want documents on how we politicized the Justice Department? F*ck you! We're the GOP and we do what we want." "Filibusters? F*ck you! We're the GOP, and we'll use any tactic that furthers our goals even ones we threatened to take away from you." "Impersonating an officer? Well...f*ck you! We do what we must to get our man elected. We're serving the greater good here."
Conservatives often argue that things are different now--that sometimes we need to go to extremes to protect our country. Well, I don't know about protecting the country, but on the former point I have to agree. Things certainly are different now. We know this because ordinary people have internalized the "whatever it takes" attitude. They're learning the lesson that Bu$hCo is teaching.
As The Tinfoil Hat Spins...
A new executive order effectively gives George Bush the dictatorial power to seize the assets of anyone who opposes his administration's policies on Iraq. Now that by itself is pretty scary stuff, but never let it be said that your author doesn't know a good conspiracy theory when he stumbles across one.
Read these headlines and see if, in light of Bu$hCo's latest power grab, you don't agree:
Pentagon seeks $1.2B for armored vehicle
Obama, Clinton Have $30 Million-Plus
Pentagon Aide Says Clinton Helps Enemy
What did I tell you.