Thursday, December 18, 2008
Bush and the flying shoes
I know that I'm a few days late with this, but I just had to weigh in - especially since my gut reaction to George W Bush almost getting brained by a couple of shoes runs so counter to what everyone else that I know feels about the incident. I mean, for the last eight years I've ranted and raved to the high heavens about Bush's corrupt presidency like everybody else - so much in fact that when John Kerry(A candidate that I wasn't too excited about) lost to Bush, I physically couldn't get myself out of bed for about a week. The last thing you'd expect from someone who wished him both impeachment and to be charged with war crimes is sympathy, but that's exactly the emotion I felt as I saw two shoes go buzzing by our current president's dome. I mean, the guy is the fucking Barney Fife of Commanders in Chief's and I want him evicted from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as soon as humanly possible - but I just find that sort of blatant disrespect hard to applaud. Yes, Bush is a pair of tits and I hope that the history books see him the same way - but the guy is leaving soon and his approval ratings are in the toilet. That particular display was like seeing a clearly beaten man get kicked in the face by a random bystander, enough. That being said, lets just hope the Secret Service pulls their collective heads out of their asses and reacts to situations faster when Obama is the President. Jesus Christ.