For those who don't understand why conservatives hate CNN, I give you the current lead story on cnn.com:
"Boiling anger," eh?
OK, the framing isn't entirely inaccurate. If the four Americans shown above were picked at random, about 3.2 of them would think Bush is an incompetent sack of shit, or worse. But as Bush enters his last week of "public service," CNN decided to flush away any pretense of deference to his office. So long, Bush. Try not to fuck anything else up before next Tuesday.
Bush was delivering his final press conference yesterday morning when my clock radio went off. And he was so amazing, so defiant, so galling that a raging mattress fire couldn't have pried me from my bed. Yes, he classified Abu Ghraib and not finding WMDs as possible mistakes but more accurately things that "didn't go as planned."
"Things didn't go as planned"? You mean, you planned shit? Pray tell, what plan went awry at Abu Ghraib?
Oh mama. But this... this was Bush's prime kick to America's genitals. This quote defines all that has been sick and corrupt and mega-fail about the reign of Bush 43:
He thinks we're pissed about him choosing not to land his plane in Louisiana. Not about putting Brownie -- whose primary qualifications were being (1) the former head of a horse-judging association, and (2) a loyal Republican -- in charge of FEMA. No, we totally didn't notice that because we were so fixated on the location of Air Force One.
Now we're seeing the White House charm offensive in all its offensive glory. Sure, Bush, Rove, Cheney, and their ever-diminishing pool of loyalists have the obligation to defend their legacy. But America can see only eight years of ugly regression in our rear view mirrors.
We see an economic crash that's not just a normal cyclical contraction, but a revelation of the debt-fueled falseness of the growth that preceded it.
We see a middle class that's ever more hollow, and an upper class that's consolidating its wealth and got a tax cut.
And we see a federal government that this year will have spent about $3,000 per capita more than it collected -- and will push all those expenses into the future, again.
Good riddance, George W. Bush. Bye bye. Have a shitty time at the Carlyle Group or wherever the hell you end up.