Thursday, November 16, 2006

Bush and the Will of the People

I was reading Milton Friedman’s obit on Yahoo today, and I saw a rather ironic quote from Commander Codpiece:

"He has used a brilliant mind to advance a moral vision — the vision of a society where men and women are free, free to choose, but where government is not as free to override their decisions," SEARCH
President Bush
said in 2002. "That vision has changed America, and it is changing the world.”

This is truly rich, coming from the man who has used moresigning statements” than all other American presidents combined, the man whose minions stole elections in Florida and Ohio, the man who allowed his mouth-breathin’, Bible-thumpin’, hooker-humpin’, sister-marryin’, rifle-rack-in-the-pickmup neocon wingnut idjit buddies to try to overrule the sovereign State of Florida in the Terry Schiavo case, the man who – proclaiming himself “The Decider” – single-handedly trashed 230 years of American juridical history (along with a certain “Goddamned piece of paper”, the Bill of Rights, the writ of habeas corpus, and a few other Constitutional goodies), the man who ignored the knowledge and recommendations of his own advisors to hurl us into an illegal and insane war, the man who has the unmitigated gall to suggest that disagreeing with him is tantamount to treason.

Of course, to be fair, Bush doesn’t really believe the government should override the peoples’ decisions… he reserves that “right” for himself only.

Oh, and the lovely yet talented Mrs 618 sent along this priceless quote from Dim Son:

"I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them."

As she said, "Only Shrubby could spit out something so stupid".

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