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It Must Be a Sign From God!

It's been another exciting week at the White House. Condi Rice schmoozed several apparently very gullible Euro-Governments into a trance. Scandal du Jour No. 1 and Scandal du Jour No. 2 perked right along. In the holiday - oops, Christmas spirit - the Chertoff/Brownie juggernaut kept right on giving. The Failed Oil Tycoon-in-Chief talked up our glorious, Herbert Hoover-like economy. And the news about Iraq - as always in White House Never Never Land -was relentlessly sunny (except for that wee bit of an admission that there may have been - if you looked really, really closely and the lighting was just right - a few hiccups).

Gee, ya think?

So, it's little wonder that you might have missed the comments that 60 Minutes host, Mike Wallace, handed out in a Boston Globe interview yesterday. Wallace - whose son Chris prostitutes himself for Faux News - has been trying to get an interview with the Dubster for months, but has been repeatedly turned down. In the spirit of a free and open press, Boston Globetrotter Suzanne Ryan asked Wallace this simple question, "President George W. Bush has declined to be interviewed by you. What would you ask him if you had the chance?"

Wallace, obviously a shrinking violet, responded, "What in the world prepared you to be the commander in chief of the largest superpower in the world? In your background, Mr. President, you apparently were incurious. You didn't want to travel. You knew very little about the military. The governor of Texas doesn't have the kind of power that some governors have. Why do you think they nominated you? Do you think that has anything to do with the fact that the country is so fucked, [expletive restored] up?"

Ya know Mike? That was exactly the same question we would have asked - but we wouldn't have been so delicate about it.

Truth Told by Omnipotent Poobah, Friday, December 09, 2005

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