April 10, 2004
GOP Hypocrite of the Week: George W. Bush
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
Listen to the GOPHOTW HERE.
Message to Osama bin Laden from BuzzFlash: Next time you fly airplanes into American buildings, Bush wants you to draw him a map.
After all, Bush said if he had known that terrorists were going to fly planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, he would have prevented it.
Excuse us, why didn't you just try to prevent hijackings in general instead of taking a month's vacation in Texas after being warned in August of 2001, for the umpteenth time, that terrorists planned to hijack airplanes in the near future?
Which reminds us: we not only have to live with Bush's ineptness, we have to pay him a salary too, out of our tax dollars!
Recently, while entering a cab in D.C., the taxi driver was yelling at the radio: "It takes the village idiot to start a fire." Reports on the number of dead in Iraq were being aired, and the driver turned to BuzzFlash and shouted: "You know, only an idiot could unite the Sunnis and Shiites together against the United States."
The cab driver, who was an immigrant from an African nation, clearly made more sense than any political commentator on FOX News or CNN. "You know this man Bush is the village idiot," he added," Where I come from, if there is a big fire, they say the village idiot started it. This is because the village idiot cannot work in the fields or do anything else for work. So he has a lot of time on his hands and plays with matches and starts a fire, because he really doesn't know how to do anything else."
"Are you for this man Bush, your American village idiot?" he asked BuzzFlash.
"Good Lord, no!" we responded.
"Then tell me this," the cabbie continued. "Everyone who comes into my taxi is against Bush. Then who voted for him? This is what I want to know. It must be the White Taliban. That's what I call your village idiot. It must be the White Taliban Baptists from Texas. They must like the village idiot there. But in my country, you lock the village idiot up and make sure that he isn't able to play with matches."
BuzzFlash could not explain in the short ride to National Airport (Note: the cab driver refused to acknowledge it as Reagan airport -- and we are not making any of this up) why half of America was still supporting the village idiot. In fact, to this day, we still aren't sure. But, listening to this man with a frayed blue shirt, scratching a living out of driving a cab, we were embarrassed that we lived in a nation where half the population allowed the village idiot to play with fire and also approved of his arsonist undertakings.
"I had a woman in my cab the other day," the driver told BuzzFlash as he helped get our luggage out of the trunk, "and she was at a conference in Europe, and she said that she pretended she was a Canadian because people there were so upset with America. Can you believe that?"
Yes, unfortunately, we can.
That's what happens when the village idiot is put in charge of the most powerful nation on earth and given a box of matches.
For this reason -- and far too many others to recount -- George W. Bush, the Village Idiot of the World, is the BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
Until next week, just remember our motto at BuzzFlash.com: So many Republican hypocrites, so little time.
Catch up with you soon.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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