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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Shameless Hussy

It's so dreamy, oh fantasy free me
So you can't see me, no not at all

Let's do the Time Warp again!
--The Time Warp
, Rocky Horror Picture Show


Some things really are too much to brook. Beyond the pale. Galling.

Laura Bush yesterday condemned the military government in Burma for its "very inept" response to a deadly weekend cyclone which left thousands dead.

"Although they were aware of the threat, Burma's state-run media failed to issue a timely warning to citizens in the storm's path," she said. "The response to this cyclone is just the most recent example of the junta's failures to meet its people's basic needs (First Lady Condemns Junta's Response to Storm.)"

She would know. At least she didn't say "heckuva job."



Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

it's beyond comprehension that somebody walking the halls of the white house could be that clueless. i hope in a few years she checks into a discrete detox and does the full betty ford. i got to meet betty, and regularly attend AA meetings at a facility that betty and gerry (it was so weird trying to call a president gerry) donated to our group.

then we could blame the drugs. or even better, the drug and alcohol combo. it would comfort me to hear, say in five or six years, laura say something along the lines of "if i hadn't washed down those two valium with a margarita i would never have said something that stupid."

on an even more personal note. before i finally sobered up on one of my half assed attempts (i was really wanting to knock my habit down to more reasonable levels not get sober) i was kicked out of the betty ford clinic. they were right to do so. i was a pain in the ass.

later, when i had six years of sobriety betty invited me to speak to the inpatients there. she was a rare and generous soul. a model of decency, without too much concern for decorum.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 6:09:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Dear MB,

I cannot picture your being a "pain in the arse." No, not you.

Betty Ford was far more honest than anyone in the Bush clan. "She was a rare and generous soul. a model of decency, without too much concern for decorum" -- In other words, she was a human being, a mensch.

The Bush's all remind me of the cardboard cutouts of the Marlboro man who used to stand near the ciggie displays. All surface, no depth.

All full of "blather and neglect," as the late Hunter Thompson described another republican inhabitant of the WH.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 8:27:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Publius said...

Laura has always appeared to be under the influence of some pretty good shit. But I suspect that—going back to your nature v nurture post—Laura was designed that way and found the perfect soul mate in the Deciderer.

And, you know, she was just running cover for her husband, who was too cowardly to face some potentially embarrassing questions. But wait. The Bushs are never embarrassed. Not a one of them.

Jan 20, 2009 can't come soon enough.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 10:57:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


Roger that. Laura has the vacuous plasticine face of a Stepford Wife. Who else could endure that venal bunch? She is a member of a cult. Running cover, indeed.

When one has a personal savior, need one feel embarrassment? He--the savior--has broad shoulders, yes?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 11:24:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Labrys said...

I agree, Laura always looks drugged. In all fairness, I have to say, I'd have to be drugged, too, to live with George. I don't think there is a sufficient supply on the planet.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 10:59:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


Maybe it's something in the water up there?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 2:32:00 PM GMT-5  

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