Free-Floating Hostility

Thursday, November 04, 2004

He's already making me sick

Look, I'm willing to concede that President Bush won the election. And I'm even willing to concede that winning an election gives the winner some legitimate ground on which to campaign for whatever deranged issue strikes his fancy. But it's just unseemly to read quotations like this:

"Let me put it to you this way: I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it."

This is preening. It's like he's the kid from the Eddie Murphy routine who walks around the neighborhood with an ice cream cone singing, "I got some ice cream, and you ain't got none, 'cuz you on welfare."

Can we get God to talk to him about this, because it's really unbecoming of the president.

2 Comment(s):

  •   Posted by Anonymous Anonymous at November 05, 2004 4:06 PM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • "and your daddy's a alcohoooolic"
    - sol

  •   Posted by Blogger BrooklynDodger at November 07, 2004 8:02 AM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • The Times posted their demographic exit polling as an excel spreadsheet - possibly a great boost for microsoft business, but a great convenience for the rest of us.

    Lots of comments, but one on "winning" and legitimacy. The 51-48 split means a 1.5% shift would have shifted it to Kerry, far narrower than the 57% for Bush-Perot, and 49% plus for Dole-Perot. Yet the conservatives "lost." Gore won, and Gore-Nader had a meaningful margin. The hateful result is that Bush is claiming legitimacy for really hard right policies, and organized Democractics are conceding.

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