The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, February 04, 2005

Another visit to the Potemkin Village

I've been on this issue like cellulite on a mother-in-law. All through the campaign, W's handlers denied entrance to anyone who looked like they might not be there to laud the prez's accomplishments. Well, he's kept it up to this day.

When Bush visited Fargo to plug his privatization plan, 42 people (including a city official) were listed as persona non grata, ostensibly banned from the proceedings.

Quote: "Among the 42 area people on the do-not-admit list: two high school students, a librarian, a Democratic campaign manager and several university professors. "

If you're interested in the reactionary take on Bush's wholesome committment to democracy, see this article about a 4 year-old who still takes pride in the photo of herself at nine months of age being hugged by W. (

Her father is quoted as saying: "It proved that he was just a real guy. He's down to earth. Here's the most powerful man in the world holding your daughter. . ."

Yessir, a down to earth guy. As long as you don't say anything... 'inappropriate,' comrade.