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


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I, Messiah

Fearless Leader, December 4, 2006 (emphasis mine):

[Brit] Hume: I just spent some time in the company of people who are for you, who are worried about you ...

[Buffalo] Bush: Yeah.

Hume: ... just as you described your parents. They think that your presidency has run aground on the shoals of Iraq and that you must be - they feel almost sorry for you. What do you say to those people?

Bush: I don't think people are - at least the ones I run into, I had a bunch of our buddies from Texas up here this weekend and they're kind of - they look at you and go, man, how come you're still standing. It's not so much the presidency on the shoals because of difficult decision I made, it's more the weightiness of this thing must be impossible for anybody to bear. And I tell them it's just not the case, that I am inspired by doing this job. I believe strongly in the decisions I have made. I firmly believe that we are responding to this initial challenge of the 21st century in proper fashion.

The Nelson Report, April 30, 2007:

Sometimes insider gossip seems to confirm what all us outsiders think we're seeing, so, for what it's worth...we're hearing that some big money players up from Texas recently paid a visit to their friend in the White House. The story goes that they got out exactly one question, and the rest of the meeting consisted of The President in an extended whine, a rant, actually, about no one understands him, the critics are all messed up, if only people would see what he's doing things would be OK...etc., etc.

I've got an idea as to what the 'one question' was: "In light of your determination, resilience and heroism, could I have your autograph-- on this government contract?"