The short of it is that President Bush is a shallow, uncomplicated person who has the ability to make serious decisions that can negatively impact millions. Simply put, there's no there there.
I'm watching the President on television right now, still trying to recover from the incredibly lame video that preceded his speech. The video actually spent about a minute on Bush coming to Yankee Stadium and throwing a strike despite the heavy vest he was wearing. I mean, seriously folks, it was a very heavy vest.
All of this was intoned with a dramatic flair straight out of NFL Films.
You know, when you boil it down, it doesn't matter that he sat in the classroom with the country under attack and read the book "My Pet Goat." (He wanted to project calm and not alarm the children, he said. How about taking charge and defending the country, Commander?) It doesn't matter that Bush took off for Nebraska like a scared rabbbit when New York and Washington were attacked. (The press bit on Rove's spin that there were unspecified threats against Air Force One. Of course, this turned out to be pure BS.)
What matters is the Prez threw a strike with a heavy vest on.
That should be great comfort to the families of the 975 US service people who died in Iraq and the more than 7,000 who have been injured.
Or the one million more Americans who slipped into poverty this year. Or the more than one million who lost their health insurance.
Goddamn it. The vest was really, really quite heavy, Despite this, the former college cheerleader threw a strike.
One term. Just like Pops.