Bush Pulls Off Another Stunt
No wonder it's been so quiet (see below). The Bushies have been holding their collective breath as Boy Wonder prepared for another needlessly reckless media stunt. Last night the newspapers were reporting that El Busho would be spending Thanksgiving on the Ranch, no surprise for a guy who has had more days off than any other modern Oval Office resident. This morning we hear that the Generalissimo has just jetted into Baghdad for a dinner with the troops.
Fortunately for Bush, a British pilot who spotted Air Force One en route kept quiet about it. Imagine if Bush himself had become a victim of "Friendly Fire"? Now THAT would have been ironic.
On arrival, Bush said: "I was looking for a warm meal somewhere. Thanks for inviting me to dinner."
How corny is that? But that's the thing about Dubya - you either love him or hate him. The Bush administration has polarized US voters like never before. And it's not just about policy, it's also personality. Personally, I detest him on both counts. He really is a Smirking Chimp. Others say they hate his policies, but like the man, or vice versa. I wonder how they would feel if they were watching him being indicted for war crimes and sentenced to life imprisonment by a court at the Hague?
No doubt this latest stunt will be worth a few percentage points on the polls. It will also generate a few "Visit Boosts Troop Morale" stories, for a while... Who says showbiz and politics don't mix?