Well, we posted earlier today, the positive, goodwill deed that could be engaged in on this, the 4th of July.
However, there was a darker, ugly, evil, nastier one that did take place.
Looking at it, it would be akin if Richard Speck was asked to speak to a nurses union, or, Juan Corona, representing and speaking on migrant worker rights.
President Bush Attends Monticello's 46th Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony
Jesus, the founding fathers, they couldn't have just been rolling in their graves, they had to be trying to climb out of them, to stop the insulting, insane decision (by who?) to have the Worst, Court-Appointed President (h/t Barry Crimmins) in the country's history speaking at the home of one of the writers of the Constitution, Thomas Jefferson.
This isn't comical irony, in the least.
It is outrageously, and hideously insulting.
Now, unless the Bush Grindhouse pulled rank, and placed the guy that has done nothing but piss on the Constitution there, whoever runs the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the organization that controls Jefferson's place, should be fired.
A Karen Silkwood-type scrubbing and shower can't wash this one away.
And listen to what they had to say
I have to give my buddy, Vern, from the Out of Iraq Bloggers Caucus, a kudo for sending this one along;
Sacrilege at Monticello
A Letter to the Charlottesville Daily Progress
By Ray McGovern
I write as a Virginian, the father of four graduates of Mr. Jefferson's university and of another who is an alumnus of the university Mr. Jefferson himself attended.
I have just spoken with Emily of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation to register our family's dismay that President George W. Bush has been invited to speak at Monticello on July 4th. I cannot imagine a greater insult to Mr. Jefferson, who played such a huge role in securing for us the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of this great Commonwealth and country. George W. Bush at Monticello? Desecration of what until now has been hallowed ground.
Emily explained that the Foundation had decided that it could invite the office of the president, without appearing to invite the present incumbent. That distinction is one worthy of the lawyers whom the Bush administration hired to justify torture, ignoring the dictum of another Virginian, Patrick Henry, that practices like the rack and screw must be left behind in the Old World.
Those who invited the president to Charlottesville to help celebrate the Declaration of Independence, which asserted basic freedoms that Mr. Bush has now curtailed, dishonor Mr. Jefferson in a most offensive way, scandalize our children and grandchildren, and desecrate Monticello itself.
A shameful day for the Commonwealth.
Raymond L. McGovern
Ray McGovern, Co-Founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, spent 27 years in the CIA with duties including presentation of presidential daily brief
Now, I don't want to give you an "I-Told-You-So", but in our July 4th Garlictorial last year, we called for, since the 110th Congress wasn't (and still isn't) doing their duties, to place The Commander Guy under Citizen's Arrest, and we laid out all the benefits one could get from performing such patriotic services.
Alas, it still remains an uncompleted task.
If someone had undertaken this action, it could have saved the Thomas Jefferson Foundation the embarrassment, and stain that will live on them for scores-of-years to come.
Doesn't anybody in Washington D.C. understand the concept of "Lame Duck President"?
Why on earth would anyone give him something to do (let alone an appearance in a celebration of the Declaration of Independence)?
The concept of "Lame Duck President", and especially this lamest one, should be that he is left to sulk and suck in his nest of bile, until they have to scrape the crap off him on the morning of January 20th, and make him slink out the rear door.
Considering his record, his caretaking of the Office of the President, even that would be too generous.
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