Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Garlictorial: Happy 4th of July - To Be A Fly On The Potato Salad Up In Kennebunkport Today

‘Everybody in Mandrake Falls is pixilated – except us"
Jane Faulkner, from the film “Mr. Deeds Goes To Town

Pixilated or not, I hope on this 4th of July, someone at the National Archives had the nagging thought that they better go in and check the U.S. Constitution, just to be sure that our Court-Appointed President didn’t add a Signing Statement to it

It’s likely Bush hasn’t done that (yet) – He’s been too busy the past few days, maintaining his faux and manufactured outrage at The New York Times, for disclosing the information that the U.S. Government has been sifting through the financial records of its’ citizens.

Perhaps, inspired by the incendiary pap, of what will undoubtedly be very Patriotic-themed fireworks tonight, the Bush team, or the Stepford GOP Congress will have a new, urgent amendment they will attempt to ram through – Leaker Burning.

They’re for it. Publicly, at the stake, if possible.

Except, of course, when it is the President himself directing and ordering the leak, as reported yesterday by the ever-digging journalist Murray Waas in the National Journal (and earlier, backed-up by The Scooter himself ).

Which now presents a “father” problem for the Leaker-In-Chief Bush, since Father #2 (the biological one) said, back in 1999, that “I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the name of our sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious of traitors

Would love to be a fly on the potato salad up in Kennebunkport today to hear Junior and Dad bandy that one around. Not to mention how he squares that with the Higher Father

Since the CIA has closed down the office hunting Osama bin Laden, maybe they’ll be reincarnated to handle the leaks – which, as we have seen, could mean, both dishing them out, and chasing after them.

Or does this mean Bush morphs again, from cowboy, to defender-warrior, to now becoming Roger O. Thornhill, to bin Laden’s George Kaplan, developing Madison Ave slogans, rather then strategy, and hunting him from cave-to-cave, always one step behind, and setting up the big finale atop of Mount Rushmore

Likely the four presidents carved into the mountain won’t be pixilated. They’ll cast a wary glance at Bush 43 and then shudder at what has become of the democracy they helped build and defend.

Take a break from the grill, or before you trudge out to see the fireworks, read two very fine posts that should help and add to the celebration of this 4th of July.

A July Fourth Declaration by Katrina vanden Heuvel

On the Fourth, Read the Declaration of Impeachment By David Swanson



"They’ll cast a wary glance at Bush 43 and then shudder at what has become of the democracy they helped build and defend."

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