During a crisis, or some calamity, under pressure to solve problems, a nation’s leader should be able to help, to solve and put together resources in efforts to figure out the next course of action.
Unless, of course, you’re an inbred, insolent idiot who knows no other life, but an existence of absolute elitism.
Decider George just may not only be by far the worst president in US history, but also an all-around shit-Head of a person.
According to HuffingtonPost, and later the New York Times, Decider George displayed the upper-class snob-life to a bunch of other upper-class snob-lives during a fund raiser in Houston.
Not knowing a sight-and-sound recording was being made, he laughingly blubbered a truth about himself and those who laugh with him in an attempt to explain away the approaching-catastrophic financial woes in the US.
According to the Times:
- “Wall Street got drunk — that’s one reason I asked you to turn off your TV cameras,” the president said at the fund-raiser, held at a private home on Friday to benefit Pete Olson, the Republican who is challenging Representative Nick Lampson.
“It got drunk, and now it’s got a hangover. The question is, How long will it sober up and not try to do all these fancy financial instruments?”
Despite the president’s request that those present turn their cameras off, his comments were captured on videotape that made its way into the hands of Miya Shay, a reporter at the Houston television affiliate of ABC.
The video, which also included the newsy tidbit that Laura Bush had begun shopping for houses in Dallas, was broadcast by the station, and by Tuesday it was appearing as well on the Web site of The Houston Chronicle.
Mr. Bush, for one, might be expected to benefit from the buyers’ market, though he seemed to lament a belief that he would not.
“And then we got a housing issue,” he said, “not in Houston — evidently not in Dallas, because Laura’s over there trying to buy a house today.”
Decider George really doesn’t make much sense.
Continuing from HuffingtonPost:
- The crowd laughed, and Mr. Bush went on to explain that Mrs. Bush had drawn the line against living at the couple’s Crawford ranch.
“I like Crawford,” he said. “Unfortunately, after eight years of asking her to sacrifice, I am no longer the decision maker. She’ll be deciding.”
There was no word from the White House on Tuesday about what kind of home the Bushes had their eyes on. But in Houston, Mr. Bush said he had offered his wife some guidance: “I did tell her, I said: ‘Honey, we’ve been on government pay now for 14 years. Go slow.’ ”
Reportedly, the YouTube version of the event has been shut down, but one can get a look-see at the ABC News site here.
Watching it, however, can be tedious.
Decider George and all those assholes around him create one of those rare, but unfortunate incidents in which someone can hurt your feelings and really piss-you-off, both at the same time — ex-wives can do such.
The horror of watching an elite pack of people laughing, and even snickering, at such cruel, sarcastic asides like, ‘Honey, we’ve been on government pay now for 14 years. Go slow,’ is that it tends to make one’s skin crawl — creates an image that one would never before imagine originating from the US back when it could claim to be America.
Sort of like watching those old color home movies made of Hitler and his Sunny days in the gardens, playing with dogs, children — life seemed sweet and swell.
Speaking of which, and although one would doubt the situation will emerge, Decider George and his cronies, including even those laughing with him at that creepy Houston fund-raiser, could have committed crimes against humanity.
Last week, the International Criminal Court in the Hague indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The oddly-correct historian Mark A. LeVine has a good take on the comparisons between our own Decider George and Sudan’s al-Bashir.
Bad tiding on boots on the ground:
- When I was in Iraq in the late winter and early spring of 2004 I saw this clearly, and saw the already huge scale of the war crimes being committed systematically by US forces across the country.
It was clear to most every Iraqi I know that the chaos being reaped by the US in Iraq was in fact deliberately sown by the US in order to create a situation that would make any US withdrawal almost impossible to pull off.
As bad as the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths for which Bush—and along with him, the American people who elected him twice—are responsible is the fact that the invasion itself was a crime against humanity as it was a clear breach of the UN Charter, which prohibits invading other countries except when an attack on one’s sovereign territory is about to occur or has just occurred.
Indeed, they, along with our torturing of prisoners, illegal secret renditions, and a host of other abuses, are also against US Federal Law.
At least in this imperfect world, Bush and the architects and executioners of the Iraq war can join Sudanese President Bashir in suffering the ignominy of being at-large international criminals.
Read all of LeVine’s most-excellent commentary here.
Insolence might have its just ends.