‘Transition’ Fear

November 7, 2008


Fear has been Decider George’s top weapon of choice the last near-eight years.
So now as he gets ready to get the shit out of Dodge, fear has cropped up again during some kind of tear-filled speech yesterday for White House staffers.
Now it’s terrorists striking during the transition:

  • “For the next 75 days, all of us must ensure that the next president and his team can hit the ground running,” Mr. Bush said in an emotional speech to hundreds of employees of the executive branch on the South Lawn of the White House. He urged them to “conduct yourselves with the decency and professionalism that you have shown throughout my time in office.”

Lying with a straight face?

(Illustration found here).

During the blubbering, Decider George nearly cried, but for what?

  • As he spoke on the South Lawn on Thursday, the president was joined by his wife, Laura, Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, and members of the cabinet.
    The White House was at his back; in front of him the South Lawn trees were ablaze with autumn colors under gray November skies.
    The speech sounded like a valedictory. At the end, Mr. Bush vowed to keep his promise to “sprint to the finish,” a remark that seemed to push him to the verge of tears.
    “As we head into the final stretch, I ask you to remain focused on the goals ahead,” Mr. Bush said, his lips pursed and his face reddening slightly. “I will be honored to stand with you at the finish line.”

Tears for all the horror he’s created?
The 100,000 Iraqi civilians killed — ‘We don\’t do body counts‘ — the 4,192 US troops killed; or the untold civilian casualties in Afghanistan (another drone attack), or the 626 US GIs killed as the forgotten war spins further out of control.
How about some Katrina tears?
Or for the 6.5 unemployment rate, 1.6 million jobs lost this year alone.

Tears for Fears — No, I don’t think so.

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