Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What a weenie

I avoid talking about W much, since he's really just a mouthpiece for the interests that back him and put him in power (like every other president, by the way -- Obama is no exception, more on that later). But, this one just got me going and I had to post.

This as he was leaving the G8 summit --

President George Bush signed off with a defiant farewell over his refusal to accept global climate change targets at his last G8 summit.

As he prepared to fly out from Japan, he told his fellow leaders: "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter."

My god what a weenie.


[via VA Momma, photo credit in linked article]


Stu Farnham said...

Don't get me going on either Bush OR Obama before breakfast.

22 of 50 Democrats in the Senate, including Obama, caved on the FISA vote. For those of you who hope that Obama will bring the change that he keeps talking about, you can be that he will -- he has already changed his position on FISA from an unequivocal "I will not support it" to "You betcha".

It will be no surprise to see him move towards a least-common-denominator, offend-no-one position now that he has secured the nomination.

As for Bush, I won't waste my electronic breath. Every four years I hope for more from the Democratic candidate. And every four years I get less and less. Looking back over my lifetime, I can only think of two Democratic candidates who turned out to be worth a damn: Adlai Stevenson (a LONG time ago) and Jimmy Carter (hell, even that was a long time ago).

Nothing but radical change is going to reform this mess.

A.Stock said...

and americans don't have the stomach for radical change.

GudenRevrische said...

estu - speaking of FISA, check out this link - http://www.ketchupandcaviar.com/politics/understanding-recent-changes-to-fisa-a-visual-guide-flowchart/ - with helpful flowcharts!

Stu Farnham said...

a.stock -- Agreed. We happily trot off to the mall and debate such issues as gay marraige and who will win the Super Bowl while the country unravles.

g. - What an improvement!

Anonymous said...

Sadly, I agree with all comments; especially about radical change. Of course, historically, radical change swings between death for the masses by big guns, troubles and distractions to death by other guns, etc.-- or new bureacratic means. sigh. va momma