Thursday, October 28, 2004

We're Off

Bush wired during the mutual appearance of the two rich-guy candidates?

The most interesting aspect of this question is not the answer but that the question is actually plausible. Isn't it both astounding and just a little frightening that this story has stired up a hornet's nest of commentary in the main stream and alternative print and electronic media and in diners across the country.

George Bush is seen as so intellectual incompetent that many people believed the claim - and his handlers recognized that the claim is believable enough by large enough numbers that denials and alternative explainations were necessary. Now that's scary.

Love him or hate him, Bush is one wacked out cowboy. Only the enormous generosity of an American electorate could forgive his trash-compactor syntax, Orwellian war is peace constructions, that's what I said but that's not what I meant and we'll get back to you when we figure out what I mean, meant, will mean, I got it from the heavenly father sermonettes.

Or, maybe, just maybe, Bob Bock was right when, circa 1965, he mumbled "Never underestimate the stupidity of the American electorate."

I prefer to think the generally broad tolerance for Bush is a function of his incarnate resemblance to that favorite of all Bush prototypes, Alfred E. Neuman. Same hair, vapid grin, both clearly mad - and both wholly reliant on others for words.

Well, we shall soon find out who's right.