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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

"The man is an imbecile."

Bush isn’t going to make a comeback. He’s fallen and he can’t get up.

A comeback presupposes substance and ability. A worthy character who has suffered some setbacks, bad luck or simple human mistakes can make a comeback because he has it in him. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, Michael Jordan, the Boston Red Sox can mount comebacks. The Arizona Cardinals are not making a comeback this season. They don’t have the team and the ability to straighten out what has gone wrong. They will continue to lose until the end of the season.

George Bush is the Arizona Cardinals. His team is terrible and he refuses to change any of his players. He doesn’t have the personality suited for making necessary changes. Quickly adjusting to changing circumstances is not his forte, stubbornness is. Even if he had the inclination to make a change, he doesn’t have the ability. He simply doesn’t know what the hell he is doing.

We’ve been playing most of his speeches and press conferences on our radio show for the last three years. After having listened to him talk about the issues for all that time, there is no polite way to put this – the man is an imbecile.

i'm not sure i agree with the imbecile part...

of course, my speculations are not nearly as informed as some but, my take, for what it's worth, is that, as we all know, bush came to rely heavily on the advice of those closest and most loyal to him... with rove, doing so earned him first the texas governor's office and then the presidency... once president, continuing to follow supposedly sage advice seemed prudent... enter cheney... with cheney and rove perched on each shoulder and a impenetrable cadre of loyalists surrounding him, bush felt reaffirmed as he continued to ride high in the polls and largely bend congress and the public to his will... insulated from reality, as so many have pointed out, made him highly vulnerable to the dark and/or misguided intentions of others... when the train left the tracks as it did some time ago in iraq and, again, most spectacularly during katrina, bush was presented with the opportunity, indeed the necessity, to think and strategize for himself, a task he has never done either as governor or as president...

is bush's intellect up to the task...? i think it probably is... does he have the desire...? i would venture to say that survival, one of mankind's deepest instincts, must, at this point, be making itself felt... so, if he has the mental horsepower and the desire, is he capable of developing the necessary skills - the skills of being a REAL president - quickly enough to matter...? ah, there's the real question... those skills are customarily developed over a long period of time, beginning with rudimentary trial and error and becoming sharper and more refined with age, practice, and increasing wisdom... i see george as just beginning... he'll be a most interesting case study over the next few months - if he lasts that long...

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