Thursday, April 05, 2007

'08 may be too late

The "Swift Boat" campaign against John Kerry is one of the most shameful political incidents in my memory and I say is rather than was because this cold version of a terrorist attack on America has never sufficiently been repudiated. The most shameful fact about the lack of shame of Bush supporters, both overt and covert is that the perpetrators have not only escaped the severe punishment they deserve but that they are being supported and rewarded by the George W. Bush political machine.

The smug, prancing little monkey in chief seems to have assumed that he adequately distanced himself from the criminals behind the all too successful character assassination by mumbling something vague about Kerry's war record, but the Washington, DC, public relations firm, Creative Response Concepts that produced the libel is the recipient of taxpayer financial support in their current role of pushing Bush's gift to the evangelical Taliban: the abstinence only sex education program.

In a way, the Swift boat campaign was only dirty politics, but the "just say no to sex" idiocy is an attack on the health of American youth. It neither dissuades anyone from sexual activity nor prepares anyone for the responsibility inherent in sexual relations and it promotes the spread of sexually transmitted disease through calculated ignorance.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the drugstore cowboy in chief has bypassed the need for the Senate approval he would assuredly not get, by the recess appointment of Sam Fox, the man whose large contributions to the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" made the disgraceful smear possible as the US Ambassador to Belgium. Thus continues the policy of America's cut-rate Caligula of rewarding loyalty to the Bush insurgency in spite of illegality and incompetence; the policy of selling America, selling it's offices and selling its integrity to the highest and sleaziest bidder.

Can we survive until 2008?


d.K. said...

And where is the outrage? I don't see it anywhere except on the pages of a few bloggers who are really asking the same question.

The idiocy of Fox's testimony before Congress about his role in financing the lying Swift Boat subterfuge should have disqualified him from any office alone - without even considering what he actually did. Somebody who comes across as that "stupid" shouldn't be considered to oversee trash removal at a U.S. embassy overseas, much less to run it.

The shock, SHOCK, over the Clintons' guest list of who slept in the Lincoln bedroom should have been page 6 gossip fodder. The sheer scope of Bu$h's largesse to his immoral political accomplices is actual news that warrants scrutiny way beyond that which it is receiving.

I usually hate the odious comparisons between Bu$h and Clinton, because they're so often apples and oranges comparisons, but hubris and contempt for propriety that Bu$h and company exhibit has really set the bar at new heights.

If people really worried about the underlying effect that Clinton's behavior would have on younger people as being the real reason for the seriousness of his actions, then they should be camped out in front of the White House on a permanent, 24-hour basis, worked up in a lather over the shameful example our sitting president is setting for a new generation. But, of course, they aren't. Go figure.

Capt. Fogg said...

It's good to see people getting angry. It's the only way we are going to get rid of this band of criminals.