Whatever It Is, Iâ€™m Against It
If you don’t regularly check Whatever It Is, Iâ€™m Against It , then … well you don’t. But we wish you would. We think you would like it. A lot. His laconic analysis and pungent wit are biting sharp. Here’s what he says about Dana Perino‘s White House Briefing when the American death toll reached 4,000 this week:
Thereâ€™s so much awfulness in Dana Peroxideâ€™s comments on the 4,000th American military death in Iraq, including her insistence that almost all their survivors wish the war to continue so the deathâ€™s wonâ€™t be â€œin vain,â€ and her claim that Bush â€œgets a report about every single soldier who passes away, and he always pauses a moment…â€ â€“ how long is a â€œmoment,â€ I wonder â€“ â€œ…to think about them and to offer a prayer for their loved ones and their family and friends,â€ which puts me in mind of the reports which, as governor of Texas, he used to peruse for as long as five minutes before signing death warrants.
But whatâ€™s been going through my head all day is her response to the question of whether Bush even considers the number to be significant in any way: â€œPresident Bush thinks that every single loss is tragic, from the very first several years ago to the ones that sacrificed yesterday.â€
There’s that “sacrificed” again. Dana Perino is so gorgeous that it’s hard to dislike her. Even Jon Stewart was reduced to drooling on the Daily Show. It’s so hard to believe that she could be as slimy a PR flak as the Masters of Slime, Ari Flescher, Scott McLellan and Tony Snow. But she is. Beneath the skin, in her endo-skeleton, she is every bit the Mistress of Slime. She is all of them with lipstick and a sexy “do”. How can you think about what she’s saying when all you can do is fantasise about her lips? (Etc.) She never once talks about the American soldiers being blown up, having their brains and their guts splattered over filthy Iraqi streets. No, she calls it anything else. “Passing away” – such a peaceful vision, so quiet, with no loud explosions or screams – or “sacrificing”, the holy way with heaven guaranteed. She will not tell the truth about them dying. The President, she says, “pauses a moment”, as if the President’s time is so precious that a single “Presidential moment” is worth many ordinary human lifetimes.
In today’s post, WIIIAI looks at Hillary’s “Lie That Proves I’m Human”. It’s Hillary’s “I did not have sex with that woman”, or in other words, “I did have snipers with those Bosnians”.
Hillary Clinton about her â€œmis-statementâ€ about having flown into Bosnia under fire: â€œSo I made a mistake. That happens. It shows Iâ€™m human – which for some people is a revelation.â€ True: robots never remember being shot at when they have not actually been shot at, but humans make that â€œmistakeâ€ all the time. For example, I remember being disappointed by something last night, but was it finding out that The Daily Show was a repeat, or was there a mortar attack on my living room? I just canâ€™t be sure.
As CBS News says, “In politics, memory should always match the videotape.”
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