Bush Taught About American Government by British Reporter:
President Bush's interview this week with Adam Boulton of Britain's Sky News contains moments of such vertiginous agony that it makes one think seriously of the good of getting addicted to heroin in order to make it through the next seven months. But, alas, such things are not practical, so, instead, one has to endure pathetic spectacles like our goddamned President getting schooled on the American judiciary by an English reporter. Here's the exchange on the Supreme Court's decision that restored at least a right or two to those foreigners on extended holiday at Gitmo:
BOULTON: But the Supreme Court have just said that -- you know, ruled against what you've been doing down there.
THE PRESIDENT: But the district court didn't. And the appellate court didn't.
BOULTON: The Supreme Court is supreme, isn't it?
THE PRESIDENT: It is, and I accept their verdict. I don't agree with their verdict.
So a member of the press of another country just explained to the President, in the tautological phraseology Bush favors, that the Supreme Court ultimately decides Constitutional issues and, truly, it doesn't fucking matter what lower courts said. To put it another way: Does anyone really give a happy monkey fuck today about how well the Lakers did in the division playoffs?
And what was Boulton's reaction supposed to be? What's anyone's? That, well, shit, two out of three courts ruled in the administration's favor, so they get the moral victory and "Huzzah" for them? Christ, it's just embarrassing when the asshole at the bar who's been given a curbside beat down to the point that he's pissed himself won't admit he's lost the fight, that, because he got in one or two good licks on the guy whose girl he hit on, asshole's gonna think he gave as good as he got. No - everyone knows when a motherfucker loses. And, apparently, Bush has to be reminded by someone from England.
Prior to that little kerfuffle was this wonderful bit of the interview:
BOULTON: I mean, you've talked a lot about freedom. I've heard you talk about freedom -- I think every time I've seen you.
THE PRESIDENT: Yes.
BOULTON: And yet there are those who would say, look, let's take Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib and rendition and all those things, and to them that is the, you know, the complete opposite of freedom.
THE PRESIDENT: Of course if you want to slander America, you can look at it one way. But you go down -- what you need to do -- I think I suggested you do this at a press conference -- if you go down to Guantanamo and take a look at how these prisoners are treated -- and they're working it through our court systems. We are a land of law.
Unless John Yoo's come up with a new standard for defining "slander," someone oughta tell Bush that it ain't slanderous if it's true. It's just another one of those moments where you realize what a punk ass bitch Bush is, and how desperately he needs to mask his fear and overly inbred cocker spaniel-like confusion with pissant intimidation, like Boulton's a pledge at the Deke house and Bush is the hooded brother with a paddle. Oh, for those crazy, hazing days at Yale.
Bush ended the interview with this stomach-churning threat: "Just remember, there's six months to go and a lot can get done in six months." Man, all of a sudden that smack haze is seeming more tempting.
Addendum: Speaking of living in a haze, Laura Bush was also taking part in the interview. But, really, and, c'mon, who the fuck cares what she has to say.
(Tip o' the rude hat to Crooks and Liars for the interview link.)