Friday, May 05, 2006


Truthiness Overload

How often has George W. Bush claimed to be "fluent" in Spanish? Atrios refreshes our memory, quoting assertions from 1998 through just last month. Atrios also beat me to the punchline, which I also read just now in Britain's Independent:

In American Dynasty, Kevin Phillips writes that during the 2000 presidential campaign, Mr Bush "would drop in at Hispanic festivals and parties, sometimes joining in singing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' in Spanish." [...] Asked about Mr Phillips' book, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said: "Not only was that suggestion absurd, but he couldn't possibly sing the national anthem in Spanish. He's not that good with his Spanish."
Like matter and anti-matter, Republicans and the truth just can't occupy the same space. What they say goes all the way through and past "untrue" into the realm of turning reality inside out, tying a knot in it, and yanking so hard it snaps.
This is what the Republicans would have to say if they started telling the truth:

We're going to steal everthing in sight, sell of the entire commonwealth of the nation to ourselves at bargain basement prices and keep the money, we are going to start wars of conquest, send our young people to die to secure the commonwealth of other people around the world and expose the population of the country to retaliation with weapons we will sell those who are going to retaliate....

As you say, they've got a problem with the truth.
They've got a problem with the truth, all right. The problem is, the truth proves them wrong every time.
MEC: "The problem is, the truth proves them wrong every time."

See? They have a reason to despise it. No one likes a nag.
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