Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Channeling Mary McCarthy
My summary of the State of the Union address:
"Every word [he] says is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'."Jim Webb gave a great rebuttal. One of the most telling points he made is that Bush has mentioned "energy independence" in every one of his State of the Union addresses, and has yet to do anything to achieve it. We can expect more of the same.
How better could he have expressed without words total contempt for both his audience and the truth and utter hostility to those who had defeated his gambit for total power, the Democrats and the American people?
He warned about the deficit--which he had created. He said we did not need to raise taxes-- even though lowering them had created the deficit. He said we needed to cut spending-- he has been on a reckless spending spree for his entire term.
I could go on, but the point is this: it is not so much that he told lies. It is that he presented a speech formed of pure antitruth.
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