Thursday, May 17, 2007

All hail the king

Graphic courtesy of Truthdig
Sidney Blumenthal over at Salon, has yet again posted a laser-bright, scathing assessment of Chimpy and his cronies who snub their noses at the rule of law and the Constitution.
Loyalty to Bush is the ultimate royal principle of the imperial presidency. The ruler must be unquestioned and those around him unquestioning. Allegiance to Bush's idea of himself as the "war president," "the decider" and "the commander guy" is paramount. But the notion that the ruler is loyal to those loyal to him is no longer necessarily true. While he must be beheld as the absolute incarnation of kingly virtue, his sense of obligation to those paying homage has become perilously relative. [ ] Those who feel compelled to tell the truth rather than stick to the cover story are cast in the dust, like McNulty. Those Bush defends as an extension of his authority but who become too expensive become expendable, like Wolfowitz. And those who exist solely as Bush's creations and whose survival is crucial to his own are shielded, like Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Read the rest of Sid's Masterblasting.

5 comments:

JollyRoger said...

The curtain is drawing to a close on the Chimperial era, but I'd love to see a "Act III" live from The Hague.

Psychomikeo said...

"It good to be king"
Mel Brooks

"A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it." —George W. Bush, July 27, 2001

"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000

Brother Tim said...

Add to that list Madame Supertanker, Condiliesalot Rice, probably the most ignorant and incompetent of the whole lot.

Brother Tim said...

Add to that list Madame Supertanker, Condiliesalot Rice, probably the most ignorant and incompetent of the whole lot.

Naj said...

:)

This comedy is getting more fun to watch. Of course when I was in Iran, people thought I was silly to be so amused. They couldn't understand why I was so anti-American!

As they seemed to think Georgy liked them a lot! :))

Have a great weekend.