Friday, February 17, 2006
“How could you believe me when I said "I Love You
When you know I've been a liar all my life?
I've had that reputation since I was a youth --
You must have been insane to think I'd ever tell the truth.”
How Could You Believe Me -- Words & Music by Alan Jay Lerner & Burton Lane
Now Bush trots out a 5-year-old plot to blow up a West Coast bank building. He gets the name wrong, neglects to tell the state officials and expects us to swallow his story whole.
Well why not? Many Americans have been doing it since he first opened his mouth and spewed out Texas tough talk in place of intelligence. This kind of thing seems to delight a mentality that worshiped cowboy, John Wayne.
Yet time after time his words, despite his strong man swagger, have turned out to be PROVEN false. And time after time, with the help of a compliant media, the public forgets, forgives and becomes confused and frightened. Just watch them spin this fact with taxpayer money:
”The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) has discovered that the Bush Administration has spent more than $1.6 billion in tax payer dollars on PR and advertising in a two and a half year span.”.
The Lord of the Gun VP, on a hunt for defenseless little birds, shoots a lawyer full of birdshot without the proper permit for hunting either birds or lawyers and he acts as if nothing happened until his guys could clean up the crime scene.
Deception, lies, smoke and mirrors has been the hallmark of this administration since it began. Now that the wounds to the victim from the “friendly fire” have caused him to suffer a minor heart attack we’ll again see this administration’s weaseling at work.
But this time it may be a bit harder to force lies and deception onto a gullible public. This time, the media is really pissed off and when the media is hurt, they go after the ones who hurt them.
To the media, at this writing, the crime isn’t that a man was shot and has suffered a heart attack. It isn’t that Cheney did not have the proper hunting stamp to hunt quail. It isn’t that Cheney might have been drunk or was being entertained by a lobbyist.
What pissed off the media was that Cheney did not immediately notify THEM. He did not call and give kowtowing interviews to the press corps. The White House Press Corps especially is acting like a jilted lover and its Valentines Day to boot.
We can only hope it will drag its collective cranium out of its rectum and dig deeply into the very real travesties of justice perpetuated daily by the Bush administration. Its lies, its incompetence, its criminal acts and its secrecy have turned us from a nation of values to a nation of co-conspirators.
Co-conspirators turning a blind eye to the horrific deeds done in our name as time after time, the Bushies answer charges of their Constitutional destruction with a flip of the finger and the verbal metaphor, bite me.
And we huddle like babies in fear of an attack that was and is fabricated on and nourished by spin that our tax dollars paid for.
“How could you believe me when I said "I Love You"
When you know I've been a liar, a good for nothing liar,
All my good for noth - in' life?” ibid
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