Well, it’s been over five years since 9/11, and that anniversary was marked by many in the traditional fashion: bashing George W. Bush.
Here’s a quickÃ‚Â sampler platter:
Ted Kennedy said Bush’s speechÃ‚Â Monday night used a national day of mourning to “commandeer the airwaves to give a speech that was designed not to unite the country and commemorate the fallen but to seek support for a war in Iraq that he has admitted had ‘nothing’ to do with 9/11.” Okay then, Ted — let’s talk ’bout that girl you killed instead.
Sean Penn said about Bush, “Out of context, he’s Beelzebub — and a dumb one.” That’s funny. Being called dumb by Sean Penn is like Paris Hilton accusing you of having a whorish wardrobe.
Keith Olbermann was broadcasting live from ground zero on Monday night and went off on a Fidel Castro-length diatribe about 9/11 (Ironically, MSNBC refers to Olbermann’s show as “9-11”, because he has between 9 and 11 viewers per night). Olbermann basically blamed Bush for the two huge unnecessary and tragicÃ‚Â holes at the site Ã¢â‚¬â€ three if you counted OlbermannÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mouth.
Speaking of moving on, MoveOn.orgÃ‚Â is planningÃ‚Â to air a cable television ad this week accusing Bush and congressional Republicans of politicizingÃ‚Â 9/11 by exploiting the attacks to invade Iraq and win re-election. The MoveOnÃ‚Â ad doesn’t explain how engaging in what they have always called a “wildly unpopular war” was yet somehowÃ‚Â evil genius and aÃ‚Â cunningly good move for somebody seeking re-election.
CNN commissioned a poll and found that the percentage of Americans who blame the Bush administration for the 9/11 attacks has risen from almost a third to almost half over the past four years. The poll question, “have you stopped blaming Bush for the 9/11 attacks, answer yes or no” seems to need some tweaking though. However, 41% did blame Clinton a great or moderate amount. Personally, I blame CNN.
In a level of articulation we’ve come to expect, Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks calls Bush a “dumb f$#k” in an upcoming documentary. I can’t believe that. I just can’t believe it. The Dixie Chicks warrant a documentary?
More to come as theÃ‚Â left gallantly strives to keep Bush from getting unnecessarily political with 9/11…
In 2003, the Chicks, not to mention the Entertainment Weekly air-brusher,Ã‚Â made a pledgeÃ‚Â to get rid of Bush.
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