A Day in the Life of Bush-Bashing: Avoiding Getting Political With 9/11 Can Be Ugly

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 quick sampler platter:

Ted Kennedy said Bush’s speech 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 tragic holes at the site — three if you counted Olbermann’s mouth.

Hugo Chavez claims that there is good reason to believe that Bush and the U.S. orchestrated the 9/11 attacks. Say hi to Charlie Sheen for us, Hugo, and don’t let him bogart the doobage.

The movie “Death of a President,” which depicts the assassination of George W. Bush, is coming to U.S. theaters. Maybe pro-Clinton liberals can get it on ABC so we can call it even and move on.

Speaking of moving on, MoveOn.org is planning to air a cable television ad this week accusing Bush and congressional Republicans of politicizing 9/11 by exploiting the attacks to invade Iraq and win re-election. The MoveOn ad doesn’t explain how engaging in what they have always called a “wildly unpopular war” was yet somehow evil genius and a 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 the 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, made a pledge to get rid of Bush.


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