A Bush Is as a Bush does

Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 07:40 AM

So George W understands the pain that some feel, but he absolutely needs to be able to get on with his life.  There are bikes to be ridden, brush to be cleared (if only that r wasn't in there!), cameras to be located, dollars to be counted, millionaires to be met, billionaires to be wedded, trillionaires to be....nah, I'll keep it clean and sexless.

There is a famous quote, which appears in the documentary "28 Up":  "give me the child until he is seven, and I will give you the man."  Is that true?  Well....

"But why should we hear about body bags, and deaths, and how many, what day it's gonna happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it's, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that? And watch him suffer."
-- Barbara Bush on "Good Morning America," March 18, 2003, as quoted by Frank Rich, "Michael Moore's Candid Camera," May 23, 2004, NYT [The date is just before the commencement of the Iraq invasion]

That Bush family really knows how to give themselves the love and affection that they're due, gosh darn it, cause after all--they're Bushes.