For the past two days 80% of the channels I get have been running tributes to that most beloved of Presidents, Ronald Reagan. I am actually restraining my hand not to put down in words just how much I reviled him and why, I spent much of yesterday working some of that venom out of my system while contributing eulogies to other blogs. Reagan was only marginally less vile than Bush II in so far as when he was feeding you crap he managed to spread it out thin and got all the lumps out so it went down smooth, even if you ended up gagging on the flavor. Our dear baby Bush serves it up nugget-style straight out of whatever special interest group or contributor he is currently sucking up to. Everything else about their politics is exactly the same.
Before I finally made it to bed this morning an idea for a t-shirt and/or bumper sticker suddenly came to me, call it the atheist version of divine inspiration. I wonder though if this is too soon considering that a Republican saint still lies in state? Even though I detested the politician I do have sympathies for the family during this time because he was a human being who, I have to believe, had some good qualities. Besides, the idea was not NECESSARILY directed at Rayguns passing (though it will probably be assumed that it was) it just seemed like a clever bit of text to underscore the Bush environmental failings in an election year. And to take a cheap shot at Republican politics in general.
“Old Republicans never die, they just leach into the ground water to poison future generations”.
On the back I see a portrait of Bush with a list of his environmental record like concert dates (if there is enough room). On second thought maybe it is too subtle.