Well, ain't this a bitch? I burn myself out from Bush-bashing, and now it's all the rage.
Jim's been a friend of ours for years and we watched him burn out. It wasn't pretty. As much as you'd like to throw your arm around his shoulder and soothe him, the blogosphere doesn't really allow for that. Everybody's on their own, and do what they have to do as is their sacred right. We're damn glad he still comes to visit.
A casualty of the various wars being waged against this nation by the right wing, and not the only one by a long shot.
I must admit to no small amount of satisfaction that the gasbags of print and the small screen (larger than the one I'm looking at and much more widely viewed) are starting to grow some little ones and are catching up to us, 'us' being Left Blogtopia (y!sctp) in general. They're not calling for his head yet as they should, so they still have a ways to go.
Note to the Press Corpse: you were Bush's Monica, and now you're crawling out from under his desk is about what it amounts to. You swallowed everything that came out of him, balls and all, so just wipe yer chin. And don't get all uppity and righteous just because you're not smokin' his pole any more. The truth was out there the whole time for all to see and you bungled it, pretty much on purpose. Shit, he had you thinkin' that little cocktail weenie of his was a summer sausage and you made a meal out of it and asked for more, please sir. We'll remember.
I have a little badge I wear on my hat sometimes that has the following phrase on it that I think exemplifies the majority of the media:
"I must hurry and catch up with the others, for I am their leader!"
Money shot: WE HAVE BEEN RIGHT ALL ALONG AND KNOW IT. And now, like a vacation spot known only to a few that suddenly gets discovered by the masses, Bush-bashing is indeed all the rage.
Looking at it a different way, we have been holding the fort praying reinforcements would come, and now that it's safe, they have. They will of course take all the credit for their foresight and bravery about Bush. It's all bullshit, but at least they're here, puny as they are.