I also recommend Rachel’s follow-up talk with Richard Engel for a summary of how screwed up Iraq still is.
I was inspired by this post on Pam’s House Blend to imagine what the contents of that note that George W. Bush left for Barack Obama in the Oval Office might have been:
I was spending some time composing this obligatory last post about the current presidency of George W. Bush, but, ultimately, I think all words to describe the past eight years have been used. I’m better off relishing the historic change we’ll experience tomorrow rather than stewing in the crapulence that has been the last eight years.
So, real quick:
Olbermann summarizes eight years in eight minutes:
The horror reduced to one sick joke:
“Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.”
– George W. Bush, LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2006
Too many have the wrong idea of Americans as shallow, materialist consumers who care only about getting rich or getting ahead. But this isn’t the America I know.
Many ask, “What can I do to help in our fight?” The answer is simple. All of us can become a September the 11th volunteer by making a commitment to service in our own communities.
I call on all Americans to serve by bettering our communities and thereby defy and defeat the terrorists.
– George W. Bush, Atlanta, GA, 11-8-01
He worked as a community organizer. What? He worked â€” I said â€” I said â€” okay, okay. Maybe this is the first problem on the resume. He worked as a community organizer.
– Rudy Giuliani, 9/11 Super Hero, 2008 RNC Keynote Speaker
I guess a small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer — except that you have actual responsibilities.
– Sarah Palin, 24/7/365 Super Hero, 2008 GOP VP candidate
9/11 makes me think about how much George W. Bush f*cked up America. Bush-Cheney were the mythical 20th hijacker. They have wrung ever last bit of blood and pain out of 9/11 to justify sh*tting on the Constitution, fighting an unnecessary war, and lining the wallets of their cronies.
Four years of McCain/Palin will be like “getting hit” again. How dare I compare…. I dare, because Americans without adequate health insurance means needless pain, suffering, and death. Loose regulation of industry means needless pain, suffering, and death. A corporate-first attitude towards climate change means massive needless pain, suffering, and death at a global level, through droughts, famines, storms, and wars. A continuation of Bush economic policies means more people slipping into poverty and thus more crime and thus more needless pain, suffering, and death.
McCain/Palin…the GOP…they could succeed at protecting fetuses. Hip-hip-hooray…even in cases of rape, incest, and where a woman’s life is endangered, a fetus’s right to be born will be protected. AND THEN WHAT? The GOP doesn’t give a crap…pull yourself up by your own umbilical cord.
Someone at work printed out a “NOBAMA” logo. It was left in the copier room. It’s kinda clever.
I think I’ll come with a clever slogan for a bumper sticker as well. Maybe
Obama / Biden :
NO F*CKING WAY WE’RE GONNA HAVE 4 MORE YEARS OF THIS SH*T
Isn’t it better to talk about why you’re FOR something instead of why you’re AGAINST something else?
Obama / Biden :
THEY ARE A F*CKING CHANGE MACHINE!
P.S. – Can we f*cking find Bin Laden already?