throw blame at their puppet and anyone else they can think of.
Not that the Bushies
need any help, but they could certainly pick up useful tips on bigger and better repressions from Nathan Englander's THE MINISTRY OF SPECIAL CASES (Knopf, $25).
For a glimpse into the mindset of the Bushies
, I offer the example of Dr.
I just love listening to the Bushies
play with numbers.
Imagine how John Dingell, who will run the House Energy and Commerce Committee, could expose the intimacies between the Bushies
and Big Oil; what John Conyers, in command of the House Judiciary Committee, could reveal about Bush's trouncing of Americans' civil liberties; or the job Barney Frank, at Financial Services, could do on the administration's nefarious links to Wall Street.
Is it hard for the Bushies
to see the world strategic big picture while they mobilize around family values and religious issues?
com, "The general modus operandi of the Bushies
is that they don't make policies to deal with problems.
don't want to mend it, they want to end it--and they are quite up-front about it.
Instead of leading America to an exciting new reality, the Bushies
cocoon in a scary, paranoid, regressive reality.
Vice President Cheney, whose daughter is an out lesbian, took a stand in his 2000 debate with Joseph Lieberman that encouraged some to hope that the Bushies
would chill on this issue, saying: "The fact of the matter is we live in a free society, and freedom means freedom for everybody.
Wolfowitz denies that, but the charge that the Bushies
fixated on Iraq is not new.
Much as the Bushies
love to simplify things, the notion of "bringing the perpetrators" of north-south violence "to justice" is a bit perplexing.
However, Thomas Friedman of the NYT wrote a few days earlier saying: "The Bushies
seem much more adept at breaking thinks than building things.
Caught a cab to the vice president's house this afternoon to check out a protest by Bushies
who want Al Gore to vacate what they now consider to be Dick Cheney's pad.
She did this as president of the Victorian National Parks Association lobbying for national parks, as a mother setting up baby-sitting groups in country Victoria, as a bushwalker raising funds to persuade Melbourne Bushies
to buy a historic hut on the Bogong High Plains, as a regular volunteer in the ACF membership department, or simply as a friend who demanded solicitors and cups of tea for arrested colleagues, ever so nicely of course, thank you officer.