Thursday, July 01, 2004

Kristof's thumbsucker 

Damn pitiful, even for a Times professional. And it looks like "Nick" is vying with "Dave" for the coveted sobriquet "I'm writing as bad as I can"! Read on:

I'm against [tagging Bush with] the "liar" label for two reasons. First, it further polarizes the political cesspool, and this polarization is making America increasingly difficult to govern. Second, insults and rage impede understanding.
(via NY Times)

Let's leave that horrible mixed metaphor—"polarized cesspool"—aside. After all, if running an electric current through a pile of shit accomplished anything, there might be hope for this administration yet.

No, the amazing thing about this piece of typing from Kristof was that he didn't bother to inquire if Bush might actually, well, be a liar.

I Googled the Corrente archives on "Bush lies," and came up with a few old favorites: One is where He said He doesn't read the papers, but His own wife outs Him, and says "of course" He does. And who can forget the time He fell of his bike, and His press secretary said "It's been raining a lot, and the topsoil is loose," wnen it hadn't rained for a week? And, best of all, remember the touching "lump in the bed" poem, which Wuara (again) admits He didn't write, after all?

OK, so Bush only lied on the first one. His flak and His wife lied on the others. But POTL tend to congregate together, eh?

Remember when Kristof went to Thailand and bought two prostitutes, then set them free? Why the heck didn't he try the same gambit in the Times news room? Maybe that would have done some good....

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