Tuesday, January 17, 2006
The White House has offered up two performances in the past three days which demonstrate the unbelievable stupidity and dangerous ignorance of the couple living at US zip code 20500.
Laura Bush, on a trip to west Africa ostensibly to attend the inauguration of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, popped-off with the Bushco party line on sexual abstinence while issuing a damning condemnation of the promotion of condom use. The major theme of her trip, (if you can wrap your head around this), is "Womens' Rights In Africa". It seemed to matter very little to her that a huge chunk of sub-Saharan Africa is in the grip of a devastating AIDS/HIV epidemic, with some 26 million people infected. 12 million children have been orphaned because of AIDS. And Laura's condescending solution is to stop having sex - period.
Then we get George Bush talking to the press after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. When asked by a reporter whether sanctions against Iran should include the threat of military force, Bush proceeds to provide a condescending kindergarten definition of the meaning of diplomacy. He didn't describe the process, mind you; he actually spelled out the meaning, avoiding any other words containing more than two syllables, just as someone had written out on his doodle-pad for him.
How nice. George learned a new word and has to repeat it to everyone. The problem is, coming from him it has no meaning.
These two were made for each other. They're both a pair of stunning morons.
A hat tip to Scott at Lawyers, Guns and Money.