Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Back to the 50s

This is all so totally retro. The Bush Years have seen the final flowering of the mid-50s, when Bush attained the mental age he now enjoys- about that of a nine-year-old.

If you want to work for the Bushies, just throw out every thing you've learned in the past 50 years. Evolution, contraception, tectonic plates, the lessons of Suez and Vietnam- banish those thoughts from your mind. The Commander Guy, when he's not playing with toy soldiers, wants to go to Mars!

Will it work? Hard to tell. Eisenhower worked for peace in the world so we would be free to spend trillions building our suburban dreamland, creating full employment and apparently endless prosperity for 150 million of us over a period of 50 years. That's a tough act to follow.

Especially (cough cough) with gas at three bucks a gallon and heading for four.

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