Saturday, September 16, 2006
This is what happens...
...when you spend the war snorting coke off some Alabama cheerleader's thigh after your rich, connected daddy's helped you dodge the draft.
“It’s impossible for someone to have grown up in the 50’s and 60’s to envision a conflict with people that just kill mercilessly, using techniques that are kind of foreign to our — to modern warfare,” Bush said. “But it’s real.”
Really? Impossible to imagine? And he says he's been reading a lot of history. Huh. Guess he missed those chapters on Vietnam.
What does he remember about those days?
“I got into politics initially because I wanted to help change a culture,” Bush told a herd of bleating conservative columnists last week. He said he wanted to change the old 60’s “if it feels good, do it” culture and “help usher in an era of personal responsibility.”
Personal responsibility. And the buck stops where? Oh, yeah, with Clinton. That guy couldn't do anything right.
That's not what I remember about the 60's. I remember a bunch of poor kids who didn't share George's view that it was OK to send someone else off to fight your war in your place. You can see their names on that wall, the same place where you can find the names of boys who filled the slots of Dick Cheney and Tom DeLay.
Maybe Bush should stop worrying so much about changing the culture and more about governing the nation with capability and competence. Then he could start taking the credit instead of always dodging the blame.
But dodging his responsibilities seems to be a pattern, doesn't it.