Saturday, April 09, 2005

I don't know where to start with this

President Bush, the first American president to attend a papal funeral, said the late John Paul left behind an “excellent” and “clear legacy” of peace, compassion and morality, and called the funeral “one of the highlights of my presidency”[emphasis mine]

Well, first of all, it's in pretty bad taste to take someone else's death and make it about you, especially when you describe it as a "highlight."

Second, if your presidency is really highlighted by something that required no decision on your part, was completely out of your control, and did not have any bearing at all on the job you're supposed to be doing for Americans, then what does that really say about yout presidency? I'd say it says it's pretty fucking weak, but I could have told you that before you went to the Pope's funeral.

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