Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Thoroughly Indececent Deception


In a kind of antithetical second coming of that old Don McLean song that just won't die, it appears that the three men admired the least by the most - the father, the son and the unholy ghost - have finally caught Bebe Rebozo's last train to Mistah Nixon's old gold coast......

First, the father:

Jerry Ford's decency was the ideal remedy for the deception of Watergate," said the first President Bush.

Next, the son:

President Bush called his predecessor a "rock of stability" in a time of turmoil. At a somber state funeral Tuesday at the Washington National Cathedral, he and others eulogized Mr. Ford as the perfect antidote to scandal.

"He brought grace to a moment of great doubt," Mr. Bush said. "When he thought that the nation needed to put Watergate behind us, he made the tough and decent decision to pardon President Richard Nixon, even though that decision probably cost him the presidential election.

And lastly, the ghost:

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws and not of men.

Of course, just one month later Mr. Ford acted extremely indecently when he took the law into his own manly hands and pardoned the unmanly man who made his anointment possible.

Which, in the eyes and words of the Bushivistas' Babbling Bloviators of Boweevility (see: Frum, David) would make decency, what, exactly?

Update: As reader Big Audible Dyn-O-Mite pointed out by E-mail, this should not be surprising to anyone who has been paying attention. After all, it's not like the Killer B's have not already told us, repeatedly, that war is peace, and hate is love, and death is life, and 2+2=5 hundred billion, and propagammon is truth, and digicams cause torture, etc., etc., etc.
DoubleSecretProbationUpdate: And, just in case you want to have the bejeebuzzed whillikers scared right out of you, check out this portrait for the Four Horsemen of the Neanderconian Apocalypse


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