So Vice President Cheney recently spouted that critics of the Iraq war who are revisiting the lies that led up to the invasion are guilty of "revisionism of the most corrupt and shameless variety."
Um, hello? That's the pot calling the kettle black on speed dial. Dontcha think, dick? Oops! I mean, Dick. Oh, no. I was right the first time.
And now Dubya is trying to take credit for the great state of the U.S. economy. Well, I don't remember much from my college economics class (something about guns and butter), but my understanding is that no administration can take full credit or blame for the state of the economy during their specific term since so many influences are at play. (At least that's what I read Clinton critics say about his surplus that was more robust than Ms. Lewinsky's be-thonged backside.)
A recent poll showed that a majority of Americans weren't feeling so sanguine about the economy themselves. Maybe that's because the gap between the rich and poor is widening and the middle class is shrinking. Must look pretty sunny from the top, but the radio news report I heard that lead with the great economic news was followed by a story of several thousand workers being laid off from General Motors. Brings to mind ole former VP candidate John Edwards' little presidential election stump speech about "the two Americas." Maybe the dems can brush that little number off for the 2008 presidential election. Something tells me it will ring clearer then, considering the shadow of the federal deficit that's looming over our heads like a bad perm, while the entrenched hell of Iraq promises no frizz-taming mousse.
A rerun of O Brother, Where Art Thou? is reminding me of the utter joy I felt when watching it for the first time on the big screen. So unexpected and unlike anything else. Has to be one of the funniest screenplays ever. The fact that the Coen brothers haven't been cooking much from scratch lately is intolerable cruelty.