| George, Jr.
Although most establishment media have fallen
in line and accepted George Bush, Jr. as duly elected
president, seldom reminding, perhaps not even remembering,
that he was not elected (and what's happened to the official
recount that was to reveal the true vote in Florida?),
every now and then some newsstory or intrepid columnist
reminds us that there is a certifiable idiot in the White
House. These are among George Bush's recent
pronouncements as reported in the June 28, Los Angeles
Times editorial page: To Russian President Putin,
Bush, Jr., delivered this profundity:: "It's
negative to think about blowing each other up. That's
not a positive thought. That's a thought when people were
enemies with each other."...To Israeli Prime minister
Sharon he conveyed this formula for progress: "Progress
is in inches, not in miles. But nevertheless, an
inch is better than nothing." And this:
"Is our children learning?" And: "Will
the highways on the Internet become more few?"
And further: "We cannot let terrorists or rogue
nations hold this nation hostile."
Now Imagine this! George, Jr., is speaking
to the leader of a not-quite friendly country. He intends to
say: "I decry war," but his usual dexterity
with language manifests itself and he says, "I declare
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Original material by John Rechy appears
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