Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Skippy Of The Day: George W. Bush

Campaign promises come and go, but this one is for the ages:

"After four years more in this office I want people to look back and say, 'The world is a more peaceful place,"' Bush told supporters at a community college in Iowa. "Four more years and America will be safe and the world will be at peace."

Even those of us not in the "cynical and jaded" category knows that most campaign promises are BS. Still, it's astounding to see how high Dubya can shovel it. He didn't say the exact phrase, but the words are close enough together: World Peace. So, how did this happen? Did all of the Miss America contestants say their wishes simultaneously on stage, God heard them, and then told Dubya to get on the stick with this thing?

He sees World Peace in four years? One of the themes of his campaign commercials is that the difference between himself and Kerry is the difference of optimism vs. pessimism. Well, I'm all for optimism, but I think that Dubya's finally gone off his nut if he thinks he can achieve World Peace in his second four years after seeing the "progress" made in the first four. Hell, he'll be damn lucky to see Iraq at peace in four years time much less the entire world. George, a little pragmatism is not a bad thing.

I can only see this statement as a sign of desperation. He knows he's sinking in the polls, Iraq is still in chaos despite the handover, and it's now coming to light that Iran had more of a link to Al-Qaeda than Iraq did. Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present the first war in history waged on the basis of a typo! Somewhere, Archibald Tuttle is laughing (three points to whomever gets that reference).

And if his numbers continue to decline, then start looking for a "Cure for Cancer" guarantee in the next few months.

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