The other night, in his State of the Union address, President George W (W stands for wash out) Bush called on Congress to act in " a spirit of goodwill and respect for one another-and I will do my part". Of course now, after the cameras are put away and a great number of Americans are stocking up on beer for the Super Bowl, Bush is refusing to release it's classified legal opinions on President Bush's domestic spying program, prefering instead to follow "the road of isolationism and protectionism" which "may seem broad and inviting-yet it ends in danger". Danger for the Constitution.
Today, I received a phone call, a wrong number from someone speaking a language I was unfamiliar with. Then I began to wonder: what if it was alQaeda calling, and got me by mistake? I mean suppose some Islamo-fascist has fat fingers and hits a seven instead of a six, and you wind up on the Bush administration's wire tap list? This is the thought that has me crouching behind my computer desk right now, watching the door for the jackbooted thugs of the US government to kick my door in and haul me away and detain me and torture me. (That would make it the second worst birthday I ever had).
I suppose it would be unfair of me to hold Bush to everything he stated the other night. After all, he didn't write it and he didn't mean it. It was all just election year posturing, with Bush breaking his previous record of going against his words by having Cindy Sheehan hauled off before he even got the chance to utter the words "Democracies...respect the rights of their citizens".
Which is a clear indication of #2 on this list