Trick or Treat!
Remember these two clowns? They're rumored to still be skulking about in the shadows of the White House, racking their addled brains in their waning moments of power for ideas on how they can possibly top Iraq, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina. Secretaries, aides and even Cub Scout and senior citizen tour groups are getting waterboarded and pistol-whipped for not coming up with any workable suggestions.
Well, there's always Iran but now that Iraq's been proven to be a bust, the American public has woken up just enough to be cynical about another war over WMD's and, besides, it can't be said that Iran has been accomodatingly belligerent enough (Luckily the post-Musharraf Pakistan makes for a good consolation prize). There's also huge arms sales to both Saudi Arabia and Israel, which would take the pressure off us to fight the latter's proxy wars.
Of course, on the homefront, there's still the economy and the subprime crisis that turned out to be the catalyst for the global meltdown. There's the 6.1% unemployment rate, the looming half a trillion dollar deficit for next year. There's the matter of the martial law that apparently has already been declared and will be enforced by Infragard, the boxcars with the chains and handcuffs built into them that were first ordered by the Clinton administration.
How about fucking over American consumers and the environment by relaxing about 90 regulations that could last well into the next administration?
There's always continuing to ignore the Darfur genocide at the hands of the janjaweed, cutting funding for AIDS research and birth control in Africa or refusing to abolish vulture funds that have been responsible for impoverished third world African countries getting taken into court.
But somehow, even those things just don't seem to be the pip that the Bush administration is searching for, that high note that seems to elude the end of every administration.
Well, there's always this guy following Bush. How's that for a curtain call, people?