"Because I'm The President, That's Why! Shut Up!"
Make up your own caption for this photo of our happy, easygoing president.
Maybe he's worried because Howard Dean
continues to surge ahead of his Democratic opposition, the DLC sell-outs seemingly preferring a Lieberman or Gephardt who will surely lose, as opposed to Howard Dean
, who actually opposes the patriot Act, the Iraq war, and the spiraling unemployment we have, whle all that Dick, Joe & Terry can talk about is prescription drugs. You can tell Dean
is the man to beat precisely because Terry MacAuliffe, who has presided over a Democratic party that lost the House of Representatives in 1994, the White House in 2000, the Senate in 2002 and the Democrats' main base of support every day, opposes him. MacAuliffe apparently would rather lose than fight. Dean
can beat Bush--none of these other cowardly nonentities will be anything else but Mondales or Dukaki.
Or maybe he's also angry because Merle Haggard has written a song
attacking both the government and media for pretending the war is over and leaving the troops to indefinitely twist in the wind, and it's getting lots of airplay. A sample:
Suddenly it's over, the war is finally done
Soldiers in the desert sand still clinging to a gun
No one is the winner and everyone must lose
Suddenly the war's over, that's the news.
...Politicians do all the talking, soldiers pay the dues
Suddenly the war is over, that's the news.
That Haggard! Doesn't he know that country stars are supposed to provide populist propaganda for Republicans? Bad, bad singer!
Now will Bush dare to "Dixie Chick" this man? Well, on his website
Haggard has this to say about that, actually:
I don't even know the Dixie Chicks, but I find it an insult for all men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching.
Way to go, Merle.