The Devil You Know

Anyone get their color back from their Palin pallor yet? Not me. Tonight at trivia, we were trying to come up with a suitable, topical name for our team. After a few minutes of tossing around Palin-isms (I wanted to go with "I Only Shoot Coyotes Wolves From the Ground") my mother, who brings to the team her extensive knowledge of Beatles trivia and lantana varietals, said, "Why don't we come up with something totally un-Palin related; a more fun current event!" When my mom's the one looking for positives, you know it's bad. $85 billion dollar AIG rescue bad.

Everyone looked around the table rather slack-jawed, stumped for a moment at the prospect. What on earth is newsworthy other than Sarah Palin? Finally, someone muttered "ACL Fest?"

We eventually went with an actual headline that was running on the front page of today: "Bush Lands in Texas; Residents Urged to Leave."

I never thought I'd say this -- okay, I would never have said this before Sarah Palin -- but I miss George W. Bush.

Maybe it's a little Stockholmish, but I feel like George Bush, especially over the last year, has finally become tolerable by deciding to STFU, no doubt cattle-prodded into quiet submission by his handlers.

George Bush is sorta normal, kind of the (deserving) whipping boy for the last eight years. He has an ape-like face and a confounded countenance that has got me starting to think (I know, clearly I'm losing my mind) "Maybe that whole Iraq thing was just a 'Doh!' moment...maybe?" Bush has daughters with names like Laura and Barbara who go out and get fall-down drunk in Mexico. Who the hell names their kids Trig and Track and teaches their daughter to groom her son like a cat? When it comes to the boys club, Bush is almost a docile little pawn when placed next to Sarah Palin's conniving ways.

I guess it helps me to know that Bush can't get elected again. And I don't want to be called a concern troll, really I don't. But there's something to be said for the devil you know. Not much, but something.

Oh well. As Jon Stewart says, she doesn't need to know the Bush doctrine. She is the Bush doctrine.


6 Response to "The Devil You Know"

  • Anonymous Says:

    Every Democrat should carry arund this September 9 Time article by Michael Kinsley and we should make into the most emailed:,8599,1839724,00.html

    One little gem:

    "Of the 50 states, Alaska ranks No. 1 in taxes per resident and No. 1 in spending per resident. Its tax burden per resident is 2 1/2 times the national average; its spending, more than double. "

    It was recommended by none other than Garrison Keiler in his latest article on Salon.

    Email it to a friend!

  • MRhé Says:

    The important question: How'd your team do?

  • Libby at Aurora Primavera Says:

    I agree totally with you on SP. I think she's a terrifying person. Bush was only pandering to Fundamentalists and is married to a moderate. SP IS a Fundamentalist nutjob

  • FUBAR Says:

    For you team name, by any chance did you consider "Obama Is Sofa King Winning?"

  • palinorexia Says:

    "concern troll" tee hee....

  • Anonymous Says:

    Yikes....I can't believe how Sarah has gotten to you left-wing assholes !!!!

    Kind of takes away the scrutiny needed to see what the lightweight Obama's credentials are, if any !!!