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 CCN.com 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.