Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Of Hair Shirts and Golf Balls

Keith Olberman has lit into George W. Bush for his callous, inane, and thoughtless remark that he has given up playing golf as a tribute to the sacrifice and death of soldiers he sent into war in the Middle East. Obviously, no sacrifice is too great for this morally-challenged criminal. This may be the most easily satirical mark in the history of all satire, as a multitude of columnists and editorialists have had a field day with Bush's expressions of faux-deep feelings. -- Anyway, here's Keith's take:
"Mr. President," he was asked, "you haven't been golfing in recent years. Is that related to Iraq?
"Yes," began perhaps the most startling reply of this nightmarish blight on our lives as Americans -- on our history.
"It really is. I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the Commander-in-Chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be as -- to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal."
Golf, Sir?
Golf sends the wrong signal to the grieving families of our men and women butchered in Iraq?
Do you think these families, Mr. Bush - their lives blighted forever -- care about you playing golf?
Do you think, Sir, they care about you?
You, Mr. Bush, let their sons and daughters be killed.
Sir, to show your solidarity with them - you gave up golf?
Sir, to show your solidarity with them - you didn't give up your pursuit of this insurance-scam, profiteering, morally and financially bankrupting war.
Sir, to show your solidarity with them - you didn't even give up talking about Iraq - a subject about which you have incessantly proved without pause or backwards glance, that you may literally be the least informed person in the world?
Sir, to show your solidarity with them, you didn't give up... your
4,000 dead Americans and your response... was to stop playing golf!
Not "gulf" - golf.

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