Monday, June 14, 2004

Clearer than you could ever know

From the "truth is stranger than fiction" department: In a White House ceremony today, George W. Bush unveiled the official presidential portraits of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Bush (or rather, his advisors and speechwriters), in a saavy political move, decided to be as generous as possible toward the former prez and current senator. From Bush's remarks:

"The years have done a lot to clarify the strengths of this man."
Well, yeah, NO SHIT, GEORGE!

Three-and-a-half years of you has made the Clinton presidency look like an edenic dream. Three-and-a-half years of you has made a John Kerry presidency look like salvation from on high (and that's no easy feat).

"As chief executive, he showed a deep and far-ranging knowledge of public policy, a great compassion for people in need, and the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president."
Well, George, I guess you have one out of three -- that is, if you can honestly be credited with that last quality. It's debatable. Call it one-half out of three?

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