Wednesday, August 11, 2004

The Character of George W. Bush, our President

I got this via Atrios who got it via Tom Tomorrow. I think it summarizes the character of our president well.

George W. Bush sucker-punches a rugby opponent at Yale

The above photo, credited to the Yale yearbook (the caption is in the original), appeared in yesterday's Los Angeles Times, alongside a story on the appeal of "bad boys" in American politics. It's not in the Times' online version, and the rest of the country should see it, I think.

Incidentally, while rugby is a contact sport, every player knows that tackling above the shoulders is a foul. So is leaving your feet during a tackle. Either of these is serious enough that the other team is immediately awarded a penalty kick, often directly resulting in points for the other team.

So even without throwing a punch, Bush is already well outside fair play.

Grasping an opponent by the back of the head and punching him in the face is beyond the pale -- I've watched rugby avidly for years, and I've never seen it during an open-field tackle like this, honest -- and will typically result in a player being immediately sent off.

Of course Dumbya has already lied about playing Varsity Rugby at Yale, as Rugby never has been a varsity sport at Yale.

Let's see what else: George W. Bush has lied about all aspects of his life and work including:

Weapons of Mass Destruction
Drug use in the 70's
Fulfilling his National Guard Commitment
What he did on 9/11/2001
About arrests for drunk driving
About everything political

Lastly, here are some of my favorite Bush quotes that really speak volumes about his character.

Fuck Saddam. We're taking him out.
-George W. Bush, March 2002, as reported in Time.

You no-good fucking son of a bitch, I will never fucking forget what you wrote.
-George W. Bush, to journalist Al Hunt in front of his 4-year old daugher, 1987.

Of course, let's not forget:

-George W. Bush, 1988, in response to a question about what he and his father are talking about when they're not talking politics.