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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 05:18 AM
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Why we must name an airport after Blair (and put Dubya on Rushmore)
Of course, Bush and Blair do not wish to be remembered as Those Two Guys Who Screwed Up the Iraq War (Which Was Their Stupid Idea to Begin With), but I can't see The Prime Minister Who Replaced All the Hereditary Peers With Wealthy Patrons trumping Blair's Iraq legacy - not for some years, anyway. That Moron Who Bombed the Shit Out of Iran might just do it for Bush, however.
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I wish the pair of them would stop fretting so much about how the world will regard them then, and pay a bit more attention to how we regard them now. We all reckon with the idea that politicians will do foolish, amoral and cowardly things in search of votes, but they're at their most dangerous when electoral motivation recedes and there's nothing left for them to do but second-guess future historians and adjust their behaviour accordingly.

Few of us have to worry about how we will be remembered, because we're safe in the assumption that we will be forgotten. If we people of the early 21st century are known at all a century from now it will be as The Ones Who Ate the Last of the Cod. But if we could bestow one gift to our great-great grandchildren, it would be as the Generation That Subverted the Very Idea of "Legacy", Thereby Preventing Its Leaders from Recklessly Vapourising the Middle East.

There are a couple of ways to go about this. We could name an airport after Blair right now, either Stansted, Luton or the one in Exeter. It won't cost anything but a new sign, new luggage tags and the effort required not to boo all through the opening ceremony. With Bush, it's trickier - there is already a George Bush airport in Houston, named after his dad, The One Who Screwed Up the Other Iraq War. I'm afraid America has no choice but to carve Bush's head into Mount Rushmore, and fast. It's not so bad - when he's dead, they can send someone up to change it to Johnny Cash.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,,1751298,...


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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 05:25 AM
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1. Damned good idea
If it will get the egomaniacs off the world's collective back, I'd happily rename the planet BushBlair. Then they can genuinely claim to own the world.

After that, they can retire to the rubber chicken circuit and spout their deluded drivel to those who care,
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 05:38 AM
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2. give em an inch and they will take a mile. NO NO NO--don't start down
that path.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 06:28 AM
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3. My goal...
is to leave the smallest footprint possible on our planet when I shuffle off this mortal coil. Anyone who worries about their "legacy" as much as Bush must have been a complete failure during life. We know that to be true but Bush sure doesn't. It's all about his ego. He'll never be forgotten but NOT for the reasons he thinks.
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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 07:43 AM
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4. The only problem is that egomaniacs "can't eat just one"
Rushmore? Fun! But that is not as fun as Rushmore, AND money, AND parades in the streets, AND people worshipping your picture in shrines. We don't yet have his grating fake accent trumpeting through speakers installed in all our homes and in every public place, and that cannot be turned off. There is not a little icon in the corner of every TV screen with his face, nor has a statue been erected of him in every town square. It can never be enough with power hungry, greedy, sociopathic egomaniacs like Shrub. Never.
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