Right from Wrong
"When parents teach their children right from wrong...
America will be a better place."
- Dubya in response to the shootings in Santee, Ca. 3/5/01
If you were watching TV that Monday then you must have heard
Bush insult every parent in America with this unscripted response
(there's a no-no, Karl) to the shootings at Santana High School.
Parents need to teach their children right from wrong! George
W., you sanctimonious S.O.B., how dare you! Where do you get
I'm sorry, I've been told by friends and family that maybe
I should tone down the hostility in my writing but damnit,
I had to wait a week before I could even start writing this
one. How dare you! Just whose daughter was it who spent our
tax dollars in Secret Service expenditures to not only bail
out but drive her drunk boyfriend home a few weekends ago?
Yes George, we all know about that. Just because it doesn't
appear on Fox doesn't mean we don't know or it didn't happen.
Just because your people took her "plastered portrait" off
the Internet please don't think you got away with anything!
Gee whiz, Jr. why are you preaching to us when you have your
own dirty laundry?. And just because the Supremes picked you
out, don't you ever think you're above reproach or that we
won't find out your dirt. We'll give you the same amount of
respect your Republican vermin gave Bill over the last 8 years.
I've been trying very hard to keep my temper but you're
not making it easy. In the short time you've inhabited the
office, you've screwed women, working people, people hitting
hard times (the "bankruptcy thing", as Poppy would call it)
masturbated the rich with your tax cut plan, ignored the danger
of greenhouse gases, and I would bet that there are a couple
of Japanese sleeping with the fishes so you could give some
of your buddies a thrill on a sub. Not that we'll ever know
for sure. Just be glad you're not Bill or Dan Burton would
be on your privileged butt.
Just what do you think all of us parents are doing out here?
We all teach our kids not to lie, cheat and steal. Where were
you when your parents were teaching those lessons? They did
teach you kids that lesson, didn't they? How dare you preach
to any parent! How dare you preach... period! Where is all
that compassion you used to talk about? None of us have seen
any evidence of that word since you were appointed. All you've
done is act like you have some kind of mandate when you don't!
You've insulted every parent in America, even the ones who
Okay, this qualifies as a rant. I was angry in December when
the Supremes broke the law, I was angry January 20th when
all the major news networks had their talking heads gabbing
every time there was booing along the charade route (needless
to say, they had to talk a lot). I mean, I had to go to C-Span
to hear what was really going on.
Now I have to spend the next four years listening to concrete
proof that you are not only a puppet of a magnitude that would
put Reagan to shame, but that your cranium is a vacant lot
when it comes to anything that isn't written down for you
on a 3x5 card. Reagan would be so proud.
Where is all that "reaching across party lines" you bulled
the minority of voters about? Where is all that concern for
the people and the environment you suckered a few people into
believing? How do people like you sleep at night?
This may or may not be my final rant. If you insist on making
asinine remarks like you did that Monday, then it probably
won't be. And I know there's no way we're gonna get you out
of where you don't belong. But we will dog you every step
of the way. The same Internet that you made another idiot
remark about during the campaign (remember the "www" speeches?)
is the only place where the truth seems to be allowed, much
And we will find it. And we will tell everybody who'll listen.
And just one more thing, George - stop lecturing us. Especially
us parents. Because you keep forgetting that we're much, much
smarter than you.