posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 10:33 AM
"George Bush's second inaugural extravaganza was every bit as repugnant as I had expected, a vulgar orgy of triumphalism probably unmatched since
Napoleon crowned himself emperor of the French in Notre Dame in 1804. The little Corsican corporal had a few decent victories to his escutcheon. Lodi,
Marengo, that sort of thing. Not so this strutting Texan mountebank, with his chimpanzee smirk and his born-again banalities delivered in that
constipated syntax that sounds the way cold cheeseburgers look, and his grinning plastic wife, and his scheming junta of neo-con spivs, shamans,
flatterers and armchair warmongers, and his sinuous evasions and his brazen lies, and his sleight of hand theft from the American poor, and his rape
of the environment, and his lethal conviction that the world must submit to his Pax Americana or be bombed into charcoal."
The Sydney Morning Herald
THis was truely in the Gore Vidal/William F. Buckley category of exceedingly literate castigation. Regardless of you position, read the article for
it's sheer venom - we just don't get the real stuff in the states in our major papers.
Here's another smack:
Condoleezza Rice did admit to the US Senate this week that there had been some "not so good" decisions. But the more I see of her gleaming teeth
and her fibreglass helmet of hair and her perky confidence, the more I am convinced that back in the '60s she used to be Cindy Birdsong, up there
beside Diana Ross as one of the Supremes of Motown fame. I don't think it's a good idea to let her make a comeback as Secretary of State.
But, before anyone jumps to the defense of Little Cesar, ask yourself this: "Was the extravaganza really necessary?"