Sunday, October 09, 2005
Karl Rove’s plan didn’t work and I can’t help but feel that had something to do with his being distracted and all. You know what I mean. By his work heading up the Katrina relief efforts. Don’t think they’ve hung the
“Mission Accomplished” banner on that one just yet.
So that would explain the one hit wonder thinking that went into the decision to plant a story in the National Enquirer that tried to blame all of the President’s fuck ups on the disease of alcoholism. That bird just wouldn’t fly despite the excellent writing:
BUSH'S BOOZE CRISIS
By JENNIFER LUCE and DON GENTILE
Faced with the biggest crisis of his political life, President Bush has hit the bottle again, The National Enquirer can reveal. Bush, who said he quit drinking the morning after his 40th birthday, has started boozing amid the Katrina catastrophe. Family sources have told how the 59-year-old president was caught by First Lady Laura downing a shot of booze at their family ranch in Crawford, Texas, when he learned of the hurricane disaster. His worried wife yelled at him: "Stop, George."
You've got to give Rove credit for the germ of his idea. There are millions and millions of drunks all across America and most of them have done incredibly stupid things every time they drink. Perhaps you've seen them.
Back in the day, while America's mind was till on vacation they might have bought this whole tactic and Rove's followup campaign where George spends a weekend at the Betty Ford clinic and his post rehab visit to Oprah.
But The Angry Buddhist says that dog won't hunt now because Boy George screwed the pooch.
Which is too bad, since the last 6 years sure have seemed like like one long headbanging hangover. Now the whole country has cottonmouth and there's no water in sight.