He gets inaugurated again this week and he’s fucking up the streets of DC with his Celebration Of (Imperial) Democracy! Isn’t it wartime? Wasn’t there a tsunami? Do we need to have a garish display of wealth and self-congratulation? Fortunately, for the Republican wives, the weather is COLD again, so they can bring out their minks. Maybe they can donate those coats so that DC can replenish its homeland security kitty, since the White House is making them use that to pay for inaugural security. Fuckers.
Meanwhile, the President will enter his new term with his head firmly lodged up his crapper. He is the only person in America to think everything is peachy. He’s laid out the election results and come to this offensive conclusion in the Sunday Post:
"We had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 elections. The American people listened to different assessments made about what was taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose me."
Go Desperate Housewives! Even Nicollette Sheridan looked good! But I’d like to say I have no interest in the dreary movie by Clint Eastwood – the man just has to shit on paper and everybody runs to give him an award. I was also surprised the Closer awards, but whatever, I doubt that gang will make it to the podium at the Oscars. Which reminds me, I have heard the Julian McMahon (go Nip/Tuck!) is up for James Bond. Could be good, if a bit more of a Roger Moore kind of thing.
Concert of Hope
A somber suckfest (and not in the good way!). Annie Lennox looked and sounded great, but Madonna? Sheesh! "Imagine" is a good song that is overused (and not so perfect in theme for this). At this point, to pull it off well requires some kind of unique take or a really startling voice. Madonna's was not unique - it was workmanlike. Makeshift! When she's good she can be very moving, but this was more like a bad American Idol audition.
One final bit. Uber-journalist Seymore Hersh (who broke Abu Ghraib) is warning us that the Bush administration is planning to attack Iran next. Read it at CNN.