Thursday, March 19, 2009

So There

President Bush told the audience in Calgary, Alberta, that he plans to write his memoirs, focusing on the twelve toughest decisions he made while in office.

It would be very easy to have a field day with that kind of straight line handed out, such as anticipating the chapter telling about the time he spent an hour deciding whether to clear brush or ride his bike, choosing his favorite Transformer, choosing the next CIA operative to out, or wondering if the book will come with a box of crayons, but instead I’ll just go with quoting the man himself:

I’m going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there’s an authoritarian voice saying exactly what happened.

There are enough Freudian slips in that one sentence that you just have to marvel at the petulance and despotism wrapped up in it. And unlike Steve Benen, I think he knows exactly what “authoritarian” means. (If not, Mr. Cheney will explain it to him.)