Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Essence of Bushism

With all due respect to Scott Lemieux, I think "the essence of Bushism" is best imagined as a play in two acts:

Act I. In which the protagonist feigns literacy and simulates the pose of a concerned member of the human race. Protagonist invites John Stossel's literary doppelganger to office for deep conversation of indeterminate substance and duration. Protagonist expresses great admiration for and agreement with author's pseudo-intellectual, contrarian views on matters of great existential consequence.

Act II. In which the protagonist applies his newly-affirmed theories to the operations of the state.