Tuesday, October 16, 2007
What's He Doing Here?
Andrew Sullivan nailed it:
President Bush has a weak person's idea of what strength is; and a dumb person's idea of what intelligence is.
It's similar to the point Jon Stewart made about Bush's tendency to use words to describe action, instead of actually taking action. As Stewart put it, "When he's giving his speeches, it's like he's reading the stage directions... He's our first meta-President. He comes out and spends all day describing the things he should be doing."
It's all of a piece. The man is transfixed by "the reason he's here", without having any real sense of what he's doing here.