It’s always “they”

Posted in at 13:25 by RjZ

During the G-8 Summit lunch, Bush had this to say about recent crisis in Lebanon “What they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it’s over!”

Now it’s bad enough that our proud born-again, evangelical President Bush let his potty mouth show even as he continues to play the innocent protector of human life elsewhere.

What is more disturbing is that the so-called leader of the free world feels that there should be some anonymous “they” to get Syria to act. An anonymous “they” who will “get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit.” Who in the hell does President Bush think that “they” is? Is he as powerless as the rest of us in the face of the anonymous “they” who should end the war in Iraq end? “They” should rebuild their homes in New Orleans. “They” should find some more oil in Alaska. What “they” need to do is get the doctors to charge less and people to be healthier and this health-care problem is over.

Mr. Bush, you and your colleagues around that table during the G-8 summit are “they”. If “they” are going to get anything done, then you and your fellow leaders will have to get the ball rolling. I am not forsaking my own responsibility by and leaving everything up to you, but I am asking that you play your part as a leader. If you can’t own up to your responsibility as President, perhaps you might consider stepping aside and letting someone who is willing to accept this terrifying and difficult position do it. There is no shortage of people who feel they are up to the challenge.
It’s well known that being the United States President is hardly an easy job. You weren’t expecting that “they” would make all the decisions for you, were you?


  1. anon said,

    July 21, 2006 at 23:31

    you’re pretty when you’re angry.

  2. Elena said,

    July 25, 2006 at 13:06

    *someone who is willing to accept this terrifying and difficult position do it*

    Have someone in particular in mind?

    Great emotional article. Oops! Did I say *emotional*?

  3. RjZ said,

    July 25, 2006 at 13:15

    I don’t have anyone in mind for the position, and doesn’t look like the democratic party has a better idea than I do.

    I am glad folks think I am angry. Really it was just a rant, but we’ll go with angry. It’ll help me get the Pulizter.

  4. erin said,

    July 26, 2006 at 5:47

    Speaking of which, I was at a kiddie party this weekend with a pulitzer winner from the NY Times. So, if knowing someone who knows someone helps, you’re one step closer to that pulizter!

  5. dwgoebel said,

    July 29, 2006 at 16:49

    “They” killed Kenny, those bastards!

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