Wednesday in the White House:Cue the people who don't see that he was trying to be ironic (in his own little sick way.) Please, I love you, don't lose sleep over this. Worry about it next year if need be.
Reporter: Mr. President, following up on Vladimir Putin for a moment, he said recently that next year, when he has to step down according to the constitution, as the president, he may become prime minister; in effect keeping power and dashing any hopes for a genuine democratic transition there ...
Bush: I've been planning that myself.
We have to keep our collective sense of humor and not read too much into every ridiculous word he utters unless there is a lot of supporting evidence. Mr 24% Approval Rating knows that the gig is up. That doesn't mean that he won't continue to ravage our country and others in the meantime, however.
It doesn't matter if ten 9/11's happen in the next year, despite what the talking heads tell you, the country is NOT going to rally around the Rethuglicans. And they know it (except for Rudy supporters). The GOP former heavy weights are stepping down in droves. The 24% are mostly the delusional folks who hold tight to the premise that Saddam had something to do with 9/11 and/or really rich, stupid, white men (and a few women). The evangelicals have finally gotten it through their narrow little minds that the GOP only pays them lip service in order to get votes.
After 7 years of nonsense in DC, I can tell when Bushie is putting us on. His warped sense of humor, which could have been amusing if he didn't f*ck up everything he ever did and he wasn't the leader of the free world with his finger on the nukular button, is at work here. He knows that his off the cuff comments freak people out. He thinks it's funny. He enjoys sparking outrage. He shouldn't be the president, much like the president of Iran- another one who likes to spout nonsense out of his butt. Let's save our outrage for things that we can work on- things we can change.
This whole hoo-hah over Putin expressing his feeling that he should stay in power in Russia by invoking FDR can be found here at the WaPo. It is also worthwhile to note that Pooty-Poot enjoys a higher approval rating than Bushie-bush.
Other than that, there are so many depressing news stories, that I would just start crying if I tried to comment on all of them. But you may. In the comments.