How Can We Miss the 2008 Mudslinging Campaign if it Won’t Go Away?
George W. Bush’s excremental presidency has already contaminated and stained our government beyond all recognition. It’ll take at least four years (maybe decades) to clean up Boozo’s mess. And still he isn’t satisfied. So many more shitstains and pukestains to make; so little time.
Bush has already deleted enough environmental and worker safety regulations to bring us back to the early 1900s. But that’s not enough. Hey, Charles Dickens’ England wasn’t so bad now, was it? Those pitiful blokes didn’t go on about their pisspoor working conditions; they knew they were bloody lucky to have a job.
Corporate lobbyists (and their prostitutes in the government) who keep trying to get rid of workers’ safety laws — they’re sort of like chickenhawks in their own pathetic way. Chickenhawks sit in their armchairs, or at their computers, and go on and on about how “we” need to invade this country; “we” should send more armies into that country. “We” of course means somebody else.
Same thing with these sheltered lobbyists and government officials who think workers are too coddled and pampered with excessive safety regulations. “These regulations are too cumbersome. We don’t need this big meddling nanny state.” And the people who complain about these cumbersome safety laws have probably never gotten their hands dirty; never broken out in a sweat; never lifted anything heavier than a briefcase.
And speaking of chickenhawks — one of those obnoxious smelly critters is desperately clinging to his senate seat in Georgia. Saxby Chambliss is such a slippery lowlife, even the other chickenhawks are embarrassed by him. He greased his way into the Senate six years ago by assassinating the character of the incumbent, Max Cleland. Max Cleland is a triple amputee from his injuries during the Vietnam war.
Saxby “I’ve Got a Keyboard and I’m Not Afraid to Use It!” Chambliss ran a series of TV ads equating Max Cleland with Osama bin Laden. And Georgia’s voters fell for it hook line and sinker.
In his first re-election campaign this past November, Chambliss got less than 50% of the vote; so he’s being forced into a runoff election tomorrow. All the shining stars of the Republican Party are traveling to Georgia to campaign for him. McCain has already been there, and Sarah Palin is taking time out from her orgy of moose hunting and turkey-grinding to make a few appearances for him.
Chambliss is favored to win tomorrow’s runoff, but talk about a hollow victory. No matter how dense he might be, on some level he has to know what he really is. He got himself elected six years ago by kicking his opponent in the balls. And even if he wins tomorrow’s runoff, it’ll be with the help of all the rightwing VIPs barnstorming through Georgia, slamming his opponent and stirring up fears of a Democratic supermajority in the Senate if the chickenhawk loses.
Not that this has any bearing on anything, but Saxby Chambliss is one odd-looking creature. He looks sort of like a police artist sketch that hasn’t been completely filled in yet. No lips, no eyebrows, and no clear line where the hairline ends and the forehead begins. He looks kind of like those bad science-fiction/occult movies where a person starts fading away.
Maybe that’ll be an omen for his political career.
cross-posted at Bring It On!