Thursday, January 20, 2005

Freedom is a Red White and Blue Eagle Named Liberty
I meant to post this last week, but due to re-modeling around the office, my computer was temporarily removed, leaving me with nothing to do but.... work. Yeah, Suck City.

So my friend, Jen forwarded me the transcripts of a pre-inauguration CNN interview with W (it's her transcription, not CNN's... she's unemployeed... and has Tivo... it's research). I'm always fascinated by W in his off-the-cuff moments. He reminds me of the awkward times in Elementary Spanish, when I had to take the few words I knew and converse. So in that sense, I feel sorry for him. Speaking a foreign language is hard, people.

My favorite part of the interview is when he's asked what thing the administration needs to focus on most in the upcoming term. His reply:

Ahhh, human intelligence. The ability to get inside somebody's mind, the ability to read somebody's mail, the ability to listen to somebody's phone call--that somebody being the enemy.....

I could almost forgive the gross shitting-on of liberties (even though that doesn't jibe too well with freedom, liberty, and any other of his favorite cliches), if I thought it'd be used effectively. But reading somebody's mail? Really? We're going to intercept pen-pal letters from Bin Laden? That's the plan?

Is it 2008 yet?

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