And Smoke Comes Out Of His Ears When He Thinks, Too

The shit-hot new catch phrase used to describe Junior in the wingnut blogosphere is "he clanks when he walks." Don't believe me? Google it. And assuming this is meant as an allusion to the spurs-and-holster cowboy heroes of Ford-era Westerns, it's as revealing as it is worthy of priceless ridicule.

First, the priceless ridicule, courtesy of The Village Voice.

Now the revealing part.

That so many voters and even pundits obviously want to believe that their tenderfoot, country club ass-pilot of a President is in fact a rough-hewn frontiersman speaks disturbing volumes about the collective political psyche of middle America. After all, this is an image Junior cultivated by quoting Bon Jovi songs that themselves quoted cliched spaghetti Westerns, and by walking across the White House lawn with his arms suspended outward from his sides as if he were ready to draw double guns at the first sign of Injuns. Call them highly suggestible, call them wishful thinkers, or call them rubes, but 53% of our countrymen and women bought it -- lock, stock and two rubber barrels.

Actually, come to think of it, Rummy does sort of look like Gabby Hayes...


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November 23, 2004 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger The Termite said...

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November 23, 2004 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger The Termite said...

Gabby Hayes.Okay, it's a stretch.

November 23, 2004 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger hatfield said...

I see a little Ashcroft when I look at that picture of Gabby Hayes. Maybe a little Rummy around the eyes.

November 24, 2004 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger GDRIAFR said...

ass-pilot? I don't look at Laura and see George piloting that ass. Maybe I need to look again...

November 24, 2004 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger The Termite said...

I meant ass-pilot in the sense of "rides a donkey, not a horse." Mule-driver, in other words.

But I think it's always unsafe to assume anything about anyone else's sexual practice. You never know who gets their freak on. Like a shrink I know is fond of saying, it's the sanctimonious ones like Ashcroft and Santorum who are most likely to have a closet full of goat porn.

If the last few years have proven anything, it's that the righteous right (Bennett and Limbaugh, for example) as usually projecting when they rail against those with vices. Before they're busted, society is too soft on the deviants. After they're busted, it's another story altogether.

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