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Pete Townshend Summed it up Nicely

By Dave Fox
Seattle, Washington

President Bush, in his State of the Union address last night, said, “This country is pursuing a new strategy in Iraq, and I ask you to give it a chance to work.”

He used the term “work together” three times, urging bipartisan congressional cooperation on issues including  the budget, social security, and health care. “Our citizens don’t much care which side of the aisle we sit on — as long as we are willing to cross that aisle when there is work to be done,” he said.

Excuse me, Mr. President? When did you become interested in working together with Democrats? Or when you say “work together,” do you really mean, “Do what I tell you?”

This reminds me of a time in college when I went grocery shopping with my roommate. I was eyeing a big loaf of French bread (that’s “freedom bread” to my über-patriotic ultra-conservative pals), but I opted not to buy the bread because I could not eat it all before it went stale.

“I’ll split it with you,” my roommate said.

It turned out that what he meant by “I’ll split it with you” was, “You pay for it, and I’ll chomp down the whole damn loaf myself while you’re in class tomorrow.”

I’m all for peace, love, and national unity, Mr. President, but don’t you think it’s a little late in your presidency for that?

Reminds me of a saying: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

You’ve heard that saying before, haven’t you, Mr. President?…

Published on Thursday, January 25, 2007

One Response to “Pete Townshend Summed it up Nicely”

  1. brrre
    January 29, 2007 at 6:41 PM

    This is just mean Dave. One should not harass people who has a difficult background and history.
    It can not be easy being the idiot son of an asshole!

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