July 20, 2007
by: jovial_cynic

On Saturday, the United States will be headed up by President Dick Cheney.

US President George W. Bush will undergo a "routine colonoscopy" at the Camp David retreat on Saturday, temporarily ceding his powers to Vice President Dick Cheney, the White House said Friday.

Cheney will serve as acting president until such time as Bush, who will be under anesthesia, says he is ready to resume his duties, presidential spokesman Tony Snow told reporters.

"The president has had no symptoms" of cancer, said Snow, who noted that Bush had been scheduled for such an examination since undergoing a colonoscopy in June 2002.

I'm not a big fan of Bush, but he's not nearly the monster Cheney is. I am compelled now, more than ever, to pray for President Bush.
np category: politics


Kristen said:
Hmmm, a colonoscopy isn't fun, but people usually aren't even sedated. Interesting...
July 20, 2007

The Conservative Manifesto said:
Ahh yes... "monster."

A term reserved for the worst among us: murderers, rapists, child molesters... and Vice President Cheney, of course.

July 20, 2007

jovial_cynic said:
Well, I think a push for global primacy is something that monsters do.
July 21, 2007

The Conservative Manifesto said:
I'm curious...

Which foreign leaders would you clump in the same "monstrous" category as our Vice President?

July 22, 2007

jovial_cynic said:
Probably most, really. When a nation's agenda is to achieve global primacy (all the superpowers), that's really akin to "I want to rule the world," which is something that only monsters truly set out to achieve.

Even at the government level, we're talking about institutions, and as I've said before, these are amoebas. The primary goal of any institution is existence, via reproduction and consumption. The only difference between a superpower government, a small government, a corporation, etc., etc. is scale, and the same desire that fuels one really fuels the rest. And at some point, you go from "I want to out compete my competitors by building a better product," to "I will do anything it takes to be the last man standing."

I think many government leaders are that that point. And those leaders are monsters.

July 22, 2007

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