Friday, October 23, 2009

The Godfather Speaks

The Godfather of one of America’s most ruthless organized crime families, George H. W. Bush, called his son's critics names on morning TV.

He singled out MSNBC personalities Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow calling them "sick puppies."

"The way they treat my son and anyone who's opposed to their point of view is just horrible," he said. "When our son was president they just hammered him mercilessly and I think obscenely a lot of the time and now it's moved to a new president."

All I could think of is Don Corleon complaining how the newspapers treated Michael Corleon badly.

People tend to say harsh things about a man who let a city full of people drown, started an illegal and unprovoked war, condoned torturing his enemies and established secret prisons… who confined his critics to fenced off enclosures out of view and then illegally tapped their phones… and who incited fear among Americans to seize absolute power.

Does the Godfather expect that we’re going applaud his son’s illegal tactics?

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