Friday, January 16, 2009

Bush's Farewell

I think that Meteor Blades on Daily Kos put it best:
That it was his last speech as President was its only saving grace. A man characterized by a chronic lack of leadership talent throughout his entire life, a man who showed a relentless inability to act until his handlers told him what to do dared speak to us of trust, decisiveness, toughness. We know the truth of that. We saw it on that awful day which Mister Bush conjured up once again in his Thursday night goodbye. If we hadn’t known we were in trouble previously, we learned it watching him with The Pet Goat in his hands, doing nothing, waiting, as always, for someone to rescue him.

Later, dickhead!

Yes We Can Land This Plane in the Water

At the risk (okay assurance) of sounding cliche, the "Miracle on the Hudson" safe landing of US Airways flight 1549 in the river is the perfect metaphor for the peril and possibilities of the coming era. What better event to illustrate how one skilled man (the pilot/the President) can take a potentially catastrophic situation and transform it into an awe-inspiring focal point of wonder.

Thank you Chelsey B. "Sully" Sullenberger III.