The CEO President
But it's so unfair, isn't it, to attack poor Dubya like this? After all, Bush has always been the rich white man's president. He is the CEO president, the megacorporate businessman's friend, the thug of the religious right, a big reservoir-tipped condom for all energy magnates.
Not being a Major Corporation or the CEO thereof, I think I can be pardoned for wondering when I get a president for me. When do the people in Louisiana get their president? And how is the US going to get by while we're waiting him out and (please God) finding someone who's interested in The Rest of Us to put in his place? Look, I know that politicians have to have an ear out for the needs of big business and the money people. But from where I sit, Bush is ideologically programmed to believe that big business is all that matters--he doesn't have an ear out, he's theirs, body and soul. And the bodies and souls and property of the individuals in the Louisiana Gulf* just don't seem to count.
*I've had a *ping* go off in my head for the last two weeks every time a newscaster says something about "flooding in the Gulf." For the last dozen years "Gulf War" has meant the Middle East. Now we've got our own, more local "Gulf War." If you wrote this in a book, it would be considered heavy-handed.