The Shrub and Spin

I woke up to a headline in our local paper that said. “Bush Puts Positive Spin On Katrina Recovery.” In it, little George said that he thought the efforts at rebuilding New Orleans after their personal hurricane were going pretty well. Just for review, lets note the the Federal Government is still holding back on providing almost all of the funds they promised residents, the most disadvantaged parts of town are being treated much worse than the wealthier parts, the murder rate has skyrocketed, and people are living in FEMA trailers soaked with formaldehyde.

Using the word “spin” to describe his comments is spin incarnate. What little George is doing is flat out lying to us. Some more. Under his administration and tutelage, politicians seem to have become about twice as sanguine about telling bald-faced lies to cameras, reporters, and their electorate than ever before. And why not? George has done little but lie to us, one way or another, since he crapped his pants in an elementary school on the morning September 11, 2001.

Among George Bush, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and the Cabinet members of this Administration, “spin” is just the normal way of doing business. This group has moved the definition from “a heavily biased portrayal in one’s own favor of an event or situation” to “absolute bullshit.” They did it in an amazingly short time, too.

They have lied to us abut the attack itself. They have lied to us about what they were doing to proven another one. They have lied to us about the effectiveness of the so-called “War on Terrorism”, they have lied to us about weapons of mass destruction, they have lied to us about…well, you get the idea. It is a difficult job trying to find the merest hint of truth or fact hidden in among the truly huge stack of cow chips that they have tried to feed us. By the way, a lot of folks in this country have eaten a lot of those cow chips over the last six years, but seem to be heading back to McDonalds the lately.

We are a gullible group, some of us. It has taken years and years of being force-fed bovine manure for some of us to finally notice that it does not taste all that great. I am lucky to have noticed the very tip of the huge Bush administration turd on September 12, 2001, and I have been paying close attention ever since. He proved in New Orleans yesterday that he still has a lifetime supply of crap to feed us.

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