Who is This Tony McPeak Fellow?

I don’t wanna bust too political here, but I can’t resist sharing this:

This is a dark chapter in our history. Whatever else happens, our country’s international standing has been frittered away by people who don’t have the foggiest understanding of how the hell the world works. America has been conducting an experiment for the past six years, trying to validate the proposition that it really doesn’t make any difference who you elect president. Now we know the result of that experiment [laughs]. If a guy is stupid, it makes a big difference.

Deranged anti-Bush ranting never hurts more than when it comes from a (formerly) Republican four-star general. Among the other cheerful messages of the panel of experts Rolling Stone assembled: the U.S. has lost in Iraq (duh), and a variety of regional wars and genocides are on the way. The threat to Europe caused by the fallout from the lost Iraq war is mentioned twice. By a panel of Americans. Anybody who can plausibly sketch a more hopeful outcome is hereby invited to do so in comments.

Have I mentioned so far that I have never voted for George W. Bush, and have consistently voted for (and sometimes volunteered for and donated to) his opponents in all state and national elections since 1994? Here in Europe, I have a feeling I’ll be mentioning that even more in the years ahead.

I may even get it tattooed on my forehead.

3 thoughts on “Who is This Tony McPeak Fellow?

  1. This reminds me of a car decal that existed in 1998-99, after the election of Gerhard Schröder and the SPD, it read “Jammert mir nix vor! Ich habe Schwarz gewählt!”
    Maybe you can wear something like this as a big button on the jacket, like “Don’t harass me, I voted for Kerry!” or something in this way.

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  2. I never voted for Bush either, but my wife still gives me shit that in 2000 I threw my vote away on Nader rather than vote for Gore.

    Then again, I vote in Arizona so it’s not like it made any difference. But maybe my votes for McCain for the Senate will come back to haunt me…

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  3. Good link there, thanks, Andrew. McPeak’s speaking from my own heart and mind.

    Bush Derangement Symptom (BDS) may exist, distortions are rife (Bush as second Hitler), but his presidency is shaping up to be one of the more dismal in American history, with a legacy to be borne for many years to come, not least by Americans abroad.

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