Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Listening Tour

The WPBT Winter Classic was another resounding success--It was fantastic seeing everyone again.

As if it could have been any other way.

I wish there was some damn leisure time to reminisce and tell all of the good stories, but said stories will have to go to the back of the queue. With the first couple of days back comes the usual “Oh God why can’t I be in Vegas” depression as one walks resignedly back to the grind of it all. Plus there was a lot of news to catch up on.

Time to amp up the rhetoric.


This will likely be brief, but needs to be highlighted. Hopefully I’ll find some posted video to link to shortly.

The Great Leader was on the telly today as I fought with telco’s to fix their continuously faulty circuits. It was the daily trot on CNN where the decider (or one of his many reps) deigns to tell the American people that he still hasn’t made up his mind on what to do about this travesty over in Iraq that he and his pals created. You know, “The Listening Tour.”

Today’s recap of the Listening Tour news came in the form of a press conference, in which the Pres decided, in his infinite patience, to field a couple of questions. (Although, he did have that look that said “none of what I get asked better have more than three syllables.”) Following the new focus group tested party line of “governs itself, sustains itself, defends itself, whose ally in the war on terror is a democracy” (Tony Snow
Transcript) an AP reporter asked if on any of his listening stops he had heard any ideas that were different than what everyone else had been repeatedly hearing. Bush retorted that certainly he had, but they were bad ideas that would lead to defeat and that he’d rejected them. After the usual pause, he added that he wasn’t going to tell anyone what those ideas were.

I’m sure that this is due to the fact that we are too simple to understand these ideas that “lead to defeat.” Hell we’re probably stupid enough to think that these same defeatist ideas are good ones, like, oh I don’t know, LEAVING.

When George hears a song he doesn’t like he just changes the station. It’s just how he rolls.

But when it comes to The Listening Tour,
“Generational War” is sure to be a chart topper.