Sunday, January 14, 2007

Georgie does 60 Minutes

It opened with a face shot of Georgie in full smirk; the humble, contrite Georgie we saw on Wednesday night is back in the box.

The "60 Minutes" interview was done by Scott Pelley at the inner sanctum of Camp David, I suppose to make Georgie look all deep thought-ish, but this is one pig you can't dress up. It was pretty standard Bush interview fare -- pertinent questions answered with bullshit, obfuscation, gibberish and 9/11. Some things stood out, though.

Pelley asked what "mistakes" Bush thought he'd made with Iraq. "Using bad language, like 'bring 'em on'," Bush said. Seriously. That's all he could come up with. Pelley had to remind him of one of the umpteen-thousand real mistakes, like the inadequate troop levels that were originally sent. Georgie conceded that "coulda been" a mistake, added a lot of other mealy-mouthed bullshit, and ended with "and that's why I made the decision I made!" Ta-da! (Only 4 years too late.)

When asked if he watched the Saddam hanging video. Georgie got this weird, creepy look on his face and said he'd seen it, "but not all of it." Sure. That's why the question made him wince and cringe like a frat boy caught in the co-ed laundry room jacking off into into someone's dirty sock. Georgie watched it and watched it til he slapped himself raw, probably high-fiving Cheney with the other hand the whole time.

But the most painful irony was Bush's answer to the question "What would you say to the Iranian president?":

"I'd say, first of all, to him, "You've made terrible choices for your people. You've isolated your nation. You've taken a nation of proud and honorable people, and you've made your country the pariah of the world. You've threatened countries with nuclear weapons. You've said you want a nuclear weapon. You've defied international accord. And you're slowly but surely isolating yourself."

It's terrifying how much he really doesn't get it.

Full transcript here.