Sunday, January 11, 2009
The Real Deal, Maybe
Many of you may have noticed that a campaign already has begun to "rehabilitate" the image of our 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, or whatever you wanna call him. Pundits are noting that there was a soft, compassionate, forgiving side to the President which was never revealed publicly. Instead, the President chose to show his evil side: lying, approving torture, cutting school nutrition programs for poor children, forcing destitute women in poor countries to give birth to babies they could not feed, spending billions on senseless wars, appointing incompetent cronies to key government positions and symbolically pissing on the Constitution.
It is thought by some that it is unseemly to have an ex-President of the U.S. who is widely regarded as an imbecile, a schmuck, a loser, a crook, and a warmonger. Following the old saying, often repeated by the soon to be ex-President, (who frequently studied important official documents reproduced by his assistants as picture books) that "a picture is worth a thousand words," the soon to be ex-President's handlers commissioned well-known artists to paint a portrait of and photograph the soon to be ex-President in a manner that would convey a softer, gentler George W. Bush.
We, at Bizarre Stuff, wanted to be among the first to participate in this effort to render the soon to be ex-President in a light more reflective of his true inner spirit, and his extraordinary yet somehow endearing gift for fucking things up.