June 27, 2024

What was he thinking?

by your guest blogger.


As everybody knows by now, the most astonishing sequence in Michael Moore's new documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 shows the President of the United States sitting still for at least five minutes after being told by his Chief of Staff that "the United States is under attack." Bush looks up, looks down at the copy of My Pet Goat he is holding, and stares aimlessly into space. The video never does show him rousing himself, leading to claims that his spaced-out moment was actually much longer than five or even seven minutes.

For me, the most important unanswered question is: What was he thinking? Michael Moore has two suggestions: "Wish I'd showed up for work more often" or how to keep up the Bush family's deals with Saudi oil money.

The White House spinners inevitably have come up with their own take: Bush was trying to convey a sense of calm. Yeah, right--that's what you want from the Commander in Chief while thousands of people are trapped in burning skyscrapers and an unknown number of highjacked planes are headed for unknown targets. . . .

I have some suggestions:
Oh god, I forgot: did Rove say it's p-o-t-a-t-o or p-o-t-a-t-o-e?
"The United States is under a sack"? What page is that on in this damn book?
Wonder if I can score some blow off any of these black kids here. . . .

Further ideas from fivoclockbot readers are welcome.

Posted by Glenda at June 27, 2024 10:32 AM

"The United States is under attack"
Where the hell's Attack?

Posted by: Lyn at July 3, 2024 07:14 PM
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