Frontier Former Editor

January 19, 2009

Like the two French diplomats reportedly said at Compiegne in May 1940 . . .

“A relief.”

“Yes, like crapping your pants.”

That should sum up George W. Bush’s departure tomorrow. I wouldn’t care if the inauguration was the Second Coming along with a burning bush, the parting of the Potomac, tastefully-done pillars of salt, Maccabees, Purim and Genesis (not with Phil Collins): George W. Bush has left this country with a vast landscape of scorched philosophical, spiritual and physical earth. In my darkest corner of my heart, I find more good in Richard Nixon’s evil persona than in Bush’s good old boy emptiness.

I hope Obama can start to bring the ship of state around to a calmer, more rational course, but it’s going to be awfully hard given what Bush and his puppeteers have left for us.

Not to mention what we allowed the stupid bastard to do and be conned into doing. Maybe he can stay locked in his now-gated community and start reading Tom Clancy as fact.

Please, George, please don’t let the door hit you in the ass Tuesday.



  1. I miss Nixon at this point, myself. Never thought I would say that, but I think our name is Legion. He was paranoid and vicious, but he wasn’t stupid.

    Comment by sledpress — January 20, 2009 @ 12:22 am

  2. Why don’t you want the door to hit him in the ass? I would have him shot. Not with the honour of a military firing squad – just send him hunting with Cheney.
    And sledpress, Nixon was stupid.

    Comment by Vicus Scurra — January 20, 2009 @ 5:16 am

  3. Vicus,
    Because we paid good money for the presidential jet and I really hate to see ass marks in the door for the next four or eight years.

    As for his personal safety, I think that putting him in the general population with ‘real Americans’ would be sufficient and much more economical.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — January 20, 2009 @ 7:03 am

  4. I just saw him take off in a helicopter! Good riddance, George!

    Comment by Miss Cellania — January 20, 2009 @ 1:59 pm

  5. Stupid is relative. You could argue, credibly, that it’s stupid to imagine an American President could play Tiberius without there ever being a reckoning. Nixon wasn’t stupid like Dubya; he was articulate (if, in private, grossly profane) and cannot have scored his foreign policy successes by accident — you can’t say he was working the old charm, now can you?

    Alas, both seemed more interested in settling personal scores than in running a nation. Which is the problem with electoral politics, generally. It attracts neurotics.

    Comment by sledpress — January 21, 2009 @ 12:01 am

  6. “Which is the problem with electoral politics, generally. It attracts neurotics.”

    Well, this is true. I’ve always wondered why we assume that anyone who actually wants to be the leader of the most powerful country in the world would be even remotely sane.

    Comment by azahar — January 25, 2009 @ 10:06 am

  7. …. but I thought Tom Clancy is Fact …. wasn’t there some tvitching amongst Your US-Naval Chappies, because the Red October described a highly-secret Submarine Propulsion system that no-one was meant to know about

    In this Eagle’s childhood before a distinguished US writer was born (sotto voce – envious squawking), there was a wonderful Comic called the Eagle

    It had wonderful characters like Dan Dare who saved the World every other week from evil characters like the Mekon, dictator of Rhodesia … or was it Mars

    The Eagle was a Must-Read for the brighter Members of the British Equivalent of what you (ex)Colonials so charmingly call “the Clandestine Community”

    Therefore, James Bond’s colleagues were “shocked, grieved, grieved indeed” to open their Eagle delivered by the local Newspaper-Delivery boy and to be greeted by a picture of the latest British Jet Fighter

    Retribution was immediate – they served a “D-Notice” banning any further Publications of the hereinbefore-mentioned Aircraft

    …. closely pursued by ribald laughter, when it was realized that this state-of-the-art ‘Plane had been dreamt up by a Comic Illustrator

    Those were the days, when Britain still had an Empire ….. and thriving Manufacturing, Coal & Steel Industries …. and we didn’t have any of this “Equal=Opportunities” nonsense which seems intent on emasculating Men while masculinising the Ladies

    Forgive my vulgar curiosity but I ask in a Spirit of pScientific Curiosity :

    Are you able to list anything that Mr Shrub did right ??

    Yr obedient servant etc

    G E

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — January 27, 2009 @ 4:55 am

  8. What ever is your complaint about husky ladies?

    I will gladly arm-wrestle anyone at M. I. 5.

    PS. Mr. Shrub did seem to get his shoes on the right feet, but I can’t swear he didn’t have help.

    Comment by sledpress — January 28, 2009 @ 12:45 am

  9. Coming late to the party.

    Sled makes an interesting point:

    “Alas, both seemed more interested in settling personal scores than in running a nation. Which is the problem with electoral politics, generally. It attracts neurotics.”

    I believe this is the source of the rot. The assumption that what “I” want is automatically good and beneficial. In Shrub’s case it was mostly to show up daddy and prove that GBI was wrong about his own son’s dangerous loserhood.

    Comment by Metro — January 30, 2009 @ 10:10 am

  10. Hmmm, eleven days without a post. But I’m not worried, because I’ve seen you online on FB. 🙂

    Comment by azahar — January 30, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

  11. Senor FFE

    Nervous ScHuffling from left Talon …. to right Talon …. and back to left Talon

    I’ve never exactly favoured (… err … favOred) MUSCULAR CHRISTIANITY, being described by UnKind Realists as short of breath (sotto voce – coughing) and likely to benefit from a Modest Cheese-Free Diet


    Je suis tout desolĂ© – je n’ai pas that beneficient relationship with anyone in MI5, which would facilitate my passing on Mdm S-Press’s kindly Invitation to Arm-Wrestling exercises


    I see that Mdm S-Press’s views on how best to crunch the current Credit Ameliorations must be afforded with some greater respekt than is commonly afforded in this Erudite Place to your lately-departed Former President or to our Mr Brown

    Your obedient servant etc

    G Eagle

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — February 24, 2009 @ 3:15 pm

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