Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Endless Love

Well it's been a rough couple of years but the Blair-Bush love affair has become the dysfunctional relationship that just won't die. And I just gotta hand it to them for being able to make it work for so long.

George, Tony...

...this one's for you.

UPDATED: Link fixed. It's funny, I swear.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

From Frank Rich today on Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11:
Fahrenheit 9/11" doesn't push any Vietnam analogies, but you may find one in a montage at the start, in which a number of administration luminaries (Cheney, Rice, Ashcroft, Powell) in addition to the president are seen being made up for TV appearances. It's reminiscent of Richard Avedon's photographic portrait of the Mission Council, the American diplomats and military figures running the war in Saigon in 1971. But at least those subjects were dignified. In Mr. Moore's candid-camera portraits, a particularly unappetizing spectacle is provided by Paul Wolfowitz, the architect of both the administration's Iraqi fixation and its doctrine of "preventive" war. We watch him stick his comb in his mouth until it is wet with spit, after which he runs it through his hair. This is not the image we usually see of the deputy defense secretary, who has been ritualistically presented in the press as the most refined of intellectuals — a guy with, as Barbara Bush would have it, a beautiful mind.

Said my mother after reading that passage: "I think I'd rather see The Passion than that sequence."