Ellen Andersen

Bill Maher's Comments for the President

Filed By Ellen Andersen | February 01, 2006 10:45 PM | comments

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This rant from Bill Maher is about four months old now, but seemed apropos after last night's State of the Union address. You can watch the video clip here

"Mr. President, this job can't be fun for you any more. There's no more money to spend -- you used up all of that. You can't start another war because you used up the army. And now, darn the luck, the rest of your term has become the Bush family nightmare: helping poor people. Listen to your Mom. The cupboard's bare, the credit cards maxed out. No one's speaking to you. Mission Accomplished.

"Now it's time to do what you've always done best: lose interest and walk away. Like you did with your military service and the oil company and the baseball team. It's time. Time to move on and try the next fantasy job. How about cowboy or space man? Now I know what you're saying: there's so many other things that you as President could involve yourself in. Please don't. I know, I know. There's a lot left to do. There's a war with Venezuela. Eliminating the sales tax on yachts. Turning the space program over to the church. And Social Security to Fannie Mae. Giving embryos the vote.

"But, Sir, none of that is going to happen now. Why? Because you govern like Billy Joel drives. You've performed so poorly I'm surprised that you haven't given yourself a medal. You're a catastrophe that walks like a man. Herbert Hoover was a shitty president, but even he never conceded an entire city to rising water and snakes.

"On your watch, we've lost almost all of our allies, the surplus, four airliners, two trade centers, a piece of the Pentagon and the City of New Orleans. Maybe you're just not lucky. I'm not saying you don't love this country. I'm just wondering how much worse it could be if you were on the other side.

"So, yes, God does speak to you. What he is saying is: 'Take a hint.'"


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Bill certainly said it all. I think the poor b****rd is in so deep he can't get out. Maybe we should all chip in and buy him a shovel!

Oh MY GOD .. NO!!! Dont' give W a complicated tool. He'd have to have someone explain how to use it.

The saddest thing is to watch the people of this country just sit back and let things slide. I think we have become disspirited-- as if there is no way to change things, so why bother getting up in the morning. I know I feel that way, when the IN General ASSembly defines life beginning at birth and is pro-local control-- except for gay rights. (Reminds me of the time they declared Pi to be 3, to make life easier in Indiana.)

BUT.. and yes, there is another way out-- we have an election in just a few months. And we can turn this Congress -- the House-- and the state House Democratic.. and begin to slow down the dramatic downturn our nation has taken. Will we rise to the occasion and make a difference?

Randy, you are right about changing things through the next election. But I also think there are a lot of people out there who are avid about this change and want to make it happen. Anger about what is going on is a big impetus. I for one have never been as political as I am now.