In BushWorld, anything that doesn’t paint the family in a positive light is immediately excoriated as lies and character assassination. Yes, in BushWorld, they protect their own, and they certainly seem to live in their own little world. In this protected world, the media is expected to fulfill it’s role of making the Bushes look good. Heaven help those who fall short in fulfilling this responsibility.
It’s time the Bush family was forced to recognize the reality that they are not royalty, nor are they the Republican answer to the Kennedys. What they are is a collection of corrupt, venal, mean-spirited politicos who honestly believe that they were to the manor born.
Former US President George Bush, father of the current president, has attacked film-maker Michael Moore as a “slimeball” for Fahrenheit 9/11.
Moore’s controversial documentary makes links between the Bush family and the Bin Laden and Saudi royal dynasties.
Speaking to WCSH-TV in Maine, US, the former president said Moore was a “total ass, slimeball”. He added it was “outrageous, his lies about my family”.
The film was a hit in the US, taking $119m (£66m) at box offices.
It alleges Saudis, including those with connections to the Bin Laden family, funded oil and arms companies run by the Bush family and their inner circle.
It claims those companies profited from the aftermath of 11 September.
Of course, 41 has to react emotionally, because he really can’t refute Moore’s accusations. He can piss and moan and decry the “unfairness” of it all, but Michael Moore did not throw Fahrenheit 9/11 together on a whim. Anyone who has read his book Dude, Where’s My Country? recognizes the degree and thoroughness of Moore’s research, but Fahrenheit 9/11 closely mirrors the book. Moore did his homework in both cases, and the anger from Republicans about “lies” are purely emotional arguments. Neither 41 nor any other Republican has cited specific lies that Moore is propagating. Apparently, ranting about them is to be considered proof enough of Moore’s perfidy.
Simply whining about something that makes you and your son look like corrupt asses is hardly going to be sufficient to refute Moore’s arguments. It’s plenty, though, to make you look like the arrogant, clueless elitists that you are.