Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is.    The Honorable Governor of Texas, George W. Bush

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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Freedom on the March

As befitting his position in this great land of ours, W is burning several hundred gallons of gasoline on his way to church this morning to pray that the teleprompter doesn’t drop out during his inauguration speech.

In a twist too bizarre for clever analogy obscene amounts of the billions and billions of dollars that have shifted to the upper and upper middle classes in the last two and a half decades of the Reagan counter-revolution are being tossed to throw a party held in honor of the champions of sobriety, propriety and fiscal reality.

Among the donors are the brokerage houses who stand to reap the commissions gleaned from privatizing Social Security.

Giving mightily are the drug companies pushing for laws to arrest your grandmother for drug smuggling.

Tossing in their two cents are the homebuilders and banks in the sincere hope that interest rates will stay low no matter the eventual cost to our children.

Need I mention petroleum interests?

The list is diversified, many are merely doing their corporate citizen thing with no more than a general expectation that it couldn’t hurt. Perhaps I should be glad so much money is pouring into the Washington economy. I know Marriott Hotels is, they lead the list at over a million.

The good news is that this isn’t costing us a cent, right?


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